NSW 6th Annual Quarries & Concrete Safety Seminar

NSW 6th Annual Quarries & Concrete Safety Seminar

Seminar Theme: “Understanding and Managing Critical Risk”

The NSW Quarries & Concrete Safety Seminar will be held on Wednesday 23 rd October 2019 at Rydges Campbelltown. Co-hosted by the Institute of Quarrying Australia (IQA) and Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia (CCAA), this one-day interactive program addresses important current safety and health issues relevant to the quarrying, mining, and concrete industries. A trade exhibition will be held in conjunction with the Seminar.

Venue: Rydges Campbelltown, 15 Old Menangle Road, Campbelltown NSW 2560

The aim of the Seminar is to:
  • Provide a forum to share information on safety and health issues affecting the quarrying, mining
    and concrete sector
  • Share experiences and knowledge relating to workplace practice and policy
  • Learn new ways to provide a safe and healthy work environment

Who should attend:

  • Quarry and Mine workers
  • Quarry & Mining Company representatives
  • Risk Managers, Safety & Health personnel
  • Contractors
  • Equipment manufacturers and suppliers
  • Consultants
  • Students and Academics
  • Anyone interested in Safety & Health in the quarrying, mining and related industries

Registration: $175.00 (inc GST), includes:

  • Attendance at seminar sessions as per the official program
  • Refreshments and lunch as per the seminar program
  • Access to the Trade Exhibition
To download the registration booking form please click here

Thank you to our Seminar Gold Sponsors:

Thanks to our Seminar Bronze Sponsors:

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities. Please see the prospectus and booking form. PDF (1082 KB)


7.30am Registration including tea/coffee and breakfast snacks
8.00am Welcome Address 
8.10am SESSION 1: OPENING KEYNOTE: “The Ironies of Automation”, Dr Sean Brady, Forensic Structural Engineer’ Dr Brady will examine how the automation of industry systems, whether by computers or robots, can have very unexpected, comical or even destructive effects. Dr Brady will look at the guidance available on how to minimise the downsides when increasing automation in any system. 
8.50am SESSION 2: “Critical Control Management in the Quarry Industry”: Sharyn Cobbin, Education & Training Manager, Minerals Industry Safety & Health Centre, The University of Queensland: while the risks are often well-known in the quarrying industry, a lack of sufficient risk-identification and control management can lead to serious injury and fatalities.  The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) recently acknowledged that Critical Control Management (CCM) is “an integral part of risk management and aids in identifying the priority risks in a company and implementing critical controls to prevent an incident or mitigate its impact”. This presentation looks at the 9 steps involved in implementing a critical control management program into your business  
9.20am SESSION 3: “Drone Technology”, Bill Farry, Groundwork Plus: Undertaking geotechnical inspections of geological hazards in Quarries has potential to place personnel at risk or be ineffective where traditional inspection methods are employed.  Learn how to utilise inexpensive and emerging technologies to collect and process low altitude aerial observational data providing geotechnical advice to operational sites.
9.40am SESSION 4:  Case Study: “The Right Start – Boral Quarries Online Induction”, James Collings, Metropolitan Operations Manager (NSW/ACT), Boral
10.00am Refreshment Break 
10.30am SESSION 5: Case Study: “A Safety Culture Improvement Journey”, Rick Moledo, General Manager – Shared Services, Hitachi Construction Machinery: whilst Hitachi has good safety practices and industry comparable safety performance, the business wanted to take safety to the next level. This presentation will outline the assessment undertaken to develop the Hitachi Safety Strategy “Towards Zero” injuries and a business improvement focus through operational discipline, and enhancements in communication and systems.
10.50am   SESSION 6: “Dust Safety – Are your controls working?”, Angus McDouall, Inspector of Mines: Risk mitigation, how business should be responding now to avoid future problems.
11.20am SESSION 7: Panel Discussion – Facilitator: Scott Tipping, Hanson Topic: Deaths involving heavy equipment/machinery and the impact on mental health
12.00pm Lunch 
1.00pm SESSION 8: “Competencies required for quarries”, Andrew Palmer, Manager Competencies & Authorisations, and Peter Berkholz, Principal Inspector – Small Mines
1.30pm SESSION 9: Kylie Fahey, Chief Executive Officer, IQA – Professional Development & Training
SESSION 10: Helen Fitzroy, Great Expectations Speakers & Trainers: Helen’s passion for workplace safety commenced following the death of her husband in an underground mining accident in 1991. Helen has travelled extensively across Australia as well as overseas campaigning for improved safety, and delivering safety focused presentations to companies across all sectors.
3.00pm SESSION 11: Closing Address: Jason Kuchel, State Director, New South Wales & South Australia, CCAA
3.15pm Seminar Concludes 
Rydges Campbelltown 15 Old Menangle Road Campbelltown, NSW 2560 AUSTRALIA

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