NQLD Contractor Safety Management Workshop | Townsville

IQA Contractor Safety Management Workshop Townsville
The Contractor Safety Management workshop will look at what must be considered when engaging contractors with regard to pre-qualification, onboarding, performance monitoring and review.  The workshop will be followed by an optional NQLD Branch Site Tour & Networking Event.

Wednesday 29 May 2024
Workshop Time: 9:00am - 1:30pm
Location: Townsville Yacht Club | 1 Plume St, South Townsville

Contractor management involves the management of an external third-party resource working for a company. It encompasses the establishment and implementation of a system that is responsible for handling contractors' health and safety records, insurance information, training programs and specific documents that pertain to the contractor and the business.

The Brady Review revealed that, of the serious accidents examined which occurred in quarries, the number of accidents involving contractors was nearly double the number of accidents involving employees. Contractor management can be a very challenging area and is one often overlooked. Just because a company hires a contractor, doesn’t mean its safety responsibilities are absolved or that the contractor has the correct compliance documentation in order.

Workshop Overview

Under WHS legislation, the principal duty of employers is to provide a working environment for employees that is safe and without risks to health. This duty extends to contractors in relation to matters over which the employer has control.

When contractors are engaged, there are a number of important factors that need to be considered when it comes to effective contractor safety management.  Work arrangements between the two parties need to be clearly defined to deal with these WHS obligations.

This workshop will look at what must be considered when engaging contractors with regard to pre-qualification, onboarding, performance monitoring and performance review.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the legal obligations for contractor safety management
  • Understand how to demonstrate due diligence when engaging contractors
  • Understand what a contractor induction should cover
  • Understand when and how to undertake effective contractor safety monitoring
  • Understand how to close the due diligence loop by conducting a safety management review

Who should attend?
This workshop is recommended for:

  • Quarry Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Quarry / Pit Supervisors
  • Human Resource staff
  • H&S staff
  • Those with responsibility for management and supervision of contractors.
 Your Facilitator | Chris Georgiou

Chris has worked as a manager in the construction materials and mining industry for over 10 years.  In this time, he has held senior statutory management positions at large hard rock quarries and a mineral sand mine.  Chris is passionate about safety in the workplace ensuring systems and processes are in place support to the workforce to achieve this. 

  • Workshop: 4 Hours | IQA QMCS: Risk Management
  • Site Tour: up to 1.5 Hours | Informal Learning

A Certificate will be issued upon completion of the workshop only. 

Registration Fees
IQA Member:  $320
Non Member: $450

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Registrations Close: Monday 27 May 2024

Site Tour & Networking Event

The Contractor Safety Management workshop will be followed by a site tour of the Townsville Connection Road, networking and refreshments. 

About The Townsville Connection Road  

The Townsville Connection Road is being upgraded to dual lanes between University Road and Bowen Road Bridge. The project includes upgrades at 3 intersections: Gartrell Drive, Mervyn Crossman Drive/Fairfield Waters Drive and Kokoda Street.

The section of road carries around 24,000 vehicles daily. The surrounding area is experiencing residential and commercial growth, and increased traffic is forecast. 

Current Production: The quarry presently holds authorization for an annual extraction of 495,000 tonnes. 

Challenges: The quarry faces various challenges, including issues related to dust, floods, neighbouring land uses, and traffic. To assist with the dust, the quarry has installed a plumbed in sprinkler system for dust suppression.

Mobile Crushing Equipment: The quarry pit has an in-pit crusher and conveyor that transports material to the out of pit crushing plant.  It is supported by company-owned PBS-rated truck and dog fleet for efficient transport operations.


Mandatory PPE include: long pants, long sleeved hi vis shirt and/or hi vis vest, safety hat & boots.

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29/05/2024 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
E. Australia Standard Time
Townsville Yacht Club 1 Plume St South Townsville, QLD 4810 AUSTRALIA
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