NQLD 2022 Safety & Health Conference + Networking Sundowner

The NQld Branch is pleased to invite all members & associates to the 2022 NQld Quarrying & Mining Safety & Health Conference.  The Conference will be followed by a Networking Sundowner.


Join us for the 2022 Quarrying & Mining Safety & Health Conference. Co-hosted by the Institute of Quarrying Australia (IQA) and Resources Safety & Health Queensland (RSHQ).  The conference program addresses important current safety and health issues relevant to the quarrying and mining industries.

Date:   Friday 17th June 2022

Time:   10.00am - 5.00pm

Venue: The Oaks Townsville
              81 Palmer St
             Townsville Qld 4810.

Conference Program:

 10.00am    Registration |  Tea & Coffee
 10.30am    Welcome
 Kylie Fahey, AIQ, Chief Executive Officer, IQA
 Lawrence Fahey, MIQ, Operations Manager, BQC Quarries
 10.50am    Opening Remarks |  Kate Du Preez, Commissioner for   Resources Safety and Health
 11.10am    Inspectorate Update |  Trevor Brown, Deputy Chief Inspector   of Mines, RSHQ
 11.30am    Verification of Competency (VoC) & Safety
 Rodo DeBoer
, CEO, Resources Training Council
 12.00pm    Health Surveillance
 Ewan Wylie
, Head of Operations & Business Development,   Heart of Australia


Heart of Australia Truck Access


The Problem of the Unseen Hazard - Respirable Crystalline Silica
Samantha Forster, Principal Occupational Hygienist, RSHQ

 2.15pm    Education for the Extractive Industry
 Kylie Fahey
, AIQ, Chief Executive Officer, IQA
 2.30pm    Panel Discussion | Training and VoC
 Trevor Brown
Rodo DeBoer, Bob Ware, MIQ

Heart of Australia Truck Access
Industrial Manslaughter: Context for Mock Interview
 Alan Girle
, Special Counsel, Macpherson Kelley
 4.00pm    Mock Interview: A demonstration of what to say and what   not to say in an incident interview situation
 Alan Girle
, Special Counsel, Macpherson Kelley
 5.00pm    Final Remarks & Conference Close
 Kylie Fahey
, AIQ, Chief Executive Officer, IQA

*Program is subject to change

Conference Objectives:

  • Provide a forum to share information on safety and health issues affecting the quarrying and mining sectors
  • Share experiences and knowledge relating to workplace practice and policy
  • Learn new ways to provide a safe and healthy work environment

Who Should Attend:

  • Site Senior Executives
  • Operators
  • Executive Officers of Quarry & Mining Companies
  • Quarry & Mine workers
  • Risk Managers, Safety & Health personnel
  • Contractors
  • Equipment manufacturers and suppliers
  • Consultants
  • Students and Academics
  • Anyone interested in Safety & Health in the quarrying, mining and associated industries

This conference will be followed by a Networking Sundowner (included in Conference Registration*) from 5.00pm - 7.30pm.
*Conference attendees only


Conference Registration (including Networking Sundowner): 

IQA Member:  $115.00
Non Member: $140.00

Networking Sundowner Registration Only
IQA Member   $20
Non Member  $30
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Conference Registration Includes:

  • Attendance at conference sessions as per the program
  • Refreshments and lunch as per the program
  • Wine, champagne, beer, soft drinks and canapes at the networking sundowner following the conference

This event is sponsored by:


Trade Exhibitors


 For sponsorship opportunities and availabilities, contact: [email protected]   


The Oaks Hotel is offering Conference attendees a 12.5% discounted rate on accommodation.  To receive the discounted price, please book by clicking HERE


All information is correct at the time of publication. The IQA reserves the right to alter or delete items as required, and takes no responsibility for any errors, omissions and changes.

17/06/2022 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
E. Australia Standard Time
The Oaks Townsville 81 Palmer Street Townsville, QLD 4810 AUSTRALIA
Registration is closed. Please contact [email protected] for registration availability.

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IQA’s Cancellation Policy: IQA event and workshop cancellations are non-refundable; however, participant substitution is available. Please notify us at [email protected] if participant substitution is required for this event. Where circumstances force the IQA to cancel an event or workshop, the liability of the IQA shall be limited to a refund of any fees paid for that particular event or workshop”. 

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