NSW Contractor Safety Management Workshop | Dubbo

IQA Contractor Safety Management Workshop Dubbo
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.


Date: Thursday 14 March 2024
Workshop Time: 8:00am - 12:30pm (AEDT)
Location: David Payne Constructions | 57 Douglas Mawson Drive, Dubbo
Site Tour Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm (AEDT) Self-drive.
Location: MAAS Group (Regional Quarries Division) South Keswick Quarry | 20L Sheraton Rd, Dubbo

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
  • Human Resource staff
  • H&S staff
  • Those with responsibility for management and supervision of contractors.
 Your Facilitator | Malcolm McDonald

Malcolm has an extensive background in training, having spent 10+ years as a Training and Safety Coordinator with Newcrest Mining where he was responsible for establishing a Training and Safety department.  His experience covers the design and delivery of management programs. Malcolm has also consulted to a number of high profile industry companies such as BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto.  He has numerous qualifications and is the Managing Director of TrainSafe.  Malcolm works with a number of quarrying organisations including, Hanson and Holcim.

Site Tour: MAAS Group (Regional Quarries Division) South Keswick Quarry

The workshop will be followed by a site tour of MAAS Group (Regional Quarries Division) South Keswick Quarry.  Initially established as a greenfield site approximately five years ago, it has now evolved into a mature hard rock quarry.

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, steel capped boots, safety glasses and gloves.


  • Workshop: 4 Hours | IQA QMCS: Risk Management NSW MOC: 1. Mining and WHS Systems (Subject A: SMS)
  • Site Tour: 1 Hour | Informal Learning

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

Registration Fees
IQA Member:  $280
Non Member: $350

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Registrations Close: Wednesday 6 March 2024 (unless booked out prior)

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.

14/03/2024 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
AUS Eastern Daylight Time
David Payne Constructions 57 Douglas Mawson Drive Dubbo, NSW 2830 AUSTRALIA

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