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Registration is now open for
the Safety First Conference &
, May 26 – 30 in Melbourne, Australia’s only one-stop event for professionals
keen to take workplace safety to the next level. The event offers access to
industry experts – including Prof Sidney Dekker alongside leaders from industry
and government – backed by a showcase of innovative safety products and

Safety First’s
four-day Conference program includes completely free drop-in sessions,
with presenters offering strategies and case studies on major issues: such as
workplace bullying, safety management specialist topics ranging from heavy
vehicle safety to responsibilities on multi-employer sites.

Among program highlights is a real-time test, on Day 1 – May
26 – of a safety scenario, showing how technology, processes and your actions
can combine for successful outcomes. A separate Ask the Experts session, Friday
29th May, will give participants the chance to ask wide-ranging questions of
industry leaders on workers compensation, legal and WHS matters.

  • The Conference also offers paid premium
    sessions with leading experts. Key sessions include a Leader Skills Pro series,
    developing safety leadership skills, and a focused session on Psychological
  • An event highlight will be Jonathan Metcalfe,
    Former CFO of Transdev Australasia and 2013 Safety Ambassador of the Year,
    sharing his insights on creating a leadership-driven safety culture that’s
    ingrained across the organisation.
  • A separate Premium Forum on Human Factors in
    Safety will present Prof Sidney Dekker of Griffith University- globally
    recognised for his work – to share latest exciting developments in his thinking
    on how humans create safety in the workplace.

First is co-located with National Manufacturing Week, Austech and the SMART
Logistics conference, to harness shared energies from the manufacturing,
transport, building & construction, government and broader industry

Safety software systems MYOSH
is confirmed as major sponsor of – and exhibitor at – Safety First: and the
event has confirmed participation from industry leaders including A1 Testing
& Tagging, CEJN, Eclipse Security Systems, Rapid Test Systems, SAI Global
and Big Ass Fans.

“Safety First will be the forum for professionals who want
to boost their ability to influence safety levels in their workplace, by
advancing their own skills, and by taking on board new safety solutions,” comments Anthony Reed, Event
Director for Safety First Conference & Expo.

“It will also be the forum in which industry professionals can see and
talk about possible next steps in their work. We are expecting a strong turnout
for Safety First – it will be a vital event for safety professionals across all
industry sectors,” he said.

for more information on the free and Premium conference sessions
(discounts are available, with up to 40% off registrations for multiple Premium
Forums) – and to register, to skip the queues when the doors open on Safety
First, May 26 – 29, Melbourne.

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