Industry and community events

2017 Industry and community Safe Work Month events

Thousands of Queenslanders participated in Safe Work Month events, including these organisations who showed their commitment to improving work health and safety in Queensland.

You don’t have to wait until October to hold your own health and safety awareness events in your workplace. Check out our resources to help you plan an event any time of the year.

Details Location Industry
Albany Creek State High School
Staff Wellbeing Day for teaching and non teaching staff at Albany Creek State High School and Bunyaville Outdoor Education Centre. Topics covered include wealth creation, voice care, stress and cultivating emotional balance, nutritionist, back care and pilates.
Albany Creek Education and training
Burdekin Shire Council
We are holding four training sessions on mental health awareness for our employees followed by a sausage sizzle and cold drinks.
Ayr Other services
Burnett Inland Economic Development Organisation (BIEDO)
Join us at this family-friend, free community event to hear Shane Webcke and other great speakers share important messages about staying #worksafe #homesafe #farmsafe

Check out the Trade Stands, enjoy a bite to eat and go in the draw to WIN a Shane Webcke autographed football as a lucky door prize!

Keep updated by following BIEDO Community on Facebook and Instagram. All welcome!
Murgon Other services
Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service
The Expo will focus on the safety and wellbeing of CQHHS employees and the issues that affect day to day lives. The event will feature internal and external vendors exhibiting products and displays. Experts will share their safety, health, wellness, personal and financial knowledge with CQHHS employees. There will be giveaways and lucky door prizes proudly supplied by our corporate business partners RemServ, Medibank, NIB and BUPA. There will also be free Flu Vaccinations available. Expos will be on the following dates, 3 October in Rockhampton, 4 October in Gladstone, 5 October in Emerald, 11 October in Biloela.
Central Queensland Healthcare and social assistance
Corporate Protection Australia Group
We are holding an event focusing on “Technology’s impact on safety”. Keynote speakers include Naomi Kemp, Founder Safe Expectations - National Board Director, Safety Institute of Australia, Peter Gould, WHS and Wellbeing Manager, Redlands City Council and Glen Damro - Managing Consultant, iSafe SMS. The event will include exhibitors, lunch and refreshments and networking opportunities.
Brisbane Technology
Hillcrest Rockhampton Private Hospital
We will be holding a staff BBQ to announce the winners of out 'Out of the Box' safety competition. There will be stalls from our various stakeholders and sessions on Manual Handling.
Rockhamptom Healthcare and social assistance
King Springs
For this year’s work health and safety event King Springs will hold a healthy eating morning tea where staff will be provided healthy eating option platters. This year’s guest speakers include Jill Wallace, Occupational Health Consultant & Physiotherapist, who will present “Back care, manual handling techniques and common workplace injuries effecting the back” and Kane Thompson, Managing Director of One Stop, who will present “Correct PPE Usage, Care and Maintenance / Fit for Purpose Equipment and Glove Safety.” King Springs are an active supporter of the Injury Prevention and Management Program and since completing the program have successfully reduced Work Cover claims within the business and have strengthened their safety culture among employees.
The staff will be provided with an open floor at the end of the training to discuss any WHS concerns or feedback.

King Springs are proud sponsors of Safe Work Month 2017 and employees of the company will be attending this year’s Safe Work Month breakfast forum on the Gold Coast.
Molendinar Manufacturing
Laing O'Rourke
We will be holding a BBQ with safety advocate and toolbox talk to discuss safety with crews.
Fortitude Valley Construction
Over the month of October, Lendlease (from its Kingsgate office) has organized a range of events to support Safe Work Month to focus on the health and wellbeing of all our employees and our construction workers who work on our various construction sites. At Kingsgate, we have a Calendar of Events for October that includes weekly yoga and pilates, a mindfulness session, a presentation to office-based employees about Safe Work Month and Mental Health First Aid training (2-day course). There will also be site-based activities including BBQs on-site for our workers (Yarrabilba and Springfield Lakes and other sites within our other business units), Toolbox Talks with a focus on the mental health and wellbeing of everyone.
Brisbane Construction
Logan City Council
To support Safe Work Month our Logan City Council Health and Safety Program has scheduled a wide range of events and activities to promote the key message of 'committing to building a safe and healthy workplace'. These events include:
  • A WHSQ Ambassador sharing his safety story – ‘Building bridges’ about a chain of completely preventable events at work that led him to a permanent spinal injury;
  • An injury prevention speaker sharing his story about how fatigue and poor safety ended his career and changed his life forever;
  • A WHSQ Ambassador sharing his safety story – ‘Forever Young’ about how his son died whilst performing high risk electrical work as an apprentice;
  • WHSQ Inspector visit – Worksite Risk Assessment session;
  • Sessions on Mental Health and Post Traumatic Stress;
  • Sessions on Avoiding Heat Stress;
  • Sessions on Incident Investigations;
  • A special presentation on ‘Choices and how they may affect your life’ for our young drivers delivered by the Paraplegic Benefit fund;
  • A Mock Court setting for our Managers and Program Leaders with a focus on Contractor Management; and
  • WHS Representative Forum/Breakfast and WHSQ Inspector chat.
A total of 16 sessions to be run throughout Safe Work Month and extra sessions being added to November as spaces filled fast!
Brisbane All industries
Loveday Electrical
A breakfast presented by Sarah Loveday, General Manager, discussing the importance of taking time to stop and acknowledge the critical role safety plays within all aspects of our business, discuss the dangers around a negative "Safety Culture" and the risk of complacency within our scope of works. Two short videos will be played, following an open discussion about the content. The first video shows QLD Safety Ambassador Shane Webcke and his story as to why took on the role. The second is a video entitled "Jason's Story" which discusses the aftermath for those involved in a fatal electrical incident in QLD.
Caboolture Construction
QRI Lifestyle
QRI Lifestyle is a not-for-profit organisation and we are sharing the message of Safe Work Month with a drop-in event featuring:
  • A focus on work-life balance
  • Healthy snacks provided
  • Leisure and lifestyle experts to chat with
This is a free event which anyone can drop into. It will be held in the QRI conference room at the Central train station complex, 309 Edward Street, Brisbane.
Brisbane Other services

Scenic Rim Regional Council
The event will provide staff with a holistic approach to safety, health and wellbeing at work and in their personal lives. Staff will have an opportunity to talk to a variety of exhibitors covering topics such as health, nutrition, safety, financial wellbeing, driver safety and more.

Beaudesert Public administration and safety
Sugar Research Australia
Sugar Research Australia has organised an Information session workshop in Mackay - "Instruct and embed in staff - the importance of embracing SWP inductions and training".
Mackay Agriculture forestry and fishing
Sunstate Cement
Sunstate Cement's Safety day held on September 6th included:
  • "Tim's Story" by Bill Martin (WHSQ Safety Advocate)
  • Fast and easy nutrition demonstration with a bicycle-operated smoothie blender
  • A health talk by a Doctor
  • A truck safety demonstration
  • A conveyor safety demonstration showcasing a conveyor built by Sunstate employees
  • A falling object demonstration to show the potential impacts of falling objects
  • A team-building activity

The event was attended by shareholder representatives, employees, a WHSQ inspector and other members from the Sunstate network.

Wynnum Manufacturing
Our warehouse is holding different events, the main ones are safety advocate visit, toolbox talk on mental health, healthy cooking demo, healthy lunch, tai chi and a back safety module.
Gold Coast Retail trade
The Energy Network
Our safe work month agenda includes presentations on how psychology (and our brain) influences decision making. Refreshing our training, including fire safety training, spill kit training, manual handling training and finally our closing session will be about looking after our mental health.
Banyo, Brisbane Wholesale trade
Toowoomba Regional Council
Council holds a series of Breakfasts and Lunches around the region to highlight Health and Safety in the workplace. This year Council is raising the importance of near miss and hazard reporting through promotional scratch cards and material. Speakers vary throughout the events, dependant on the target audience. These speakers cover areas such as mental health, young workers, wellness and paying attention of your surroundings.
Toowoomba Public administration and safety
Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service
The service are providing a BBQ lunch for staff as well as information on work health and safety and healthy lifestyles information.
Bundaberg Healthcare and social assistance

Last updated
22 November 2017