Previous events

Safety culture and climate webinar series

Introduction to safety culture and climate webinar

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Safety culture and climate in transport webinar

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Safety culture and climate in construction webinar

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Conclusion and next steps webinar

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Transport Safety Showcase

Over 800 people turned out to the second annual transport safety showcase hosted by Toll NQX at its Tennyson depot on 10 November 2015. With support from Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, the showcase focused on improving safety for the transport industry with an emphasis on vehicles, trailers and equipment designed to reduce the risk of injury to workers.

Trailers from Vawdrey and Maxi-trans, plus Volvo's rollover simulator were some of the stalls open to visitors including electronic traffic management system, load securing equipment and GPS tracking systems.

This is the second year that Toll invested its time and resources to influence safety culture in the transport industry by putting on this free event and discussions are underway for a 3rd event.

Toll is a strong supporter of WHSQ's Safety Leadership at Work Program whose aim is to develop safety leadership capacity, improve safety culture and contribute to reducing work-related injuries and fatalities in Queensland workplaces. Through the program, safety leaders at all levels have the opportunity to learn from others, develop their safety leadership skills and build a positive safety culture in their workplace.

Construction Safety Showcase

Over 180 construction industry professionals filled the Brisbane Technology Park for the Construction Safety Showcase in 2015. An impressive line up of speakers shared their insights and personal stories to showcase successful safety leadership.

View the event program (PDF, 1766.62 KB) .

Key messages included:

  • lead change by bringing people on the journey
  • safety involves finding ways to set people up for success
  • focus safety on the positive, not just the negative
  • health and wellbeing is good business management.

The interactive session facilitated by Daniel Hummerdal, Safety Innovation Leader at Thiess was a highlight of the event. Attendees participated in collaborative group exercises to identify practical ways to engage employees for high performance. The groups developed a set of questions to help workplaces establish the tools, resources and strategies people rely on to succeed, and the conditions and constraints that could make this difficult.

Safety II – Learning from what goes right (workshop summary) (PDF, 357.27 KB) .

The Office of Industrial Relations will hold a number of smaller industry forums in 2016 to help develop safety leadership capacity and work towards creating a positive safety culture in the construction industry. If you would like more information, please contact

August 2015 - Safety Leadership at Work Program launch events

The presentations delivered by Professor Peter Gahan and Steve Rae at the Safety Leadership at Work launch events are now available.

Professor Gahan, of the Centre for Workplace Leadership, challenged traditional approaches to workplace leadership. He suggested that the big challenges ahead of us will require a different approach to leadership.

Steve Rae took us on a journey, sharing insights from his experiences when he first began work as an electrician and as he progressed through a series of supervisor, managerial and corporate roles before becoming CEO at the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal.

Download presentations of Professor Peter Gahan (PDF, 3908.15 KB) and Steve Rae (PDF, 2368.48 KB) .

Download and listen to the Peter Gahan's presentation (ZIP/MP4, 69 MB) .

28 May 2015 - Good work design for young workers webinar

The webinar, provided insight for employers, particular middle managers and supervisors about what good work design for young workers involves.

More than 4,000 young workers (aged 15-24 years) suffer a serious injury at work each year in Queensland– that's an injury that keeps them off work for at least five days, and possibly one that will affect their ability to work for the rest of their life.

Good work design can help prevent injuries and improve your safety culture.

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Last updated
07 June 2017