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Construction supply chain and subcontractor safety masterclass

This Safety leadership at work masterclass will:

  • explain the concept of a “system of systems” and how it is useful for thinking about multi-organisation safety
  • discuss the challenges particular to safety for “precarious” workers such as labour hire and contract employees
  • discuss the ethical and practical challenges for a customer of safety related services, including outsourcing of safety assessments and reports
  • workshop the ongoing challenges related to contracts and organisational boundaries for the establishment of just cultures and clear expectations for safety.

Who should attend?

This masterclass is aimed at managers and professionals representing organisations that hire subcontractors or outsource safety or safety-related services, as well as those who work for organisations that provide subcontract or safety-related services. An emphasis will be placed on examples drawn from the construction industry.

This masterclass is presented in partnership with Griffith University by Dr Drew Rae.

Dr Drew Rae

Dr Drew Rae is Manager of the Safety Science Innovation Lab at Griffith University, where he directs and teaches postgraduate programs in safety leadership. Drew’s research brings a critical cross-disciplinary approach to examining the myths, rituals and bad habits that surround safety practice. His research is informed by his experience as a safety engineer in the rail and aerospace industries.

Drew has a PhD and a Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering, both from the University of Queensland. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a member of the Australian Safety Critical Systems Association.

More information

Visit our webpage to find out more about the Safety Leadership at Work Program.


Level 41, 1 William Street, Brisbane.

Date 25 July 2018
Time 8.30am - 4.30pm
Cost Members: $150 (inc. GST) per person
Non-members: $170 (inc. GST) per person

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Last updated
28 February 2018