The Workplace Health and Safety Show 2018 and #SAFETYSCAPE have announced a new interactive Live Action Theatre program as part of the FREE two-day show (23-24 May). From thoughtful discussions on sexual harassment to captivating demonstrations from key exhibitors, the seven sessions will transform Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre into a bustling hub of live safety splendour.
“We’re thrilled to announce our brand new interactive program. These two-way sessions are the perfect opportunity to openly collaborate with special guests, industry influencers and field experts alike, diving into often-taboo workplace issues,” said International Exhibition and Conference Group CEO, Marie Kinsella.
“We hope this new program encourages a greater level of understanding with show-goers, as they engage with the most crucial issues in the health and safety world, in thought-provoking new ways,” she said.
Crikey founder Stephen Mayne and sexual assault activist Nikki Keating will speak at Lessons Learnt from the Robert Doyle Sexual Harassment Case. The interactive panel will generate important conversation centred on recent sexual assault controversy, including challenges for victims, and handling workplace complaints.
Q&A legend and agony aunt Renata Musolino (The Victorian Trades Hall Council) will engage in a live stage version of her popular “Ask Renata” web segment. Answering questions directly from audience members, the discussion will shed light on how to navigate the often-fiery relationships between OHS representatives and employers.
Director of ACT Australia and New Zealand Susan Fleming will inject her vibrant experience in action film production into two safety theatre workshops. Risk Assessment, Hazard Awareness and the Culture of Speaking Up is a high-impact piece fostering speak up culture, and The Skills Needed to Build an Agile Team and Why It Is So Important transposes the theatre art of improvisation into a valuable safety skill.
Audiences will also catch thrilling demonstrations of the latest safety innovations from industry movers and shakers. First aid providers Premium Health will present Shock Tactics: the link between quality and outcome, with National Training Manager Thomas Howell exploring the critical relationship between CPR quality, early defribrillation and patient survival through an exhilarating simulation exercise.
The Practical & Effective Ergonomics Programs – Six Tips You Can Implement Tomorrow session will be led by Dohrmann Consulting’s Managing Director Ted Dohrmann. The live discussion will share insider knowledge on what a quality, evidence-based ergonomics program looks like, and includes six take- away improvement points to implement immediately.
The FREE Live Action Theatre Program full schedule includes:
DAY 1 – Wednesday 23 May
Lessons Learnt from the Robert Doyle sexual harassment case
Red wine, sexual harassment, the denial of natural justice and victim-blaming… what can OHS professionals learn from the case?
Former City of Melbourne councillor Stephen Mayne, the Australian Local Government
Women’s Association, sexual harassment activist Nikki Keating, and a special guest who has experienced harassment first-hand join an interactive panel. The discussion will encompass how widespread harassment has become, the roadblocks for people who’ve been harassed and how complaints should be handled.
Exhibitor Demos: Day 1
See exhibitor products and services in action! Day 1’s Exhibitor Demos include Premium Health’s Shock Tactics: the link between quality and outcome, with National Training Manager Thomas Howell exploring the critical relationship between the quality of CPR, early defribrillation and patient survival outcomes through an exhilarating simulation exercise.
Ask Renata: Keeping the relationship between OHS reps and employers healthy
The sometimes fiery relationships between OHS representatives and employers are fraught with challenges, but rich with opportunity.
Show-goers will have the chance to pitch their own questions about the role of OHS reps live to the Victorian Trades Hall Council’s legendary Renata Musolino. The discussion will also be live-streamed as a webinar for the “Ask Renata” segment on Victorian Trades Hall OHS website.
DAY 2 – Thursday 24 May
ACT Australia Session 1: Risk Assessment, Hazard Awareness and the Culture of Speaking Up
Part A: Truckin’ – A high-impact piece using theatre as a catalyst to raise importance of risk assessment, hazard awareness and culture of speaking up. Used in Australia by Wesfarmers, Shell and Skilled, this powerful and emotional piece will include the ‘bear pit’, a device used to practice actual interventions to allow participants to engage in the impact of not intervening.
ACT Australia Session 2: The Skills Needed to Build an Agile Team and Why It Is So Important
Part B: Improvisation – key to the arsenal of actors, is also essential for leaders in today’s environment, and the world of VUCA. We explore how to respond to the world of VUCA – Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity – and how that translates into organisations. A set of agile leadership skills combined with design thinking exercises to offer the foundation for the mindsets and behaviours all professionals need today.
Practical & Effective Ergonomics Programs – Six Tips You Can Implement Tomorrow
Join Ted Dohrmann from Dohrmann Consulting as he shares some lessons learned from when it all went wrong.
Hear valuable insights and key steps needed to create ergonomics programs in your business that deliver consistently great safety outcomes. You will learn what a quality, evidence-based ergonomics program looks like and you’ll be provided you with six ergonomics improvement tips that you can implement immediately.
Exhibitor Demos: Day 2
Catch live demonstrations from exhibitors including St John Ambulance Vic, with interactive showcases of the most innovative ways to make your workplace safer.
Bookings for these sessions can be made during registration at www.whsshow.com.au