SIA Sydney Safety Symposium 2017

Friday 29 September, 2017

The Safety Institute of Australia (New South Wales Branch) invites you to attend the 2017 Sydney Safety Symposium which will be held on Friday 29 September 2017 at Mercure Sydney International Airport.

The theme: Safety Starts with You, this one day conference will provide an excellent opportunity for attendees to hear the latest thoughts on developing the safety professional.

Be inspired by a facilitated session on The Philosophy of Safety, learn a new skill from the SAFETY101 series, hear cutting edge information on prevention of psychological injury and psychological well-being; and network with a fantastic group of safety professionals in a positive and inspiring atmosphere.

The Sydney Safety Symposium aims to promote collaboration and sharing of best practice across the sector in an effort to harness the capabilities of the OHS profession and work toward the ultimate elimination of workplace injury, illness and death.

This symposium promises to ignite important discussion around the future of the Australian OHS sector. SIA invites you to take part in the conversation. Follow the hashtag #SIAinNSW for updates and announcements about this highly anticipated event.

Event Details

Date: Friday 29 September 2017

Time: 8:00am - 5.00pm

Venue: Mercure Sydney International Airport, 22 Levy Street Wolli Creek, NSW


SIA Member                                                              $300 + GST
SIA Student Member                                                 $150 + GST
SIA Corporate Member                                              $400 + GST
Non Member Conference Only                                  $550 + GST
Non Member Conference & Join SIA*                       $520 + GST

(* 12 month SIA Membership)

Register your attendance here




08:00 AM

Delegate Registrations

08:30 AM

Welcome to Country

08:40 AM

Welcome & Introduction

09:00 AM

SIA Overview

09:15 AM

Keynote Presentation: The Philosophy of Safety
Presented by Tim Dean

Join Tim Dean, Philosopher, for an interactive examination and discussion of the values and motivations that lead us to care about safety. If we can understand these values, then we have a better chance of engaging with others by appealing to the same values, thus encouraging them to care more about safety. 

10:25 AM

Announce Safety 101 sessions and sign up process

10:30 AM


11:00 AM

Creating supportive workplaces for mental health

Join Adam Jadseric, Head of Safety Fujitsu as he hosts presentations and discussions on the role safety functions and the workplace should play in supporting mental health.  With a focus on the wellbeing of men in the workplace. Leave with a different take on the impact we can have by holistically looking after people.                 

Why it matters – Rae Bonney (Who Group)

Life Above Zero – Managing People for Positive Mental Health – Traci Carse (Safety Works Group)

Creating supportive workplaces – Nicole Ashcroft (EY)

12:30 PM


01:30 PM

Safety 101 Series
As Safety Professionals we are expected to know a lot about everything, including some key specialist areas. Choose a topic and learn the skills we don’t get taught from experts in their field!

  1. Good Conversations 101 with Tim Dean
  1. Change Management 101 with Cassandra Gordon

  2. Integrating Safety 101 with Tony Filacouridis

  3. Storytelling 101 with Rebecca Melrose
  1. Human Factors 101 with Justin Drinkwater

03:00 PM


03:30 PM

In conversation with neuroscience, bridging the gap between Safety and HR
Hosted by Sue Langley in conversation with Safety Professionals including Heads of Safety and SafeWork NSW.

Ever wondered where the ownership or responsibility lies when it comes to psychological prevention and wellbeing? Confused about what we term Safety differently? Interested in how the ever-growing field of neuroscience research impacts on safety and wellbeing? Do you want to learn and be challenged by our currently acceptable supermarket of safety interventions?

Join leading neuroscientist and all round awesome human being Sue Langley as she hosts a conversation with leading professionals from the safety industry. 

05:15 PM


05:30 PM