Geelong Health and Safety Month

This event is presented by WorkSafe Victoria.


Thursday, 4 October 2018 from 7:00AM to 1:30PM (AEDT)


Level 1, GMHBA Stadium Kardinia Park, Kilgour Street, Geelong, 3220. Entry via the Cats Shop at Gate 13 - View Map

Health & Safety Month Ambassador Cameron Ling is the official MC at the Geelong event.

Breakfast provided.


7:00am to 7:30am: Doors open

7:30am to 9:00am: Small Business Breakfast

Are you a small business owner? We know that managing a business is more than a full-time job and that workplace safety is just one of your priorities.

Let WorkSafe Victoria help during this breakfast session where we cover:

  • what an inspector looks for
  • returning to work
  • insurance and premiums
  • OH&S (Occupational Health & Safety) business essentials

Ask questions during this interactive morning and discover practical ways to improve safety in your workplace.

9:15am to 9:30am: Introduction to WorkSafe by Chief Executive Clare Amies

9:30am to 10:30am: The story of an injured worker – meet Alan Newey

Imagine being right handed and the horror of losing your right arm above the elbow. That's exactly what happened to Alan Newey when a workplace incident changed his life forever. Experience Alan's story including the events leading up to his injury and the warning that getting hurt at work is avoidable.

Presented by Alan Newey.

10:30am to 10:45am: Morning tea served 

10:45 to 11:45: BULLY ZERO™ - Workplace bullying prevention program

As experts in the area of bullying prevention, management, advocacy and policy, BULLY ZERO™ has developed an evidence-based program designed to assist organisations to meet legislative requirements and ensure a safe and healthy workplace for their employees, contractors and other persons.

Topics covered include:

  • Bullying v performance management
  • Employee and employer rights and responsibilities
  • Bystander phenomenon
  • Legislation
  • Strategies
  • Contacts

11:55am to 12:55pm: WorkSafe WorkWell - Supporting workplace mental health and wellbeing

Victorian's spend around a third of their time at work which is why mental health and wellbeing strategies have never been more important in our worplaces.

A positive workplace can improve morale, reduce absenteeism and increase productivity, which is good for everyone. 

The WorkSafe WorkWell program is a website and online toolkit offering practical steps to create healthier, more positive workplaces that promote good mental health and prevent mental injury or illness.

The WorkWell program provides resources, actions and steps that can be tailored to your small to medium sized workplace. Find out how businesses are already utilising the toolkit and how you can benefit.

12:55am to 1:30pm: Lunch