We will update our events and resources table throughout National Safe Work Month so be sure to check in with us regularly or follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn).

Date Our focusFocus

Sat 1

Register for Billion Steps Challenge – a free activity you and your workmates can get involved in

Wellbeing

Tue 4

Organise your own workplace activity
Tell us about your workplace activity during National Safe Work Month and enter our competition to win.

All workplaces in South Australia
Mon 10, 11am-12pm ACDT

Online workshop: Mindset Matters Most – presented by Wunder Training. Register now

  • Do you wonder why some people can view the same situation completely differently?
  • Do you find one pessimist in the team can drain your energy and wonder if you can help them shift their thinking?
  • Do you want to learn to think like an optimist?

This workshop will cover:

  • Why brains behave like they do and what the research tells us
  • 3 vital elements that differ in the optimistic and pessimist thinking styles
  • The No 1 Neuroscience strategy for re-appraisal
  • A simple written exercise to support shifting thinking through transition, change and uncertainty.
Wellbeing
Tue 11, 10-11.30 am ACDT

Online workshop: Managing Psychological Hazards and Risks, with SafeWork SA. Register now

Join Mardi Webber and SafeWork SA and learn how to manage psychological hazards and risks to ensure a mentally healthy workplace.

This 1.5 hour workshop hosted by ReturntoWorkSA's Mentally Healthy Workplace Consultant, Mardi Webber as well as Jason Mavrikis and Paul Findlay, WHS Advisors at SafeWork SA will guide participants through the risk management process to effectively manage psychological hazards in the workplace. The workshop will go through the common risk factors for work-related stress such as high work demands, poor support, lack of role clarity, poor workplace relationships and poorly managed change.

This workshop is suitable for WHS Managers, RTW Coordinators and other Managers who would like to learn more about how to address psychological hazards & risks in the workplace as part of a mentally healthy workplace and an effective WHS Program.

WHS Managers, Return to Work Coordinators and Managers
Tue 12, 4.15pm ACDT

Online webinar: Imagining a workplace without burnout: New findings and a roadmap to prevention Register now

The free webinar by Worksafe Queensland tackles burnout is a growing phenomenon in the modern workplace.

Industrial/Organisational psychologist Dr John Chan (Managing Director at Infinite Potential), and wellbeing and burnout expert, researcher, and speaker Sally Clarke (Co Director at Human Leaders) will share the latest findings from the 2022 Global Burnout Study and discuss the misalignment between much hyped burnout prevention strategies and the root causes of burnout. The discussion will offer practical advice on what organisations can do to drive attraction and retention through burnout mitigation.

WHS Managers, Return to Work Coordinators and Managers
Tue 18, 11am-12pm ACDT

Online webinar: Before you dig Australia. Register now

Join SafeWork SA and Before you dig Australia for a live interactive forum discussing:

  • WHS regulations on underground essential services information
  • Introduction to Before you Dig Australia
  • Importance of safe excavation

This webinar will cover the safety hazards that occur from excavating and ground penetrating work such as landscaping, fencing, building or civil construction activities. This session will help civil and construction industry workers, as well as home & land owners, contractors and anyone else potentially involved with ground penetrating activities. Recommended for anyone who works in construction, excavation, utilities and for work health and safety representatives.

Panelists

  • Brett Pfeffer, Manager Construction & Utilities, SafeWork SA
  • Nigel March, Territory Manager
  • Bruce Coleman, Service awareness and damage prevention
Civil construction
Wed 19, 8.45-11.45am ACDT

Interactive Mock trial session. Register now

Location: Burnside Ballroom, 401 Greenhill Road Tusmore, SA 5065

Nature Play Playground Four Trees Local Council was in the process of building a new nature playground when a contractor engaged by Council collided with a child in their vehicle and seriously injured the young girl.

M´╗┐ock Trial:

The Regulator commenced proceedings against the Council and the Operations Manager. The issues canvassed in the mock trial include traffic management, exclusion zones, risk assessments, inductions and contractor management. Questions are raised as to whether the Council and management responded appropriately after previous audits identified similar issues that culminated in the incident at hand.

Set in a courtroom environment, participants also gain an understanding of the types of questions witnesses may be asked in the courtroom and how a decision by a judge is likely to be reached based on the evidence and reasons why the case would be decided in a certain way.

 
Wed 19, 1.30-3.00pm ACDT

Online workshop: Managing Psychological Hazards and Risks, with SafeWork SA. Register now

Join Mardi Webber and SafeWork SA and learn how to manage psychological hazards and risks to ensure a mentally healthy workplace.

This 1.5 hour workshop hosted by ReturntoWorkSA's Mentally Healthy Workplace Consultant, Mardi Webber as well as Jason Mavrikis and Paul Findlay, WHS Advisors at SafeWork SA will guide participants through the risk management process to effectively manage psychological hazards in the workplace. The workshop will go through the common risk factors for work-related stress such as high work demands, poor support, lack of role clarity, poor workplace relationships and poorly managed change.

This workshop is suitable for WHS Managers, RTW Coordinators and other Managers who would like to learn more about how to address psychological hazards & risks in the workplace as part of a mentally healthy workplace and an effective WHS Program.

WHS Managers, Return to Work Coordinators and Managers
Tue 25, 11am-12pm ACDT

Online webinar: Building and working near powerlines. Register now

An interactive forum discussing:

  • Electrical risk of working near powerlines
  • Clearance distance (building, people & machinery)
  • Consequences of building near a powerline – Cost/re-design
  • Safety in design
  • Contractor management (duty holder obligations)
  • Safe Work Method statements for high-risk construction work
  • Scaffolds

Panellists

  • Brett Pfeffer, Manager Construction & Utilities, SafeWork SA
  • Mark Burns, Jurisdictional System Security Engineer, Energy and Technical Regulation, Department for Energy and Mining
Contractors
Sub-contractors
Fri 28, 11am-12pm ACDT

Online webinar: Construction company Built Environs discuss their use of the People at Work psychosocial risk assessment tool. Register now

'People at Work' is an Australian evidence-based psychosocial risk assessment tool.

SafeWork SA's Education Team are hosting this live webinar to present a case study on the tool. Special guest Lex Hanegraaf (Health & Safety, Environment and Quality Manager) from Built Environs will discuss how the 'People at Work' tool has been utilised for their workers in the construction sector.

Lex will be interviewed by a member from the WHS Queensland Psychological Health Unit for a discussion on the importance of psychosocial risk assessment tools and how Built Environs have managed work-related psychological hazards.

WHS Managers, Return to Work Coordinators and Managers, Contractors, Sub-contractors