2017 AUSA Conference

Pre-conference workshops

Three optional pre-conference workshops will be offered (at additional cost) on the afternoon of Tuesday 20th of June:


Violence Risk and Responsibilities

Date: 20 June 2017

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Facilitator: Dr Lisa Warren, Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, and Mr Michael Alday, Corporate Risk Specialist, Code Black

Workshop Objectives

Cases of workplace aggression and violence have a far reaching impact affecting those who are targeted, those tasked with managing cases and the impact to the organisation ranging from reputational through to financial.

This workshop provides key information about violence risk and threat assessments for university physical, social and virtual campuses.

The workshop begins with framing forms of aggression and a discussion on the five paradigms of behavioural risk, including case studies to highlight current practices in Australia, New Zealand and how that contrasts with trends in the United States, Canada and Europe.

We then discuss the assessment of behavioural risks, the management options and responsibilities to the target, the person of concern, the organisation and due process. Also, university’s obligations before and after criminal investigation by police are reviewed as well as investigating and managing complaints, determining at what thresholds misconduct can be likely to have upheld and the Briginshaw principle as relevant to determining investigation outcomes.

The workshop is designed to be interactive and informative through research findings, policy developments and practical examples that will provide participants with a practical guide by which to compare and contrast their organisations preparedness and maturity in managing these difficult and costly cases.


Ergonomics

Date: 20 June 2017

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Facilitator: Rosie O’Halloran & Katherine Nowell, University of Melbourne.

Workshop Objectives

Most ergonomic focus is on the desk and task chair office workstation; we don’t often consider the impact of poor ergonomics in nonstandard workspaces and schools.

Studies show that postures and work habits of children and adolescents can have a significant impact on their adult lives, therefore it is important to teach them good habits before they have a chance to develop bad ones.

This workshop will focus on the importance of good ergonomic practice in school working environments as well as some non-standard set UPS such as laboratories and lecture features. It will also cover the things that ought to be considered when designing and outfitting these spaces.

Audience: Primary and Secondary schools, University staff.


ICAM (Incident Cause Analysis Method)

Date: 20 June 2017

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Facilitator: Mr John Cannizzaro, Safety Wise Solutions.

Workshop Objectives

Workplace incidents resulting in serious injuries, fatalities or loss of containment or production and similar effects are on the increase globally. However, along with this increase, is an ever increasing scrutiny from Regulators, Insurers, Shareholders and communities. Now more than ever, PCBU’s must understand why and how incidents occur, and more importantly, what they need to do to prevent recurrence.

For 15 years Safety Wise have been the global leaders in ICAM (Incident Cause Analysis Method) investigation services and training, having operated in over 43 countries and having trained over 70,000 people on investigation techniques.

In this workshop, John will explore the background to investigations and why they must be undertaken properly, introduce you to the ICAM methodology along with key tools and techniques including PEEPO preparation, Data Gathering, Data Analysis, development of corrective actions along with an overview of key steps to report investigation findings.

John will share anecdotal experiences in major investigations he and the Safety Wise team have been involved in, along key learnings from these incidents.

Audience: Primary and Secondary schools, University staff.