Event Details

Occupational Safety and Health Seminar on “Managing Risk Perception in your Organisation”

Date: 2 June 2011 (Thursday)
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Room N-001, Polytechnic University, Hunghom, Kowloon
Organizer(s): IOSH (HK)
Joint Organizer(s): The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers – MMNC Division, Hong Kong Association of Risk Management and Safety (HKARMS), The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (Hong Kong Branch), The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong
Speaker: David Smith, Managing Director, Risk Matters Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia.. Mr. David Smith is the Managing Director of Risk Matters Pty Ltd, a leading edge consultancy firm at Melbourne, working in the areas of risk management, emergency management, business continuity, risk perception, cultural change and engagement, workers compensation and rehabilitation. He is also a popular motivational speaker and after-dinner speaker. He has been the Corporate Risk Manager of the Victorian Work Cover Authority and held a few senior management positions in various public sector organisations. David has been working in the field of risk, emergency and safety management in the industries for thirty five years bringing a wealth of valuable experience to his presentation. He had delivered his technical papers at the HKARMS Conference in 2005 and the 9th International Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management Conference (PSAM9) in 2008 held in Hong Kong.
Language: English
Contact Person: Miss Kelly Chu / Miss Vicky Chan
Contact Email: mailbox@ioshhongkong.com
Contact Tel: 3590 9105
CPD: Certificate will be issued to participants who have completed the entire duration of the seminar. Each participating member shall collect his/her attendance certificate (with pre-printed name but without the Institution’s stamp) during registration. Upon completion of the seminar, at 8:30pm or later, participants shall proceed to the reception counter for receiving a stamp on the certificate. Only certificates with the Institution’s stamp are considered as valid CPD certificates.
Content: A bushfires disaster happened across the Australian state of Victoria in 2009 resulted in 173 people died and 414 people injured. The emergency response and risk mitigation strategies of both the Victorian Government and the Victorian Community were concentrated after the disaster because of the rather narrow defined area in the mitigation strategies, i.e, ignoring an "all hazards" approach. Unfortunately, the major floods in January 2011, which adversely affected at least seventy towns and over 200,000 people, alarmed that both the government and the community were ill-prepared to deal with other hazards based on their risk profile and mitigation strategies. In this seminar, the speaker will introduce the emergency risk mitigation approaches as adopted in the aforesaid disasters. He will then demonstrate how organisations make exactly the same mistake all the time and provide examples of how we can prevent this from happening in workplaces.
Remarks: To prevent the spreading of Influenza infection, we request participants who have influenza-like symptoms, e.g. fever, cough and runny nose, should not attend the seminar. Alternatively, he/she should put on a face mask throughout his/her stay at the seminar. Please provide us with your contact information (phone number or email) at the time of on-line registration. We will notify you as soon as possible should any case of Human H1N1 Influenza at the seminar be confirmed.

Registrations Details:

The online registration starts at 2011-05-05 and end at 2011-05-31. Please register during the above period.