Health & Safety at Work Conference

VTHC Annual OHS Reps Conference: 28 October 2009

The eighth annual OHS Representatives Conference, “Time to deliver the highest OHS standards” is being held on Wednesday October 28 at the NEW Melbourne Convention Centre - 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, 3006 (Crown side of the Yarra River). Melways reference 2EK9.

this is the NEW Convention Centre - download the map for more information. 
 As in previous years, the VTHC has gained approval for the Seminar from the VWA under the OHS Act [Section 69(1)(d)(ii)]. This is a free event for Health and Safety Representatives; morning tea and lunch will be provided. 

The theme of the Conference is Having a voice is having an impact  There are a range of eminent speakers, including Keynote Speaker, UK-based Fiona Murie, WorkSafe, Unions and academics.

When registering, reps will need to nominate which morning workshop they wish to attend. The workshops are:

 Enforcing the law  Manual Handling Injuries  Work intensification
 Model Laws: where are we?  Illness from work  Return to work

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There will also be a large variety of stalls offering a range of information, advice and materials.

Registrations for the day are now open. Register by downloading the registration form and faxing or sending it in to the OHS Unit. Make sure you have chosen a workshop. Alternatively, hard copies of the registration form will be available from your union.  STOP PRESS: the VTHC phone and fax system is back up.
registrations WILL NOT be accepted on the day.

All registrations will be confirmed by email (preferably - so include your email address) or by POST if you do not have an email. 

Who can attend

All elected Health and Safety Representatives are entitled to attend on paid time. This is a WorkSafe Victoria approved course of training under s69 of the OHS Act 2004.
The Act requires that you give your employer at least 14 days notice of your intention to attend - but this may be waived by your employer. This Conference is only for OHS Representatives and VTHC reserves the right to accept or reject any registration application.
Note: Deputy reps are welcome to attend also, however they do not have the same entitlements under S69 - that is, the employer has no duty to allow attendance of deputies with paid leave.

Other Information:

Registration from 8am, for a 9am start. Fnishes at 4.30pm.
Public transport
Walk from Southern Cross Station (approx 15 min) or Flinders Street Station (approx 15 min). Trams run along Spencer, Clarendon and Flinders Sts every 6 - 8 minutes during peak times. The closest tram stop is directly outside the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.
Parking details

Undercover parking is available in the Melbourne Exhibition Centre basement cark park, entry via Normanby St. Early bird rate, before 9:00am, is $10.00.

Once you have parked your car please exit the carpark via Door 6 to take you to the concourse entry to the Convention Centre.

Coming from out of Melbourne

The VTHC is not organising buses this year. Some unions may be organising transport for non-Metropolitan members: contact your union for more information.

Need more information? Contact your union or the VTHC OHS Unit: 9662 3511