Brisbane Business Hub: Manage Workplace Incidents and Secure your Businesses Success

  • April 18, 2022
April 20, 2022 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Australia/Sydney Timezone
Brisbane Business Hub: Manage Workplace Incidents and Secure your Businesses Success

Dear Oxbridge Partners and Affiliates,

Workplace health and safety matters. Managing your employees’ welfare is integral to your business’s success. Effective incident management mitigates legal and commercial risks to your business and people.

The CCIQ masterclass in partnership with DWF Law will provide insights and knowledge from a practical and legal perspective; presented by a WHS professional and a WHS lawyer. Learn why having an effective incident management strategy is critical for employers.

The masterclass will cover:

  • Why incident management is so important
  • A step-by-step guide to incident response
  • Learn critical incident management and WHS legislation
  • Q&A with the presenters

Masterclass learning outcomes:

  • Identify a notifiable incident
  • Incident response – immediate steps and subsequent steps
  • Creating a plan – clear critical incident procedures


About Matthew Smith, Principal Lawyer – Head of Employment, Safety & Regulatory, DWF

Matthew advises businesses of all sizes on safety, regulation and industrial relations and specialises in resolving highly sensitive issues in often acrimonious litigated matters. He has over 20 years of experience and works with clients across various industries, including manufacturing, transport, construction, education, healthcare, mining and resources, and retail.

Matthew has extensive experience in the legal and strategic management of serious safety incidents, advising on incident management from the day of the incident up to and including management of safety prosecutions and coronial inquests. He and his team have successfully defended dozens of regulatory matters, including several large safety, transport and environmental prosecutions. He is skilled at resolving workplace issues and restoring relationships between unions, the workplace and regulators with minimal business disruption.

About Darren Sharry, National Manager, DWF Risk

Darren is a qualified WHS professional with over 20 years of experience in various industries. He specialises in risk and incident management, incident investigations, WHS management systems and documentation, strategy, leadership and governance. Darren’s skills and experience equip him with the ability to engage with workers at all levels of any organisation and provide holistic solutions to facilitate improved safety performance.

Darren’s experience includes eight years with Work Health and Safety Queensland in many roles, including Principal Advisor and Principal Inspector. This experience gives Darren the ability to provide insight from a regulator’s perspective in the investigation process and the identification of significant breaches which may involve imminent risk to people. His private sector experience includes working for Master Builders Queensland as the HSE Manager and ten years in tier one construction and engineering contracting companies Lendlease and John Holland.

Location: Brisbane Business Hub: Level 2/155 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Cost: Free


The Oxbridge Team

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