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Hosted by Risk Management Service, the first ever Safety and Risk Forum took place on August 16-17, 2016. A unique gathering of work, health and safety and risk professionals from across the Church network this inaugural event featured prominent international speakers.

“Ideas that Change Culture” was the overarching theme of the Forum where delegates were invited to network, share ideas, and ultimately think differently about the safety and risk culture within the Church. “The old ways aren’t always the best ways,” shared Paul Rubessa, Manager of Risk Management Service. “We want to foster a new era in WHS and Risk practice and we hope this event springboards innovative thinking in how we can do safety and risk better as a Church so we can continue our incredible disciple-making work.”

Guest speaker, Dr Sidney Dekker, Professor and Director of the Safety Science Lab at Griffith University in Queensland is author of several best-selling books on system failure and human error. Speaking to invited delegates, SPD personnel and staff of Sydney Adventist Hospital, Dekker encouraged his audience to consider safety compliance in terms of compassion and dignity as opposed to ‘performance management’. Attendees were energised by Dekker’s passion and enthusiasm, and inspired by his “safety, differently” message. Open this PDF to read key takeaway quotes shared by our delegates.

“I feel very blessed to have been invited to the Forum,” stated one delegate, “I look forward to having the opportunity to attend in the future.”

Risk Management Service is excited to announce that the Safety and Risk Forum will take place again in August 2017 with the theme of ‘Engaged with Purpose’.

If you work for the Church in a safety and/or risk role and would like to be contacted with details of next year’s Safety and Risk Forum, please sign up below to be on the mailing list.

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