NSW Northern Region | Learning from Disasters Workshop

IQA Learning from Disasters Workshop Armidale
NSW Resources Regulator required course.  Learning from experience, preventing devastating re-occurrences and improving the health and safety of all those working in the quarrying and associated industries is essential in reducing the risk of serious injuries or fatalities.

Date: Thursday 9 May 2024
Start time: 
Finish time: 4:00pm
Venue: NSW Resources Regulator | 134 Mossman St, Armidale

Course Overview:

Learning from experience, preventing devastating reoccurrences and improving the health and safety of all those working in the quarrying and associated industries is essential in reducing the risk of serious injuries or fatalities.

Under the Maintenance of Competence Scheme developed by the NSW Resources Regulator, the Learning from Disasters program is mandatory for those holding a NSW Practicing Certificate – Quarry Manager (Tier 1 or 2).  The IQA is approved by the NSW Resources Regulator to deliver the Learning from Disasters one-day program. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognise recurrent patterns of failure linked to significant work health and safety incidents.
  • Understand how identifying and managing a principal hazard links to reducing risk.
  • Recognise the causal role human and organisational factors and critical factors play in work health and safety incidents.
  • Build an understanding of roles, responsibilities and mechanisms that foster a safe work culture.
  • Identify contemporary risk factors and vulnerabilities in your organisational safety management systems.
  • Develop risk control options and strategies that best manage work, health and safety risks.

Facilitator: Chris Georgiou
Chris has worked as a manager in the construction materials and mining industry for over 10 years.  In this time, he has held senior statutory management positions at large hard rock quarries and a mineral sand mine.  Chris is passionate about safety in the workplace ensuring systems and processes are in place support to the workforce to achieve this.   

CPD: up to 7 hours

  • IQA QMCS: General WHS
  • NSW MOC: 5. General WHS

A Certificate of Completion will be issued once finished. 

Registrations Fees:
IQA Member:  $310.00
Non Member: $450.00
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Registrations Close: Friday 3rd May 2024 (unless booked out earlier)


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9/05/2024 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
134 Mossman St Armidale, NSW 2350 AUSTRALIA
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