Speaker Programme

Access to all speaker sessions is complimentary, and the programme will include:

  • Vertical-market case studies presenting examples of real-world challenges in the mining sector,  offering attendees solutions and actionable takeaways.
  • Technical Updates, including standards development and challenges that can be addressed during their development
  • Professional development training workshops offered by Tower Crane Training  (LEEA’s Licensed Training Centre) pre-use inspection of lifting equipment. Valued at over $600.

Day 1 - 12th September 2024

Time Presentation Speaker Company
10:00 - 10:10 WELCOME Justin Boehm Lifting Equipment Engineers Association
10:10 - 11:30 WOMEN IN INDUSTRY Teagan Dowler Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water, Queensland Government
11:45 - 13:15 PRE-USE INSPECTIONS FOR RIGGERS AND DOGMAN Warwick Bright Tower Crane Training
14:15 - 14:45 QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT CODE OF PRACTICE Stuart Davies Queensland Government
14:45 - 16:00 PANEL SESSION - STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT AND INDUSTRY ISSUES Stuart Edwards, Ashlea Johnson, Justin Boehm Edwards Heavy Lift, Bunzl Safety, LEEA

Day 2 - 13th September 2024

Time Presentation Speaker Company
09:30 - 10:15 LEEA Military Transition Scheme TBC Qld Return Services League
10:15 - 11:00 Nuclear vs. Renewables in Australia: Navigating the Future of Energy TBC TBC
11:30 - 12:15 Safe Lifting Operations in Ports TBC Qube Logistics
12:15 - 13:00 Enhancing Safety to Prevent Industry Injuries in Mining - What you need to know TBC South 32
13:00 - 13:45 BEACONSFIELD MINING DISASTER - 18 YEARS ON, WHAVE HAVE WE LEARNED? Brant Webb N/A

Presentation Details

Justin Boehm

10:00-10:10 - WELCOME

Justin will introduce the day's proceedings.

Justin Boehm

Regional Manager, Australia & New Zealand

Stuart Davies

14:15-14:45 - QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT CODE OF PRACTICE

The Qld Government is investigating ways to better protect workers by implementing a possible change to the way concrete panels are lifted. Delegates will hear about these changes and what implications it has for the lifting industry.

Stuart Davies

Office of Industrial Relations, Qld Government

Stuart Edwards, Ashlea Johnson, Justin Boehm

14:45-16:00 - PANEL SESSION - STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT AND INDUSTRY ISSUES

Industry standards and best practice in safety go hand in hand. Development of AS4991 – Lifting Devices, has been a topic of contention for a number of years. This panel session will discuss the development and options to better develop this “catch-all” standard. Additionally, we’ll hear from LEEA about AS1353 development, edge protection and host a forum for new and better practices for safety around development.

Stuart Edwards, Ashlea Johnson, Justin Boehm

Stuart Edwards, Edwards Heavy Lift
Ashlea Johnson, Branch Manager, Bunzl Safety
Justin Boehm, Regional Manager, LEEA

Teagan Dowler

10:10-11:30 - WOMEN IN INDUSTRY

The Queensland Government is committed to arming local manufacturers with the tools, skills, and funding to ensure that local manufacturers can diversify their workforce to remain competitive and become market leaders.

To enhance these opportunities, we will support manufacturers to do things differently by helping them to:
- Reimagine the workforce
- Rethink recruitment practices and programs
- Give greater value to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace.
On behalf of the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water, Teagan will deliver the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Masterclass to assist manufacturing companies to increased diversity in their workplace.

Teagan Dowler

Strategy and leadership coach

Warwick Bright

11:45-13:15 - PRE-USE INSPECTIONS FOR RIGGERS AND DOGMAN

Pre-use inspections are a critical, but often overlooked part of lifting operations. From this session, delegates will learn:
• How to conduct thorough pre-use inspections, identifying potential hazards and ensuring that all lifting equipment is in optimal working condition before use
• The relevant safety regulations and standards, along with best practices for documenting inspection results to ensure compliance and accountability
• Effective strategies for reporting inspection findings and communicating with team members to ensure a coordinated and safe lifting operation

Warwick Bright

Principal Engineer

Brant Webb

13:00-13:45 - BEACONSFIELD MINING DISASTER - 18 YEARS ON, WHAVE HAVE WE LEARNED?

Brant Webb is one of two miners who survived the tragic collapse at the Beaconsfield gold mine in 2006. His story of survival and resilience is nothing short of extraordinary. Brant and fellow miner Todd Russell were trapped underground for two weeks, after the mine collapsed killed a third miner, Larry Knight. Trapped 1 kilometre below the surface, their condition was unknown for a full 5 days before rescuers found them alive. They had survived on just one muesli bar and ground water.

Brant’s experience has given him a unique perspective on safety, resilience, and the human capacity to endure. His story serves as a stark reminder of the importance of safety protocols and procedures in high-risk environments.

Brant Webb

Beaconsfield Mining Disaster Survivor

TBC

09:30-10:15 - LEEA Military Transition Scheme

Discover how LEEA is connecting skilled and experienced individuals transitioning from the armed forces into civilian life and potential employment.

TBC

TBC

TBC

10:15-11:00 - Nuclear vs. Renewables in Australia: Navigating the Future of Energy

Join us for an engaging panel session exploring the future of energy in Australia, focusing on the roles of nuclear and renewable energy - and the impact on safe lifting operations.

TBC

TBC

TBC

12:15-13:00 - Enhancing Safety to Prevent Industry Injuries in Mining - What you need to know

Join us for an essential session on improving lifting safety in the mining industry to prevent fatalities. This presentation will explore key safety protocols, innovative technologies, and best practices that can significantly reduce risks associated with lifting operations.

TBC

TBC

TBC

11:30-12:15 - Safe Lifting Operations in Ports

Safe Lifting Operations in Ports

TBC

TBC