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Thank you for visiting the Victorian Branch of the Safety Institute of Australia. With over 1000 members the Victorian Branch engages with members and supports the workings of the SIA in a number of ways through events, networking, policy work and stakeholder engagement.

Our Branch has a number of working groups so that people can focus on the things that interest them most. We develop an annual calendar of events which includes a lot of options for people including site visits, breakfasts, an annual conference, training and networking events. We also have strong input into reviews on state health and safety policy and regulation.

If you’d like to be part of the work of the Branch, or want to set up your own network in a region or around a special subject matter, feel free to make contact.

The VIC Committee Members are: Sajan James (Branch Chair), Mike Edwards (Branch Deputy Chair), Mario Machado, Fiona Luc, Sean McIntyre, Kelvin Genn, Tennille Zahra, Anita Patturajan, Andrew Heinrichs, David Savio and Tony McAuliffe.

Upcoming Events & Training in VIC

Monday, 22 January, 2018 - 09:00 to Wednesday, 24 January, 2018 - 17:00

Southpac is excited to announce that we are again bringing over Bob Edwards, the H.O.P Coach from the U.S. to deliver two 2.5-day course on Human & Organisational Performance Learning Teams. Course dates have been confirmed in January in both Brisbane and Melbourne.

Tuesday, 27 February, 2018 - 09:00 to Wednesday, 28 February, 2018 - 17:00

Within this 2 day workshop we will cover:

Wednesday, 23 May, 2018 - 09:00 to Thursday, 24 May, 2018 - 17:00

The 2018 SIA National Health and Safety Conference will be held from 23-24 May 2018 at the Melbourne Convention & Convention.

News in Your State

Wednesday, 6 December, 2017 - 12:15

An attempt by the Melbourne Market Authority (MMA) to overturn a WorkSafe Victoria improvement notice in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has been unsuccessful.

Thursday, 23 November, 2017 - 11:00

A Wodonga spray painting company in Victoria has been convicted and fined $25,000 after a vacuum cleaner being used to clean up flammable liquid triggered an explosion in a confined space and burned a worker.

Wednesday, 8 November, 2017 - 10:00

A civil construction company in Victoria which failed to provide adequate site security at a housing subdivision site in Pakenham has been fined $35,000 after a member of the public on a late-night walk was injured after falling into a hole on the site and becoming trapped.

Wednesday, 8 November, 2017 - 09:45

WorkSafe Victoria has trained and employed 22 more staff, including 18 inspectors and four investigators, to help improve OHS outcomes across the state.

Wednesday, 8 November, 2017 - 09:45

A marble and granite distributor in Cheltenham Victoria has been convicted and fined $90,000 after a young storeman was crushed under 22 sheets of porcelain, leaving him a quadriplegic.

Wednesday, 25 October, 2017 - 13:15

A Preston construction company which allowed a crane to operate near high voltage