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We know risks are never constant and we have the skills and experience to provide you with solutions to assist in today's changing and challenging environment. Our goal is to develop trusted and close working relationships with you to promote an environment where a "working ​together" approach is taken.

Continuing our strong focus on risk prevention and mitigation, we offer a broad range of workshops and seminars on a range of relevant and valuable, existing, new and emerging topics. Our workshops and seminars are tailored to meet your organisational needs.

Current events​

WALGA and LGIS joint HR Forum

The aim of these forums is to facilitate discussions on human resources, employee relations and occupational safety and health matters with a specific focus on topics that are of relevance to the local government sector. 

Metropolitan HR Forum
Date: Thursday, 4 July 2019
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm 
Location: Wembley Golf Course, Ambrose room
Cost: Free
RSVP: By 24 June to Margaret Pisano on 9483 8815

Regional HR Forum
Date: Thursday, 25 July 2019
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: City of Busselton, Undalup conference room
Cost: Free
RSVP: By 15 July to Margaret Pisano on 9483 8815

View the full agenda here.

Previous workshops and seminars​


Thursday, 11 June 2019

Office Ergonomics Champion's Session

The aim of this workshop was to empower and educate key workers to perform basic ergonomic assessments. ​


Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Local government workforce risk forum

People are at the heart of Western Australia's local government sector.

The Local Government Workforce Risk Forum was developed recognising that safe supportive workplaces don't just happen - they are created with intent and purpose. 

This special event was curated to address issues currently faced by local governments, with the following comprehensive program:

Keynote speaker 
Matthew Gill | Manager, Beaconsfield Mine

On Anzac Day 2006 the eyes of the world were on Matthew Gill and his team as they wrestled with the catastrophe of 3 missing miners trapped a kilometre underground. They had a well-documented and rehearsed mine incident response plan, but this disaster presented difficulties unimagined. It would take creativity, intellect and determination whatever the cost to rescue the miners.
Western Australian local governments deal with risk every day. Matthew's story has lessons for every leader and everyone who is committed to creating a safety culture.

Developing a positive safety environment - everyday practices for your team 
Virginia Miltrup | Manager Strategy, People and Performance at City of Kalamunda


Ageing workforce – implications for local government
Gretchen Petery | Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Curtin University – CEPAR 'Organisations and the Mature Workforce'


City of South Perth and culture transformation
Geoff Glass | CEO, City of South Perth


Creating a mentally healthy workplace
Ian Shakespeare | CEO, SMG Health


Responding to psychological injuries in the workplace
Justine McGillivry | Senior Inspector Scientific Officer, WorkSafe WA
Carla Van Ijzendoorn |manager Public Sector and Related Industries, WorkSafe WA


Early return to work strategies for psychological injuries
Dylan Stolzenhein | IPAR Team Leader New Employer/Psychological Services


Friday, 15 March 2019

Injury Management training

This course was delivered workers or teams involved in the management and care of injured workers.​​​


Thursday, 21 March 2019

LGIS People Risk Day 

The LGIS WorkCare Services team shared their knowledge on topics  including:
  • Navigating the fitness for work process - why an assessment might be needed, when to request an assessment, and key points around this process.
  • Guide to promoting a healthy workplace - key steps in planning, implementing and reviewing your workplace’s health and wellbeing program.
  • Phasing into retirement - assist individuals to prepare for and feel positive about retirement.
  • Managing an ageing workforce - build awareness of the impacts of changing workforce demographics and equip leaders with skills to manage an ageing workforce.
  • Why we need more than just staff training when tackling unhealthy workplace behaviour – understanding the difference between primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions.
  • Looking through the lens of the employee lifecycle - understand your obligations, and what you should be doing to ensure your workers are happy, engaged and fulfilled in the workplace.
  • Early intervention - how you can provide support during the early stages of a worker’s compensation claim.
  • The role of workplace rehabilitation providers in managing return to work - who they are, what they do, when to use them, and the expected outcomes.
  • Working with the medical team – how to achieve efficient and safe return to work.
  • Drive right - how to ergonomically set up your vehicle to reduce your risk of injury.
  • The pros and cons of pre-employment medicals.

Thursday, 22 November

Risk and Governance Day

Brought to members by the LGIS Regional Risk Coordinator Program, our specialists shared their knowledge on topics voted by you, including:      
  • Control assurance – making sure your current processes are addressing the associated risks
  • Event risk management – increased confidence and understandin​g of the arrangements in place for your events
  • Contractual risk management – managing your exposures
  • Managing emergency service volunteers
  • Audits – a time to shine. Key lessons in audit preparations
  • Managing your people risks -  a sneak peak of the event dedicated to your WorkCare essentials
  • Update on your Regional Risk Coordinator Service Plan

1 November 2018

LGIS Injury Management workshop

This course is aimed at workers or teams involved in the management and care of injured workers.​

18 September 2018

Office Ergonomics Champion's Session

The aim of this workshop was to empower and educate key workers to perform basic ergonomic assessments. ​

11 September 2018​

WALGA and LGIS joint HR forum

The aim of this forum wa​s to facilitate discussions on human resources, employee relations and occupational safety and health matters with a specific focus on topic that are of relevance to the local government sector. 


Monday 3 September, 2018

Grenfell Tower, cladding and the West Australian impact

Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017, the cladding used on buildings has become a significant issue around the world. Here in Western Australia, LGIS and the WA Local Government Association (WALGA) have been investigating building cladding and the potential ramifications for local governments.​

Speakers included Ray Chitty, Head of Insurance Service for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea; City of Westminster; and London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, who provided in-house insurance response for the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017, and Matthew Reid, Partner at law firm Jackson McDonald specialising in local government. 

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