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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​

Local government workforce risk forum

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

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

This special event has been curated to address issues currently faced by local governments. Over the course of the day experts in their field will explore:

  • Creating a positive safety environment
  • Ageing workforce - implications for local governments
  • Safety, health and wellbeing - reducing claims for WA local government
  • Responding to psychological injuries in the workplace
  • Effective early return to work strategies for psychological injuries
  • Creating a mentally healthy workplace.
With keynote speaker Matthew Gill, Beaconsfield Mine Manager during the 2006 catastrophe of three missing miners trapped a kilometre underground, this is a not to be missed event!

Date: Tuesday, 28 May 2019
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm (morning tea, lunch and nibbles provided)
Location: Burswood on Swan, 1 Camfield Drive, Burswood
Cost: $190 (+GST) per person

For more information, and to register, complete the event registration form.

Special thanks to the event sponsors Vitality Works, SRB Legal, Absolute Balance, Moray Agnew, IPAR, WALGA, and Spotscreen.

Office Ergonomics Champions' training

The aim of this workshop is to empower and educate key workers to perform basic ergonomic assessments. These assessments are an important tool for reducing workplace injuries. 

Key areas covered include:

  • Basics of ergonomics and the risk factors of having a poorly setup workstation
  • Common complaints and practical solutions
  • The importance of posture, rest breaks and stretching
  • Practical demonstration - allowing participants to put into practice what they have learnt during the session
Date: Tuesday, 11 June 2019
Time: 12:00pm for a 12:30pm start - 4:00pm
Location: Boardroom, Level 3, 170 Railway Parade, West Leederville
Cost: Free
RSVP: Before 31 May to Magaret Pisano, via email or 9483 8888.

Previous workshops and seminars​

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.