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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​

Injury Management training

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

Guest Speakers:

Dr Heng Tan – Occupational Physician

Gary Hearne – Senior Claims Consultant

Martin Dobson – Partner, Moray and Agnew

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Friday, 15 March 2019

RSVP: Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Concludes with Sundowner for networking and light refreshments.​

LGIS People Risk Day 

The LGIS WorkCare Services team will share their knowledge on topics as voted by you, the members.

The range of topics include:
  • 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.
When: Thursday, 21 March 2019
Where: Gnowangerup

Please contact Renee Wockner​, LGIS WorkCare Services Manager, on 9483 8826 for more information.

Previous workshops and seminars​

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.