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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

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.​

LGIS, in partnership with WALGA, is pleased to invite local government CEO's and their executives to join us for breakfast as we explore the building cladding issues faced in WA.


Ray Chitty
Ray is Head of Insurance Service for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea; City of Westminster; and London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Ray will speak about the in-house insurance response and his experiences in dealing with the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017.

Matthew Reid
Matthew is a Partner at law firm Jackson McDonald specialising in local government. He has over 15 years' experience as a litigation and disputes lawyer. He acts for local governments involved in disputes arising in the context of planning and land development, land transactions, leasing and land use and occupation.

In recent times, Matthew has given advice regarding the use of combustible cladding in buildings in Western Australia focusing on the role of local governments as permit authorises under the Building Act. Matthew will talk about the findings of the Building Cladding Report commissioned by LGIS and WALGA. 

Date: Monday, 3 September 2018
Time: 7:30 - 9:30am
Cost: $50 + GST
Venue: Plaza 1, Gershwin's Main Room, Hyatt Regency Perth
Register: Deb Godden on 9483 8850 or email

WALGA and LGIS joint HR forum

The aim of this forum is 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. 

Regional forum
Date: Tuesday, 11 September 2018
Time: 9:30am - 3:00pm (start 10am sharp)
Location: Geraldton Multipurpose Centre - Function Room
                 250 Marine Terrace, Geraldton WA 6530 ​
RSVP: Margaret Pisano on 9483 8815 or email​​.

More details available here​

Office Ergonomics Champion's Session

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

Date: Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Location: LGIS office, level 3, 170 Railway Parade, West Leederville
RSVP: Margaret Pisano on 9483 8815 or email.

More details available here​.

LGIS Injury Management workshop

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

Date: Thursday, 1 November 2018
Location: LGIS office, level 3, 170 Railway Parade, West Leederville
RSVP: Margaret Pisano on 9483 8815 or email​.

  • ​Legislative requirements
  • The role of a return to work coordinator
  • Completing required forms and documents
  • Working with key stakeholders
  • Return to work programs
  • Role of occupational physicians in RTW (presented by Dr. Stewart Lloyd)
  • Overcoming barriers
  • Case Studies
  • Panel Q&A

Previous workshops and seminars​

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

​​​​​​​WALGA and LGIS joint HR forum - Metropolitan

Thursday 15th March 2018

LGIS Injury Management Workshop

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