Changes to Safer Buildings 

Presented by Steve Ferm- Society of Fire Safety Chairman 

The QBCC and Department of Housing and Public Works has implement new changes to the regulations and the Form 34 and Form 35 Cladding applications process. 
The industry has been calling for some changes and these have been created with a regulation amendment. This alters how the Body Corporates and Strata managers deal with  ACP cladding on their buildings. Join the ADEB review of these changes and the impact it has on your property of the Fire Safety Risk reports being done and how to drop out of the system earlier. 

Ensuring Safe Installation of Pre-Cast Elements in Building Construction  

Presented by  Stuart Davis (Principal Adviser - Construction Engineering Workplace Health and Safety Queensland)  

The session provides an overview of key safety principles associated with the installation  of pre-cast concrete elements, with a focus on wall and perimeter panels.  It discusses the importance of good communication between the different parties involved in this activity. 


The session also discusses key factors for the builder to consider when selecting an installation method along with the need for engineers to have a “hands on” approach to design.  The session also provides a summary of issues WHSQ will look for when investigating a serious incident.

Industrial Manslaughter  - Architects- Designers- Builders - Directors 

Presented by Jim Doyles - DIrector  Doyles Construction Lawyers

A new report into Australia’s model Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws has recommended the introduction of industrial manslaughter as an offence in workplace health and safety legislation.


On 25 February 2019, the Report of the first national review of Australia’s model Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws was released. The Report (prepared by former Executive Director of SafeWork SA, Marie Boland) notes that the regulatory scheme under the model laws is largely operating as intended. However it identifies areas for improvement and makes 34 recommendations for reform. These include the introduction of an industrial manslaughter offence and some adaptation of the duty-holder principles under the model laws to various modern work arrangements.

Key Recommendations included; 

- The introduction of new offences of gross negligence and industrial manslaughter

- WHS regulation to provide greater guidance on psychological injury

- Increases in penalties

- Easier worksite access for union officials assisting health and safety representatives

- Creation of an offence to insure against WHS penalties

Understand how you can prepare for and understand  the offence of industrial manslaughter

AS/NZS 2293.1:2018 Emergency lighting and exit signs for buildings System Design, installation and operation


Stephen Burton - Ferm Engineering - Society of Fire Safety 

2293.1 Part 1: System design, installation and operation (this Standard)

2293.2 Part 2: Inspection and maintenance 2293.3

Part 3: Emergency luminaires and exit signs


 The objective of the AS/NZS 2293 series of Standards is to provide those associated with the design, construction, installation, certification and maintenance of all the individual components of an emergency lighting and exit signage scheme, and the scheme as a whole, with the requirements and guidelines to provide an installation that will ensure an acceptable level of illumination to the nominated areas for the safe evacuation of occupants from those areas in an emergency situation.


The objective of this Standard is to provide designers, installers and certifiers of emergency lighting and exit signage schemes with the relevant requirements and guidance for the provision of emergency lighting and exit signs to all designated spaces within a building in order to ensure an acceptable level of illumination for the safe evacuation of occupants from those spaces in an emergency situation.

This presentation will discuss the above 

Safety in Design -  

Presented by John Clarke FRAIA UDALQ Registered Architect

This presentation is based on and summarises requirements of Designers under the WHS Act and nominally follows the information provided by the Act, the Regulation and the Code of Practice Safe Design of Structures 2012.


There will be a broad introduction to the notion of risk and John will explain the ideas and thinking underpinning Safe Design and the jargon and definitions of Safe Design, Safety in Design, Designers, Risk and Hazard, Likelihood and Consequences in the context of standards, legal definitions and obligations for designers.


The presentation will explain the legal thinking behind phrases and such as Reasonably Practicable, and key Safe Design elements , how to integrate Safe Design and Risk Management, and Design Considerations.


The presentation will offer some examples of hazard and risk checklisting tools , Risk Registration, and methodological assessment of Likelihood and Consequence.


Examples and Case studies will be refered to in the presentation as well as alternative understandings of dignity and humanity in assessment of risk mitigation, aesthetics,and other human values.   

About the Presenter 

John is a practising architect registered in Queensland New South Wales and the ACT, with an expertise and many years of experience in the area of SAFE Design ( aka Safety in Design) Design Risk Mitigation, Design for Well Being, Design for Access, and Universal Design. 

John was originally exposed to design for Workplace Safety in his role as Chapter Representative on the Queensland Government Dept of Industrial Relations Reference Committee to amend work place laws for designers in 2003 and in his role on the RAIA National Practice Committee for OHS in consultation for the change in the harmonisation and the changes to the WHS Act 2013.


He has also been involved in methodologies for implementation of Safe Design and has addressed many conferences on design for design for health, Safety and wellbeing, mental health and aged care facility design.


He has presented on such diverse topics as Safe Design, Slips Trips and Falls in Buildings and Urban environment, CPED and Design for Access and Disability.

Management of Asbestos & Hazardous Materials  
Presented by Greencap 

This Presentation will cover asbestos and silica, including: 

•    Where asbestos and silica issues may arise in new construction and renovation work;
•    Strategies to prevent inadvertent import of asbestos containing materials;
•    Risk management approach;
•    Control measures for handling such materials where present;
•    Summary of relevant OSH laws applying to this work.

Attendees should be able to:
•    Apply a risk management approach to asbestos and silica in construction work;
•    Locate appropriate legislation and guidance material to assist in undertaking such work; 
•    Select control measures that will minimise health risks from silica or asbestos containing materials in construction work.


ADEB Safety 2019 

Tue 19th November  2019

Karstens Conference Centre

 Level 24/215 Adelaide St, Brisbane 


8.30am - 1.30pm 

Cost : $250pp 

 inc lunch and morning tea  


Guest Speaker from 

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland 

Ensuring safe installation of pre-cast elements in building construction


Changes to Safer Buildings 

The QBCC and Department of Housing and Public Works has implement new changes to the regulations and the Form 34 and Form 35 Cladding applications process.