We will update our events and resources table throughout National Safe Work Month so be sure to check in with us regularly or follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn).

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Sat 1

Register for Billion Steps Challenge – a free activity you and your workmates can get involved in


Tue 4

Organise your own workplace activity
Tell us about your workplace activity during National Safe Work Month and enter our competition to win.

All workplaces in South Australia
Mon 10, 11am-12pm

WEBINAR: Mindset Matters Most – presented by Wunder Training. Register now

  • Do you wonder why some people can view the same situation completely differently?
  • Do you find one pessimist in the team can drain your energy and wonder if you can help them shift their thinking?
  • Do you want to learn to think like an optimist?

This workshop will cover:

  • Why brains behave like they do and what the research tells us
  • 3 vital elements that differ in the optimistic and pessimist thinking styles
  • The No 1 Neuroscience strategy for re-appraisal
  • A simple written exercise to support shifting thinking through transition, change and uncertainty.
Tue 18, 11am-12pm

WEBINAR: Before you dig Australia. Register now

Join SafeWork SA and Before you dig Australia for a live interactive forum.

This webinar will cover the safety hazards that occur from excavating and ground penetrating work such as landscaping, fencing, building or civil construction activities. This session will help civil and construction industry workers, as well as home & land owners, contractors and anyone else potentially involved with ground penetrating activities. Recommended for anyone who works in construction, excavation, utilities and for work health and safety representatives.

Civil construction
Wed 19, 8.45-11.45am

Interactive Mock trial session. Register now

Nature Play PlaygroundFour Trees Local Council was in the process of building a new nature playground when a contractor engaged by Council collided with a child in their vehicle and seriously injured the young girl.

M´╗┐ock Trial:

The Regulator commenced proceedings against the Council and the Operations Manager. The issues canvassed in the mock trial include traffic management, exclusion zones, risk assessments, inductions and contractor management. Questions are raised as to whether the Council and management responded appropriately after previous audits identified similar issues that culminated in the incident at hand.

Set in a courtroom environment, participants also gain an understanding of the types of questions witnesses may be asked in the courtroom and how a decision by a judge is likely to be reached based on the evidence and reasons why the case would be decided in a certain way.

Wed 25, 11am-12pmWEBINAR: Building and working near powerlines. Register nowContractors
Fri 28, 11am-12pm

WEBINAR: Construction company Built Environs discuss their mental health risk assessment tool. Register now

'People at Work' is Australia's only validated psychosocial risk assessment tool.

In this live webinar Lex Hanegraaf (Health & Safety, Environment and Quality Manager) from Built Environs will discuss how the People at Work tool has been utilised for their workers in the construction sector.

Lex will be interviewed by a registered Psychologist for a discussion on the importance of psychosocial risk assessment tools and how Built Environs have managed work-related psychological hazards.