Webinar: How is your local government navigating the new Work, Health and Safety Laws?

Under the Work, Health and Safety Act (WA) 2020 legislation, volunteers are better protected in the workplace. The local government sector has had to review the induction, training and management of volunteers as they are now included under the definition of a 'worker'.

Join representatives from the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS), and LGIS to explore the work, health and safety legislation, the management of volunteers and protections available under the new laws.

During this webinar Candy Choo, CEO, LG Professionals WA and Marta Makuch, Volunteering Network Chair will officially launch the Volunteering Network. Candy and Marta will provide an overview of the new Volunteering Network, which aims to strengthen and promote volunteerism in the WA local government sector.

Guest Speakers
Iain Dainty Director,
WorkSafe Industrial and Regional

Under the recently introduced WHS legislation, volunteers are better protected in the workplace. Iain will provide an overview of these changes, both for volunteers and local governments to better understand their roles and responsibilities.
Iain comes from a strong safety regulatory background. He has significant regulatory and compliance experience in explosives and dangerous goods management, having more than 25 years' experience in the business. As a regulator, his focus is on safety management and holding people accountable for their commitments to that safety. Iain manages three teams that believe in educating and informing: a carrot rather than stick approach. He is not afraid of change or implementing change and likes to question the status quo and promote positive change management. Iain holds several work, health and safety certificate and graduate qualifications and has an MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management from Leicester University (UK).
Carrisa Chung
Portfolio Manager, WorkCare and Bushfire Volunteers
Carrisa Chung holds 30 years of insurance claims and risk management experience with local government, mining and multinationals. At LGIS, she manages a team who deliver a holistic service, managing worker's compensation claims, including injury management and prevention. Carrisa is passionate about people risk and building capacity in the local government sector rot reduce injuries and claims for workers and volunteers.
Emma Horsefield
People Risk Manager
Emma sets the direction of the People Risk Program in response to member, sector and industry trends. Emma manages a team of consultants focusing on people risk, including workplace health and safety, emergency management, and human resources. Emma's extensive industry experience and knowledge covers the development and implementation of people risk initiatives aimed at improving behaviours and reducing workplace injuries. 


Wednesday 23 November 2022


10.00am - 11.30am


Online via zoom


(Registration required)