Safety in Design Integration Lunch Forum

22 October 2018

Join the ACA – QLD/NT and Jennekin Dicks for a Safety in Design lunch forum on Friday, 23 November.

This presentation follows on from the Safety in Design Liberation webinar presented to ACA members nationally by Jennekin Dicks in September. Building on that positive understanding of our legislated duties and those of our clients, other consultants and contractors, we will now explore how to engage all of these stakeholders in ways that aid safety collaboration and help manage and even reduce project complexity.

We will examine how Safety in Design (and other risk management processes) can be simply and effectively integrated in project, practice and consultant management processes. The aim is twofold – to help protect your practice, but also to create an engaging infrastructure that sustains and supports your project teams in this topic and beyond.

Key Safety in Design points

  1. How to satisfy Directors’ obligations under the WHS legislation in managing Safety in Design in a practice.
  2. Insights into practical processes that create engagement, visibility and accountability internally.
  3. Insights into practical processes that optimise a collaborative approach from clients and other consultants.
  4. An overview of the value to be gained from the above engagement and collaboration outcomes.
  5. How the time-saving concept of ‘confirm what is standard, explore what is not’ can be embedded in other areas of practice and project management.

To ensure you are able to maximise the learning outcomes from this session, we recommend you complete the Safety in Design Liberation webinar. You can register for the webinar on demand here. Your attendance will provide you with 1 formal CPD point and the cost is $25/35 for members/non-members.


Jennekin Dicks, Management in Action
Jennekin is the owner of Brisbane-based consultancy Management in Action. As a past architect and consultant to design practices, Jennekin investigates the detail of our processes and helps to embed effective solutions. She does this with a ‘systems for people’ focus. She consults, writes, presents CPD talks and workshops, plus drives internal change projects for her clients. Specialised areas include profitability management, certified management systems (QA, OHS and Environment) and engaging staff in the Safety in Design process.

Jennekin has studied Safety in Design legislation since the 2007 release in Queensland and then again with the national WHS Bill adopted by Queensland in 2012. Based on this study of the legislation and her understanding of the knowledge and pressures within design practices, Jennekin then developed process and training solutions that she has regularly embedded within her client base over the past number of years. She now shares this knowledge widely with the design community as part of a national ‘Change Campaign’, entitled It’s Not What You Think. See the campaign pages here.


Friday, 23 November 2018
12.30pm for 1–3pm


United Services Club,
183 Wickham Terrace,
Spring Hill


Onsite parking available $10


Members $110, Non-members $130


1 formal CPD point


Registrations close at 5pm on Tuesday, 20 November 2018.