Reflecting on Success: Perth Safety & Injury Forum 2024

The 2024 Perth Safety & Injury Forum, held at Beaumonde On The Point on June 19, marked a significant milestone for workplace health and safety professionals across Western Australia. Jointly hosted by the WHS Foundation and NSCA Foundation, this sold-out event brought together industry leaders, experts, and stakeholders to explore critical issues shaping the future of work health, safety, workers’ compensation, and injury management.

Keynote Insights and Speakers

The forum kicked off with insightful keynote addresses from two speakers:

  • Chris White, from WorkCover WA, delved into the implications of the new workers’ compensation legislation, providing attendees with crucial updates and strategic insights.
  • Dr. Ivor Roberts, from WorkSafe WA shared an update on the status of work health and safety laws, highlighting key developments and initiatives aimed at enhancing workplace safety standards across the region.

Expert Panel and Event Speakers

The event featured a stellar lineup of industry experts and practitioners who enriched the discussions with their expertise:

  • Ryan Job from CGU Insurance
  • Greg Smith and Alex Lustig from Jackson McDonald
  • Chris Mather from STAR Injury Management Services
  • Ian Bennett from Sparke Helmore Lawyers
  • Sharon Rudderham of FIFO Focus
  • Gerard Beven from HSE Global
  • Celia Antonovsky from the Australian Institute of Health & Safety

These speakers shared invaluable insights, best practices, and case studies, offering attendees practical strategies to enhance safety protocols, manage injuries effectively, and navigate complex regulatory landscapes.

Appreciation to Event Partners

The success of the Perth Safety & Injury Forum 2024 would not have been possible without the generous support of our event partners:

  • CGU Insurance and Fire and Safety Australia RTO 22250 played pivotal roles as partners, contributing their expertise and resources to enrich the event experience.

Gratitude to Participants

A heartfelt thank you to all participants who attended and actively engaged throughout the day. Your enthusiasm, contributions, and commitment to advancing workplace safety and injury management were truly commendable.

Looking Ahead

As we reflect on the success of the Perth Safety & Injury Forum 2024, we hope all attendees departed with newfound insights, actionable ideas, and renewed inspiration to drive positive change within their organisations. By fostering collaboration, sharing knowledge, and embracing innovation, we can collectively elevate standards of safety and ensure healthier, more secure workplaces across Western Australia.

Thank you once again for making this event a resounding success. We look forward to continuing our journey together towards a safer and more resilient future for all workers.

Stay tuned for updates and announcements for future events and initiatives from the WHS Foundation and NSCA Foundation. Together, let’s build safer healthier work, one step at a time.

Michael Morgan
Managing Director,

WHS Foundation

Bernie Doyle
President & CEO

NSCA Foundation


Dr. Ivor Roberts
Acting Deputy WorkSafe Commissioner

WorkSafe WA

Chris White
Chief Executive Officer

WorkCover WA

Ryan Job
Manager Business Development

CGU Insurance

Greg Smith
Lawyer, Author & Partner

Jackson McDonald

Celia Antonovsky
Director & WA Branch Chair


Ian Bennett

Sparke Helmore

Sharon Rudderham
Director Delivery Operations

FIFO Focus / Permentis

Chris Mather
Development Manager

STAR Injury Management

Alex Lustig

Jackson McDonald

Gerard Beven
Head of Mental Health & Wellbeing

HSE Global

CGU Insurance

Leading commercial, rural and personal lines insurer and a top three provider of workers compensation insurance.

Long term partner of the WHS Foundation, supporting our events.

Fire & Safety Australia

Provider of emergency responses and medical training, and services. 

Partner of WHS Foundation & NSCA Foundation

FSA in WA is located at the WHS Centre in North Lake.