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BLSG Networking Meeting – Contractor Management (Panel Discussion)

Event Details

Topic:        WHS obligations for managing contractors at your workplace

Presenter(s): John Makris, Partner, Kingston Reid; and

Greg Maddaford, Senior Inspector, Safe Work NSW.

Greg and John will discuss WHS obligations for managing contractors at your workplace. The discussion will include:

  • The WHS framework for identifying obligations for contractors
  • What is reasonably practicable when dealing with risks arising from contractors
  • Consultation requirement with contractors
  • The golden rules around selecting, engaging and monitoring contractors
  • Obligations in relation to specialist and non-specialist contractors
  • Case study: Labour hire
  • Case study: Tradies and contractors
  • Specific requirements for Principal Contractors
  • Questions

About your presenters

Greg Maddaford

Greg has been an Inspector with WorkCover/SafeWork NSW since 1998.  His current position is with the Metro West hub of the Metro Operations team.  In this position he deals with a wide range of industries, however he has a special interest in the manufacturing sector where he deals with all work health and safety issues associated with this sector.  He has extensive experience with the metal, wood, plastic, food, printing and pre-cast concrete panel manufacturing industries.  He has a particular interest and expertise in machine safety, manual handling, Logistics and racking, forklift truck safety, traffic management and bullying.

In the last couple of years Greg has been involved in designing and delivering a number of programs to help industry sectors achieve healthy and safe workplaces: Technical Inspector on the Manufacturing Industry segment of the NSW Safety Roadmap program; Lead presenter for Machine Safety industry presentations; joint lead inspector on the “Focus on Industry” initiative in the Wood product manufacturing industry; joint lead inspector on the partnership programs with the Printing Industries Association of Australia, and the Australian Meat Industry Council; and lead inspector on the Truck stop driver fatigue management awareness days.


John Makris

 With over 20 years’ experience working in regulatory workplace health and safety, environmental and heavy vehicle compliance, dealing with regulators, and providing advice and representation on numerous issues, John is regarded as a notable senior leader in the industry.

His appetite for getting to know and understand his clients, and his focus on providing exceptional service and support to them is admired by John’s peers and colleagues and valued by his clients.

His real passion is helping clients get their businesses back on track with minimum downtime and disruption, following workplace incidents and investigations. John expertly guides clients through the uncertainty and complexity of dealing with workplace incidents, including police and regulator investigations, prosecutions and coronial proceedings. His insightful, clear and practical advice is built around helping teams and people understand what has occurred and what needs to happen next, and focused on minimising any adverse impacts on the business and its people.

John also takes pride in staying ahead of the game; he invests a significant amount of time educating and training his clients on a range of safety, environmental and heavy vehicle compliance subjects so they too can be ahead of the game, and can be proactive in meeting their regulatory and compliance obligations.


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