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ROGER HARRIS, Ombudsman, BC Forest Safety, Canada
Roger Harris has experience in many areas of the forest sector. He has worked as a dishwasher in a logging camp, been a board member for a Local of the IWA and has owned and operated his own phase logging contract business.
Harris knows firsthand the importance of safety and the impact that injuries and fatalities can have on workers and their families. In 1986 while working as a falling contractor, his right hand was nearly severed when his chainsaw kicked back. His brother-in-law was killed in a forestry accident at age 18.
"I have a passion for the woods becoming a safe place because I've been there. I've lived the worst side of it, but I think it's still the greatest occupation in the world. I want the Ombudsman's office to be a vehicle that deals with issues before we have incidents."
LANCE BURDETT, Founder & Director, WARN International, New Zealand
With 22 years critical workplace safety experience including time as a crisis negotiator, protection officer, and emergency responder, Lance brings a unique approach to workplace health and safety.
He combines an understanding of how psychology can be used to enhance safe practices, ways to mitigate dangers through teamwork, and personal resilience tips to boost energy and stay alert to risk.
Returning for a second year, Lance will bring an extension to last year’s presentation on important topics including; why it is that we reflect on ourselves when speaking with others, the different ways in which we ‘think’ about events, what are these thoughts that we keep having, and how to significantly reduce our worry. He will also show us how to identify when a mate is struggling, why it is that they are reluctant to reach out for help, and what to say and do to help them. This promises to be another engaging presentation with yet more practical tools for us all to use.
Speaker Expressions of Interest
If you are keen to be a speaker at our conference and you are an early adopter, developer, innovator, technology supplier, service provider or researcher within the forestry sector specifically around safety, our conference team would like to hear from you.
Contact the FIEA Office on 07 921 1382 and ask to speak to John Stulen, Programme Manager for this event. Alternatively, email John at email@example.com.
Conference Day 1 | Wed 16 September 2020
|12:45pm||Welcome from Conference HostsJohn Stulen, FIEA and VicForests|
|KEYNOTE SESSION: TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR SAFER PEOPLE IN WORKPLACES|
|1:00pm||What is fatigue: Why does it matter and practical steps to reduce fatigue risk in your organisation Fiona Johnston, Managing Director, Shiftwork Services, NEW ZEALAND|
|1:45pm||Workplace Fatigue Q+A Session|
|2:00pm||Assess, Trial, Implement - How to improve technology adoption to ensure a safe and sustainable workforceJames Tibbett, CEO & Founder, SeePilot|
|3:00pm||Coffee Break + Networking|
|SESSION 2: TECHNOLOGY SHIFTS FOR SAFER WORK AND WORKPLACES|
|3:30pm||Safety and Efficiency - New Technology for Log ScalingBen Reyngoud, Product Leader – Port Logistics, Robotics Plus, NEW ZEALAND|
|4:00pm||Drug Testing at Work: Standards, Substances, Methods and DevicesStefan Hildebrandt, Product Manager Impairment Checks, Draeger|
|4:30pm||Networking Session + Refreshments & Canapes|
Conference Day 2 | Thurs 17 September 2020
|SESSION 3: MAKING DAILY HEALTH & SAFETY MORE PEOPLE-CENTRIC|
|8:15am||Lessons learnt over a Decade: An Independent View of Key Drivers and Outcomes for Improving Forest Workplace Health and SafetyRoger Harris, BC Forest Safety Ombudsman, CANADA
|9:00am||People-Centred Outcomes – Part 2Lance Burdett, Founder, Warn International, NEW ZEALAND
|10:00am||Coffee Break & Networking
|SESSION 4: LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN SAFETY CULTURE & ‘EASY-TO-USE’ TECHNOLOGY|
|10:30am||Why Safety MattersDallas Adams, Founder, DC Adams Group
|11:15am||Kalari’s journey with in-cab fatigue monitoringGareth Troy, Regional Manager Green Triangle, Kalari and TBA, Seeing Machines
|12:15pm||Lunch & Networking
|SESSION 5: LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN SAFETY CULTURE & ‘EASY-TO-USE’ TECHNOLOGY CONT’D
|1:00pm||Using Map App to Meet Regulatory ChallengesTony Brown, Technology & Innovation Specialist, FCNSW
|1:30pm||Using Technology to Monitor, Coach and Improve Driver Performance and Behaviour Daryl Hutton, Managing Director, ANC Forestry Group
|2:00pm||IFA Young Foresters PanelPatrick McCarthy, Graduate Forester, HVP Plantations
Kelsey Johnson, ForestSmart Services Officer, PF Olsen
|2:30pm||T-Winch - European logging techniques for harvesting forest slopes: Latest innovations for safer operationsIan Wilton, Business Director, FORCO
Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities
The Forest Safety 2020 Conference offers a tremendous opportunity for companies involved in forest safety to maximise their exposure to New Zealand and Australian forestry companies. This is a major event for this regions forestry sector.
Exhibition spaces for these events are at a premium. FIEA has a well-deserved reputation of providing both sponsors and exhibitors with a unique platform for promoting their products and services to the industry in BOTH New Zealand and Australia.
For a full range of sponsorship opportunities, please contact Gordon Thomson.
Gordon Thomson, Sponsorship & Marketing Manager, (+64) 7 921 1384, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early Bird Rate Until 27 March 2020
$795+ GSTPer Person
Group Rate For 3 or more attendees
$795+ GSTPer Person
Standard Rate From 28 March 2020
$990+ GSTPer Person
Distinction Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand390 Fenton Street, Rotorua | Tel: +64 07 349 5200 | Visit website
Distinction Rotorua is located just minutes from the city centre and offers guests a range of mountain bike facilities including bike hire and a wash down facility as well as a purpose built, individual locker bike storage unit, FREE unlimited WiFi and complimentary guest car parking making the hotel a superb base for exploring the Rotorua area.
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Since 1998 the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA), a division of Innovatek Ltd, has run an extensive series of technology related events for Australasian forest products companies. Over 200 conferences, trade shows and exhibitions have been run for local companies.
FIEA’s objective is to improve the performance and productive capability of forestry and wood products companies in the region. It is now recognized as one of the most effective information providers for the Australasian forestry & wood products industries.
FIEA Contact Details
(+64) 7 921 1382
1800 126 398 (from Australia)
- Rotorua Office
Forest Industry Engineering Association
Building X91, Sala Street,
Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
PO Box 1230,
Rotorua 3040, New Zealand
Ph (+64) 7 921 1382
- Dunedin Office
Forest Industry Engineering Association
c/o Distinction Dunedin Hotel,
6 Liverpool Street,
Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
PO Box 904,
Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
Ph (+64) 3 470 1902
Forest Industry Engineering Association: A division of Innovatek Ltd