Geoff Hoad, Director Workplace Health and Safety at Optus delivers a keynote presentation at the OHS Leaders Summit Australia on ‘ISO45001 White elephant or game changer?’ This presentation discussed how ISO45001 will replace AS4801 and in doing so will create some interesting challenges and opportunities for organisations who feel that their existing system approach is limiting and bureaucratic. What safety systems are and how they should work are two different things and this is the essence of how the two standards will work. Safety is often seen as an add-on and this position will become untenable as a position going forward. How the profession survives in the future will become one of the big questions we will face. ISO45001 and how it works may be part of that answer.
Geoff is an Executive HSE and Operational Risk specialist with National and International experience. Capable business leader who can engage and execute change. Influences and builds networks which support identification and control exposures related to Health and Safety, operations, legal compliance and reputation. Able to develop strategy, create and maintain systems, ensure compliance and drive safety performance. Effective and transformational leader. Strong advocate for doing Safety Differently and driving innovation. His specialties include: National and International Health and Safety management.Organisational Development, Strategy, Systems, Compliance and Business Performance, Risk Management, Business Continuity, Risk Assessment, Risk Management, ISO 9000, ISO 14000, OHSAS 18000, Management Systems, AS4801, EHS Information Technology, EHS Auditing, Machinery Safety, Six Sigma Black Belt, Sustainability.