John Lacey – OHS Consultant and Trainer & Former President, IOSH

Wednesday 23rd November
14:30 – 17:30 AEDT


Limited to 40 places


This short workshop will identify and unwrap the risks associated with the use of Contractors (Subbies) on projects, whether it be for Construction or other facility requirements.

Most organisations round the globe will have their own internal management systems, which they believe are sufficient to ensure supply chains are suitable and safe for the work required. Despite this and including regular monitoring and audits, unless the employer fully understands what ‘really’ motivates Contractors, all can be lost. Both for production, contractual and safety related incidences.

By understanding the common challenges of both clients and contractors it allows OHS practitioners to navigate their way to ensure a ‘win, win’ for all parties involved.

John shall, via his knowledge within the contractor environment over the last 40 years, guide participants through the risk areas which can be pre-empted and the means to overcome, thus preventing issues arising.

By applying Johns well tested systems used within the construction environment and linking them to general facilities management, delegates will leave with adequate tools to embed them into their own workplace situation.


Meet the Facilitator

With over 40 years within the construction industry and the health and safety management environment, John has built up his knowledge from practical hands-on experience.  Working as Safety Support for various multi-national construction organisations and in the local government field he also oversees offices, workshops and factory fit-out operations.

As part of the Working Party for Guidance to the CDM Regulations, John is fully aware of the application of the Regulations and regularly assists clients with practical implementation, both safety in design and construction operations.

John is a Chartered Fellow of I.O.S.H., a Former President of the Institution (2003/4), He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Association of Project Safety and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Health and Safety.

Closely involved with and Hon Fellow of the Asia Pacific Occupational Safety and Health Organisation (APOSHO), Chair of APOSHO Safety Management Committee. He worked closely with the Organising Committee for APOSHO 33 (2018) which was successfully held in Hong Kong in 2018

John contributes to technical journals and gives ‘expert witness’ when required.

Services and Training
John via his own previous organisation offered full consultancy and training services tailored to the needs to each client. Since relinquishing control of his company, he now continues to offer his bespoke services to individual clients.