Bimonthly Dangerous Goods Advisory Group

DGAG meets in Melbourne 6 times a year starting in early February and ending in late November.

The 1st 2020 meeting is on Wednesday 5th February 2020 at the Sandridge Centre Trugo Club Community Room, Port Melbourne.

The 2nd 2020 meeting is on Wednesday 15th April 2020 (after School Holidays) at the MFB Burnley Complex, near Burnley Railway Station.
For details see:
It is convened and chaired by Jeff Simpson.
For Details email:



The Chemical Hazard Communication Network

CHCN meets in Melbourne twice yearly (or as needed).

The first 2020 meeting is on Wed 4th March 2020

At the Sandridge Centre Trugo Club Community Room

1 Tucker Avenue, Port Melbourne (Garden City part)

(Enter along Clark St which turns into Tucker Av, from Graham St)

Melways reference is Map 56 K2 (or 2J A4).

It is chaired and co-convened by Richard Greenwood and co-convened by Jeff Simpson.

There is also an email list that interested chemical hazard communication workers are welcome to join.


Monthly RACI Vic HS&E Group info sharing meetings

This monthly RACI group is typically composed of about
10 chemists, chemical engineers, OHS&E scientists and
others interested in chemicals and their HS&E effects.
You do not have to be a member of the RACI to initially participate
in the RACI Vic HS&E Group.
The 1st 2020 meeting is on Tues 28th Jan 2020, and
then on Tues 25th Feb 2020
at the Limerick Arms Hotel, cnr Park St & Clarendon St in South Melbourne.



Conferences, Seminars and Workshops

Lab Safety Training Course 3-5 Feb 2020, Melbourne (Chadstone)

Safety in Laboratories &  Laboratory Construction & Design Explained (3 Days): ​Holmesglen Institute, Chadstone, Vic

Cost $1870. Em: Mob: 0417-843-798



Workshops on Hazardous Area Locations and Explosive Hazardous Areas

Hazardous Area 2-Day Simplified ($935)

Sydney (Parramatta) 31 March – 1 April 2020

Hazardous Area 3-Day Comprehensive ($1320)

Melbourne (Glen Waverley) 5-7 May 2020

For details & early bird discounts:

mobile: 0448 110 216


Fundamentals of Process Safety, 30 Mar 20, Perth,

30 March 2020 (5 days):

Essential for anyone who is involved in the design, modification, operation and maintenance of a major hazard or process plant and references the management framework built on six functional areas or pillars developed by the IChemE Safety Centre.

Benefits staff at all levels in an organisation to develop or improve their knowledge of process safety, hazards, risk & their mgmt.

Cost: Non-Members $4090, IChemE Members $3565.                   Email:, ph: 03-9642-4494



HAZOP Leadership & Mgmt, 5-7 May 2020, Perth:

Explores best practice in HAZOP Leadership and Management. Learn about the application of the technique and how to plan and manage study programmes more effectively. Learn how best to lead study teams to ensure maximum effectiveness and successful project execution.

Cost: Non-Members $4040, IChemE Members $3515.                   Email:, ph: 03-9642-4494