2nd Dangerous Goods Conference – 23 & 24 March 2016 – Perth, Australia

IDC Technologies was excited to host the 2nd Dangerous Goods Conference in Perth, Australia on March 23 & 24.  The primary aim of this conference was to explore the variety of dangerous goods incidents that occur locally and nationwide every year and to provide practices and strategies to prevent accidents and reduce the overall number of incidents.

The conference featured industry professionals from renown organisations including; SA Radiation, Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), Radiation Professionals, Chem-Safe Australia, DG Solutions, Department of Mines and Petroleum, and many more.

Day one began with Kent Gregory, Director of SA Radiation presenting keynote topic Radioactive Material – Past, Present and Future.  Following on from here was dangerous goods inspector Adrian Tusek from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) presenting on the very topical issue of Fire in the Hold – Lithium Batteries on Aircraft. Up next……

  • How do I Transport Radioactive Substances in THAT State/Territory?
    Simon Booth, Senior Radiation Protection Advisor, Radiation Professionals
  • Calculating the Hazard Level of your Pressure Equipment
    Trevor Hughes, Managing Director, Asset Management Engineers
  • Dangerous Goods Container Packing for Transport by Sea – A Case Study
    Paul Hansford, Port Marine Surveyor, Ship Safety, Australia Maritime Safety Authority
  • The ABC of Dangerous Goods – the more things change, the more they stay the same
    Les Vogiatzakis, Principal Consultant, Dangerous Goods and Safety Services
  • The Global Harmonisation Systems (GHS) – Are You Ready?
    Craig Watt, General Manager, Chem-Safe Australia
  • Placarding Pitfalls Under WHS
    Vince Pacecca, Chief Scientific Officer, ClemAlert, Risk Management Technologies

The day concluded with a networking session at the bar where delegates had the opportunity to socialise, build business relationships, and ask any unanswered questions from the day’s proceedings.

Day two kicked off with the topic Over the Horizon – What Changes can be Expected in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Air? From Ben Firkins who is a local WA dangerous goods inspector for CASA and Vice-Chair of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel. Then featured a very interesting case study from Daniel Bianchini…..

  • Hazardous Area Considerations for Diesel Storage in a Hot Climate
    Daniel Bianchini, Specialist in Fuel Facility Engineering, Operations and Licencing, DG Solutions
  • Radioactive Material Storage, Use, Transport and Disposal in WA
    Kent Gregory, Director, SA Radiation
  • How to do a Dangerous Goods Risk Assessment
    Daniela Tutman, Principal Engineer, Process Risk & Safety Management
  • Practical Cases of Dealing with Class 7 Dangerous Goods
    Nick Tsurikov, Director, Calytrix Consulting
  • Dangerous Goods – A Consultants Perspective
    Sean Page, Principal, ACOR MCE
  • Use of Bromide Gas Insecticide for Pest Control Purposes – WA Museum Case Study
    Bill Bockelman, Hydrocarbon Remedial Services
  • Dangerous Goods Road Transport: Preventing the Black Spot Becoming a Black Hole
    Peter Xanthis, Principal Dangerous Goods Officer, Department of Mines & Petroleum

Peter Xanthis’s presentation was very engaging, including numerous local case studies and examples of poor DG transport practices in WA. Peter’s paper was voted the most valuable presentation at the conference.  Well done to Peter and the DMP.

We finished up the conference with another interesting paper from Trevor Hughes on Sizing and Selecting Pressure Relief Valves. Trevor’s interactive and enthusiastic style rounded off the conference nicely. The response from delegates has been quite overwhelming! IDC Technologies was privileged to have a great selection of speakers and delegates attend this event which provided an opportunity for attendees to discuss important issues relating to dangerous goods. The mix of professional expertise and industry knowledge at the conference created an interactive and engaging conference.

IDC Technologies would also like to give a special thank you to the sponsors of the event: Civil Aviation Safety Authority, SA Radiation, and Safety Solutions.

If you would like to be involved in future events please contact IDC Technologies to express your interest. For full details on topics and speakers, or to purchase all the technical Papers and PowerPoints from the conference, please email conferences@idc-online.com 

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