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Private Practice Workshop: Safety and Workers' Compensation in the ACT


The AMA (ACT)'s Tony Chase (Manager of Workplace Relations and General Practice) and David Seagrott (Principal Consultant, Australian Health and Safety Services) will be speaking at this event and addressing concerns of particular interest to medical practices in the ACT.




David Segrott is the Principal Consultant of Australian Health and Safety Services. He holds an MBA, BA (Admin) and Industrial Safety Certificate and has over 40 years’ experience in the health and safety field, including extensive workers compensation management experience. David is also a Chartered Professional Member of the Safety Institute of Australia and a Certified OHS Professional and also holds professional memberships of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Risk Management Institution of Australasia and the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance.

David will provide a comprehensive presentation of the safety issues likely to be encountered in any medical practice, including:

  • Overview of WHS Laws in the ACT
  • Hazards and Risks
  • Violence and Aggression in the workplace
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Manual Handling
  • Working with Sharps and Sterilization
  • Hazardous Waste


David will also talk along with Tony Chase about the ACT Workers Compensation Scheme and how it works.




Tony Chase joined AMA (ACT) in 2016 and is an experienced workplace relations practitioner and has worked across both the private and public sectors. He has appeared in most Australian industrial tribunals representing small and medium businesses, and has also worked as a workplace mediator and investogiator for the Commonwealth Government.

Tony  will provide a comprehensive presentation on the following topics: 

  • An Overview - The ACT Workers Compensation Act - A small business perspective
  • A failure to reform
  • Why are workers compensation premiums so high in the ACT?
  • Is your business vulnerable to claims?
  • How to protect your business against unreasonable claims.


Who should attend: Practice principals, practice managers and other practice staff.

When: 4 - 6pm Wednesday 22nd November, 2017

Where: AMA House, Level 3 Conference room, 42 Macquarie Street, Barton.

Cost: $100 for AMA members and/or their practice staff OR $200 for non-members and/or their practice staff.

Purchase tickets:

Contact: Karen Fraser ( or call our office on 6270 5410