IHEA Healthcare Facilities Management Conference 2017

October 2, 2017

Held in Melbourne this year’s the conference theme is Compliance in Motion and aims to give participants new insights into how Health Services manage compliance.

The conference program also recognises that the role of Healthcare Facility Manager is transitioning from technical focus to strategic and operational performance driven role as a change agent and a driver for quality in the built environment.

A.G. Coombs are pleased to again support the IHEA conference; this year through the sponsorship of Keynote Speaker Professor David Hood AM and as a presenter.

Keynote Address – Climate Change and the Risks for Healthcare Engineering
Professor David Hood AM

David is a civil and environmental engineer with experience across major civil and military projects, professional development in emerging economies, senior management in both the public and private sectors and in education.

In the 1980’s David was responsible for the commissioning of the then New Parliament House – a life changing career episode.

Since that project, David has become increasingly involved in fostering a culture of sustainability across all engineering disciplines, and in the built environment.

In December 2013, David was elected to the Beyond Zero Emissions Board of Directors and remains on the board.

Safety-in Design Responsibilities for Hospital Engineers and Facility Managers – How to avoid being left with difficult and expensive to resolve safety issues
David Oakeshott, Technical Advice, A.G. Coombs Advisory

Building Operators have the onus to manage the residual risks from Safety-in-Design decisions and, as such, should actively engage in both the initial “Safety-in-Design” process and ongoing management of workplace safety.

David’s presentation will provide a detailed overview of this important subject setting out the responsibilities and duties of the various parties involved.

IHEA Healthcare Facilities Management Conference (HFMC 2017) will be held on 11-13 October 2017 at Pullman Melbourne Albert Park.

For more information and to register please visit the event information website.

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