Industry Day shines light on opportunities to work together

The Crane Industry Council’s inaugural WA Industry Day was held at the Perth Convention Centre, overlooking the Swan River and Perth CBD, on 9 June 2022. This event gave industry leaders, small business, and government stakeholders an opportunity to learn and consider the vast and varied aspects of the crane industry.

In his opening remarks, CICA WA Chair Anthony Grosser emphasised the purpose of the event. 

“The intent of this event is to foster collaboration,” Grosser said, welcoming the attendees and highlighting the strong partnership between government and industry.

The delivery of the day’s presentations went seamlessly, despite some last-minute Covid-related absences. To hold the event without restrictions based on physical capacity or Covid-19 precautions, however, was very enjoyable. The Industry Day was well attended, with more than 65 attendees from more than 25 different companies.

Paul Arztenhofer, CICA’s member engagement specialist, was one of the presenters and spoke highly of the event.

“This type of engagement can strengthen opportunities for local businesses and hosting this event locally meant that we could invite numerous representatives from across the board to learn from one another and network,” said Arztenhofer.

Subject matter experts from across the industry presented on areas such as innovation, lift planning, major inspections, and the new Certificate III plus skillset traineeship on offer in Western Australia. WorkSafe WA commissioner Darren Kavanagh presented on key changes to WA’s WHS laws and WorkSafe WA’s projects and findings.

CICA thanked Darren Kavanagh, Matthias De Troyer (Cranecorp Australia), Danny Black (Terex Cranes Australia), Anthony Grosser (MCT Equipment and CICA WA branch chair), Alice Edwards (CICA), and Paul Arztenhofer (CICA) for their interesting and relevant presentations. 

The attendance of representatives from the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, Western Australia team, was also appreciated. 

The evening dinner was a delectable showcase of West Aussie produce, Exmouth prawns and Harvey beef were on the menu, as well as local wines. Attendees enjoyed live music and welcomed federal safety commissioner David Denney, who spent the evening engaging with CICA members. 

Sue Ryman-Kiernan and the WISE Connections team once again worked with CICA and the CICA WA executive to organise a valuable and memorable CICA event.

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