Lisa Foley

Director WHS Regional

SafeWork NSW

Lisa Foley is currently Director WHS Regional with SafeWork NSW. SafeWork NSW has Australia’s largest Inspectorate, with 345 Inspectors servicing the Work Health and Safety, Workers Compensation and Return to Work needs of employers and workers in nearly 300,000 workplaces across NSW. Lisa commenced her SafeWork career in 2003 as an Inspector and has worked across all industries but with a particular interest in safety within the road freight transport, stevedoring, airport operations, rail industries, manufacturing, and retail.  Lisa is leading the SafeWork’s portfolio of works in relation to the Transport Sector. Lisa is an active supporter of the industry associations which represent the diverse workforce such as the Australian Logistics Council, Australian Trucking Association, Australian Road Transport Industrial Organisation and Australian Railway Association. As well as working collaboratively with co-regulatory organisations including NSW Roads and Maritime Services and the NSW Centre for Road Safety to further the reduction in both on-road and non-driving fatal and serious incidents impacting both workers and members of the community. Prior to her career with SafeWork, Lisa had a broad background in the health industry, and this included emergency nursing and occupational rehab. Lisa has completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Safety Science (OHS) at UNSW and an Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management).

Session Overview

Safety Around Your Vehicle

Safety Around Your Vehicle (SAYV) is designed to focus on work health and safety awareness and education for high-risks tasks that are performed around the vehicle, which include traffic management, loading and unloading, ancillary tasks and unintended vehicle movement. Key messages to be delivered in this session will focus on traffic management at worksites, including the development of best practice traffic management plans, importance of site inductions, establishing planning and communication, identifying safe zones for drivers, and fundamentally the separation of people, product and plant on all worksites.