On 14 July the project team for the Assist and Assure leadership skills program held a Best Practice Workshop as part of providing implementation support to companies that have started to deploy, or are interested in deploying the Assist and Assure program. Presenters from Arrow Energy, MPC Kinetic, Wild Desert and Global Engineering & Construction shared their company’s deployment journey so that other member companies could have the benefit of learning from their experience.

Assist and Assure is a leadership skills program that focuses on engaging the workforce through 3 strategies:

  1. Transition to Work
  2. Safe Work Process (Step 7)
  3. Effective Supervision (before, during, after)

Importantly, Assist and Assure provides a safe system of working without the need for a complex and expensive safety management system. Trialled successfully across the Shell Wells Group globally, Shell subsequently gifted the Assist and Assure program to industry via Safer Together. The program has been adopted and deployed by a broad range of companies in the Queensland CSG-LNG industry since it was first introduced.

The live streamed Best Practice Workshop had more than 40 attendees logging in on the day, and many of those attendees were joined by their co-workers. Jon Martin – CEO, Coho Resources and Project Lead of the Assist and Assure program welcomed attendees and framed the session, summarising his company’s deployment story. Attendees then heard from first-hand practitioners of Assist & Assure across 4 different companies why they each adopted the program, how they went about deploying it, what impact it’s had to date, and the tangible benefits they have seen in their workplace.


A thoughtful and comprehensive wrap up from Ewan Meldrum – CEO, Qteq emphasised the common thread that whilst implementing Assist and Assure may have its challenges, with focus on leadership, patience and continual review it has a dramatic positive impact on safety culture – proven by measurable reduction in incidents across our industry.

Safer Together would like to sincerely thank all the individuals that participated in the planning and delivery of the Best Practice Workshop.

A full recording of the event is available free of charge to Safer Together member companies to view online – click here.

Assist and Assure Deployment Case Studies from 3 member companies - Coho Resources, Enerflex and Global Engineering & Construction are available here.


And finally, Safer Together will host an Assist and Assure Train-the-Trainer Workshop on 12 August in Brisbane. This will be a face-to-face, half-day session. Aimed at companies that have a desire to deploy Assist and Assure in their workplace but don’t have the experience to do so yet, members are encouraged to send along their nominated Assist and Assure coach to get a strong induction into what Assist and Assure is, how it works, and how to train the major points of Assist and Assure to their staff. Places are limited to 16 people for this invitation-only event. If you would like to receive an invitation please contact us at [email protected].

To find out more about Assist & Assure, and to access a wide range of implementation support materials, click here.

Contact: [email protected]

Header image: Presenters at the Assist and Assure Best Practice Workshop (from L to R): Chris Allen (MPC Kinetic), Ben Prain (Arrow Energy), Trent McKenzie (Global Engineering & Construction), Ant McKinnon (Arrow Energy), Dan Smith (Global Engineering & Construction), Jake Townsend (Wild Desert) and Chris Johns (MPC Kinetic)