Patricia Allen GradDipOSH

Health and Safety Practitioner
Meridian Energy Ltd
Canterbury Region


My skills and experience include, both operational and corporate duties, my operational experience has been gained in the Hydro Electricity Generation area and Retail sector.

Contractor and Sub Contractor Safety and Health is a key focus area for me. I have also developed and implemented mental health at work programme called Healthy Minds.

This has been very successful and is aimed at normalising conversations around mental health.

I am responsible for the implementation and management of Meridians Safety Management System to meet with the requirements of NZS 7901:2014, Electricity and Gas Industries – Safety Management systems for Public Safety.

This responsibility also requires me to ensure an effective audit programme is in place from both an internal and external perspective.

I have implemented a Fatal Risk Programme which identifies the controls required in order to prevent serious harm injuries or fatalities. This programme is also supported by a comprehensive audit programme which provides an organisation assurance that people ‘do what they say’.

I have experience in Bow-Tie Analysis and emergency management and continue to develop procedures to support the safe and effective response to any given emergency.

I contributed to the Worksafe Asbestos Guidance Group in the development of the guidance materials to support the Health and Safety at Work Act and associated regulations.

HASANZ Registered
  • New Zealand Institute of Safety Management
    National Public Safety Working Group
    Worksafe Asbestos Guidance Group
    Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association
  • Graduate Diploma OSH, Massey University
    Statement of Attainment - ICAM Investigations
    Diploma in Business Admin
    National Certificate L3 OSH
    Currently studying towards a Certificate in Mental Health through The Career Academy
My Skills and Experience

Postal address

Cnr Market Pl & Mackenzie Dr
Twizel 7901

Street address

Meridian Energy
Cnr Market Pl & Mackenzie Dr
Twizel 7901