Kay has over 12 years’ experience in the management of Health and Safety systems gained from working with a wide range of diverse organisations. Her strengths lie in her ability to incorporate best practice, systems control and risk management and she specialises in developing and implementing robust (but simple), Health and Safety Management Systems, policies and procedures.
For quite a number of years, Kay worked for a Crown Research Institute as their National Health and Safety Advisor overseeing the health, safety and wellbeing across 14 sites based around NZ. Since then, Kay has assisted many companies and industries in achieving their health and safety goals and responsibilities. These industries include: road transport, manufacturing, earthworks, market gardeners, mechanical workshops and mobile mechanical services, storage facilities, beekeepers, cleaning and maintenance businesses, painting and decorating, holiday parks, marae, schools, and many breweries to name but a few.
She is comfortable both in the office and out in the field working with staff, contractors and management to ensure there is an understanding of health, safety and wellness across all levels of the company. This experience has provided Kay with the capability to ensure a high level of systems management and practical, on the ground involvement with a focus on continual improvement in Health and Safety.
Kay has a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, is an Accredited Safety Auditor and a member of the New Zealand Institute of Safety Management. Kay is an active member of a number of networking groups including the Nelson/Tasman Health and Safety Network group which consists of a wide range of Health and Safety professionals keen to network, learn and progress their Health and Safety performance.
Kay, along with her husband, own a truck workshop based in Nelson, so Kay fully understands the importance of making health and safety fit into everything a business does, rather than it being an "add on". Kay is strong in her belief that workers must be fully involved with health and safety and with her ability to interact and engage with a wide range of workers and management, she has a high success rate of achieving this - thus making it easier for the business owner!
- New Zealand Institute of Safety Management
- NZISM Graduate Member
- Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety (Level 6)
Accredited Safety Auditor (ASA064)
Occupational Health & Safety Management (114:368)