Maxine Giffen

Health and Safety Professional
Canterbury Region


Background: Independent health and safety practitioner for 14 years providing consulting and training services. Prior to this served in the Metropolitan Police Service 19.5 years where the building blocks for health and safety began.

My take on health and safety and how I can help you.

Offering a practical approach to building safety capability focusing on relationships with all stakeholders.  

Health, safety and assurance

  • Helping you to make a difference by recognising the key elements of a health and safety management system that drive improvement and provide assurance
  • Understanding key duties for different stakeholders and building resilience through good leadership and effective relationships.


Ensuring critical hazards and risks within your organisation are identified, managed and effectively communicated applying credible risk management techniques, including Bow Tie, Industry and Good Practice Standards, Risk Management ISO 3100:2018 

Opportunity for continuous improvement and learning

Taking a look at the effectiveness of your HSMS focusing on the risk management activities and their functionality. Learning from events and understanding contributing human factors.

Keeping up to date with health and safety in a changing environment

Helping you to keep up to date and applying standards and good practice relevant to operational activities relevant to your business in New Zealand and globally.


Chartered Practitioner IOSH

Certified Practitioner NZISM

Safe+ assessor

ICAM trained investigator

ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System

Risk Management ISO 31000

Approved NEBOSH tutor for International Diploma and General Certificate Health & Safety

HASANZ Registered SafePlus Assessor
  • New Zealand Institute of Safety Management
  • IOSH Chartered Member 172874
  • Accredited SafePlus Assessor
    ISO 45001: 2018 (lead auditor IRCA/CQI certified course)
    IOSH Managing Workplace Safety
    Risk & Compliance Management AS/NZS 31000.2009
    ICAM Incident Investigation
    Massey University Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety
    NEBOSH International General Certificate
    NZQA National Certificate OHS
    Certificate in Adult Teaching
    TESOL teaching Certificate
    Bachelor of Business Management
My Skills and Experience

Postal address

21a Craven Street
Christchurch 8042

Street address

21a Craven Street
Christchurch 8042