Michelle Gillman M.WHS, GradNZISM

Health and Safety Practitioner
Planit Safe (Planit Works Ltd t/a Planit Safe)


Michelle Gillman is the owner and Principal Consultant of Planit Safe a privately owned health and safety consultancy firm.  Michelle has a broad range of skills in the management of workplace health and safety, with a strong focus on critical risk management and disaster prevention and engages in research projects to answer real-world safety questions to help inform best practice.

Michelle is also skilled in the development of emergency management programmes however strongly focuses on prevention activity as the key to improving safety performance and reducing harm in New Zealand workplaces. 

Areas of expertise include:

  • Strategic planning and deployment
  • Critical risk identification and management
  • Risk profiling utilising the Bow Tie risk management process
  • Cross-functional team driven improvement
  • Coaching and mentoring to develop bench-strength
  • Group facilitation to drive health and safety improvement
  • Staff engagement and participation
  • Incident investigation using the Incident Cause Analysis Method
  • Emergency preparedness and management
HASANZ Registered
  • New Zealand Institute of Safety Management
  • Master in Workplace Health and Safety (University of Newcastle, Australia)
    Graduate Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety (University of Newcastle, Australia)
    Diploma of Occupational Heath and Safety Practice (SIT)
    Certificate in Health and Safety (Tai Poutini Polytechnic)
My Skills and Experience

Postal address

PO Box 69121
Lincoln Post Shop
Lincoln, Christchurch 7640

Street address

Christchurch 8053