Phil (Philomena) Lewis-Farrell MSc CMIOSH CNZISM Chartered Safety & Health Practitioner SafePlus Accredited Assessor

Health and Safety Professional
PLF Safety
Wellington Region


Phil is an experienced quality, environmental, fire & health & safety management specialist over 20 years’ and industry experience includes both public/private sectors: Adventure activities, agriculture, banking – retail and corporate, Construction, Education (Pre-school and tertiary), Healthcare, Security, IT, Transport & Logistics, Iwi, Property, Food, Horse racing industry - the foregoing is not an exhaustive list.

Phil is a Chartered Member of IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) and a Certified Member of NZISM (NZ Institute of Safety Management).  Currently Phil is the National Mentoring Manager for NZISM and is also a member of the NZ Standards Committee and the Joint AU/NZ Standards committee. 

Strengths include professional knowledge and continuing professional development; implementation of change management strategies; contract negotiation particularly financial/budget setting; networking and communication (written and verbal); ability to assimilate information, think on her feet and affect changes to protect persons and property.  She is a qualified Mentor and has been providing mentoring services to IOSH colleagues for about 12 years and NZISM members since moving to NZ in 2011.

Phil has an MSc in Healthcare Risk Management, Diploma in Safety, Health and Welfare at Work, Diploma in Supervisory Management, MIMMS (Major Incident Medical Management and Support Emergency Care) Certificate, P402/405 British Occupational Hygiene Systems Certificates and other ancillary qualifications and awards.

She also has special interests in design, accessibility and usability of the ‘built’ environment.  Prior to moving to NZ, Phil was appointed by the Junior Minister of Health as a member of the Railway Safety Advisory Board and was also an active ISO member on standardisation within the European Union as a member of the CEN STAND4ALL committee.

Phil is also an accredited SafePlus+ Assessor and also a qualified ICAM investigator.

HASANZ Registered
  • New Zealand Institute of Safety Management
  • MSc Healthcare Risk Management
    Diploma in OSH
    Certificate in OSH
    Certificate in Management of Asbestos in Buildings
    Certificate in Mentoring
    SafePlus Accredited Assessor
My Skills and Experience

Postal address

36 Gurney Road
Lower Hutt Wellington 5010 .

Street address

36 Gurney Road
Lower Hutt Wellington 5010