I am a professional health and safety adviser with extensive experience in workplace health and safety. I have a proven track record in safety management in complex, unique and dynamic environments. My specialist area is Hazardous Substances, infection control, laboratory safety and auditing of such areas. I was a member of the combined NZ Universities, crown research Institute and Worksafe working party of delivering guidance for such institutions to meet the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations.
As a generalist health and safety professional, I have a thorough, up-to-date knowledge of New Zealand Health and Safety legislation and Regulation. I have significant experience in the writing of, and the delivery of policies, procedures, risk assessments, guidelines and reports to ensure senior management is informed of, and can measure their Due Diligence, and to inform and instruct workers to ensure overall safety management. I have the ability to engage with people at all levels including senior management, managers, workers and stakeholders. In my present position, I work closely with technicians and professional and academic staff to help achieve and facilitate their health and safety requirements utilising my ‘soft skills’ that typically aids a positive outcome. I am experienced in undertaking health and safety training of managers and workers, auditing, event investigations and other associated training. I am now looking for a new challenge within a dynamic organisation to develop existing skills and complement their health and safety presence.
- New Zealand Institute of Safety Management
- Graduate Diploma (Distinction) Professional Practice Development (OHS)