Ms. Susan (Sue) MacEwan BSc (Hons), GradNZISM

Health and Safety Practitioner
Central Plains Water Ltd.
Employee

Background

I am a Health and Safety practitioner with over eight years’ professional experience as a Health and Safety specialist in a range of diverse organisations. I am currently working as a Health & Safety Advisor for an Irrigation Company working with major contractors to construct a major new scheme in mid Canterbury. Whilst in this role I have also assisted other small irrigation schemes in Canterbury to develop and maintain Health and Safety systems that meet their needs.

My previous roles include Wellness & Safety Advisor for New Zealand Police and Safety & Wellbeing Specialist for New Zealand Post.

I have extensive experience of leading the Health and Safety function for an organisation, ensuring that robust systems and practices are in place.  

My passion for Health and Safety comes from a belief that it is fundamentally about people, not compliance. People, regardless of whether they are bosses, workers, contractors or visitors, must work together and genuinely care about each other in order to bring about a positive safety result. My role as a Health and Safety practitioner is to facilitate that process. Health and Safety tools and resources should be simple and practical and designed to support people to do the job.

I have particular expertise in the following areas;

  • Risk assessment and management – identifying an organisation’s critical risks and applying the most appropriate controls to reduce the risk profile.

  • Health and Safety strategy and policy development – working with organisations to develop meaningful goals and practical policies and procedures.

  • Health and Safety management systems – implementation of system that provides a framework for success.

  • Contractor management – working with a range of contractors to ensure that all health and safety requirements are met.

  • Safety auditing and inspections.

  • Incident and accident investigation.

  • Development of a positive and collaborative safety culture.

  • Wellbeing programmes.

  • Injury and prevention and management.

  • Continuous improvement of systems.

  • Working with leaders to build visible safety leadership and due diligence.

I am a Graduate member of the New Zealand Institute of Safety Management and have the following relevant qualifications;

  • Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (Level 6)

  • NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

  • Advanced Investigation Techniques (ICAM)

HASANZ Registered
  • New Zealand Institute of Safety Management
  • NZISM
  • Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (Level 6)
    NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
    Advanced Investigation Techniques (ICAM)
My Skills and Experience

Central Plains Water Ltd.

Postal address

PO Box 9424
Christchurch
Canterbury 8149
NZ

Street address

Unit 1b
2 Barry Hogan Place
Christchurch
Canterbury 8041
NZ