Adrienne has been an OHS professional for over 20 years and has comprehensive experience across numerous sectors. She is an accredited SafePlus assessor and holds Exemplar Global auditing certification. Adrienne is passionate about assisting companies to manage risk so that their workers get home both healthy and safe; whilst also ensuring that the Company itself is not exposed to avoidable risk. Adrienne’s easy going, friendly nature enables her to build rapport and to develop a comprehensive understanding of the business she is assisting, which ultimately results in an effective collaborative approach to managing H&S.
Adrienne began her career as a registered nurse, then moved into the health and safety (H&S) field as an occupational health nurse before deciding to return to university to study occupational H&S in 1998. In subsequent years she held various long-standing H&S positions across a variety of sectors including; manufacturing, retail, hospitality, government and corporate. The experience gained throughout this time equipped her with the skill-set to be able to confidently transition to a consulting role.
Over the last eight years, Adrienne has been a consultant to Business Central / Wellington Chamber of Commerce and EMA members, providing training, auditing and advice on H&S systems. These businesses cover a variety of sectors and are mostly small to medium sized.
Alongside her work for BC and EMA members, Adrienne’s business HSAW ltd. has been growing rapidly, providing consulting and auditing to organisations NZ wide. HSAW’s client base includes government, local government, NGO’s / not-for-profits, health, education and private sectors. Adrienne enjoys working with businesses of all sizes who require such a diverse range of H&S advice.
Adrienne has extensive experience developing H&S systems tailored to the needs of individual organisations. She takes great satisfaction in ensuring the systems are both practical and meet audit requirements. She is acutely aware of the need to make logical sense of the H&S legislation so that systems are fit for purpose and user friendly. Adrienne’s regular services also include training, auditing of existing H&S systems and advising Boards.
As a qualified auditor Adrienne enjoys auditing and providing robust recommendations to enhance the H&S performance of organisations. She has also recently been an auditor for both the Workplace Safety Management Practices (WSMP) and the ACC Accredited Employer Programmes.
Adrienne’s expansive knowledge, experience and accreditations are testimony to the reliability of her services.
- New Zealand Institute of Safety Management
- Graduate Diploma Occupational Health and Safety
SafePlus accredited assessor
Exemplar Global OHS Management Systems Lead Auditor