HASANZ Executive Director's Update to Members
Feb 28, 2019
Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa
The year is speeding away and HASANZ is meeting it head on with an expanded crew, new premises and a full work programme.
Year of delivery
With apologies to the PM for any perceived plagiarism, 2019 is the year of delivery for HASANZ. Our firm focus is on delivering value for our members and that means making health and safety front and centre for businesses. Last year we rolled out several major projects including the HASANZ Register, the HASANZ Scholarship Programme and HASANZ CONFERENCE 2018. There’s more to come! We will continue building the value of the HASANZ Register and the Scholarship Programme and we’ll also help increase the capacity and capability of New Zealand’s health and safety workforce by:
growing career pathways
building education provision
educating the market.
Wherever possible, we will leverage government health and safety initiatives to achieve this.
We’re seeking more depth to our programmes and more partnerships to realise our goal of raising professional standards across the workplace health and safety sector.
HASANZ Register marketing campaign
HASANZ has worked with advertising agency, Assignment Group, to deliver a digital marketing campaign to drive businesses to the HASANZ Register. It’s live now across three platforms: Facebook, Trade Me and Google which will see online ads springing up on online sites like Stuff and NZ Herald that are popular with our target audience. The campaign runs until the end of June and will be regularly evaluated and fine-tuned for impact.
View a sample of the ads 300x250: 2nd Creative – click here.
Register roadshow – special deal for HASANZ members
HASANZ is taking the Register on the road as part of Business Central’s Health and Safety Roadshow 2019. This will give HASANZ members and their clients the opportunity to learn first-hand about the HASANZ Register and how to use it to find verified health and safety professionals across a range of disciplines. The half-day session will also cover updates to the HSWA and a run-down of recent legal cases to demonstrate where things can go wrong. It aims to help businesses stay safe, healthy and productive.
Sponsored by Xero, the Roadshow is hitting the following nine centres:
21 March: Masterton 10.30 – 12.30
22 March: Lower Hutt 10.30 – 12.30
25 March: Nelson 1.30 – 3.30
26 March: Wellington 1.30 – 3.30
28 March: New Plymouth 1.30 – 3.30pm
29 March: Whanganui 9.00 – 11.00pm
29 March: Palmerston North 1.30 – 3.30
9 April: Gisborne 1 – 3pm
10 April: Napier 9.30 – 11.30am
There’s a special price of $119 for HASANZ members ($199 non-members).
For more information and to register go to www.businesscentral.org.nz. When completing the registration form, please put “HASANZ member” in the purchase order field to qualify for the $80 discount. Please share this opportunity with your clients, who will pay the full registration fee.
Our stocktake of workplace health and safety disciplines in New Zealand is underway. This piece of work is about gathering facts and information to assist our understanding of what’s going on in each profession and where the capacity and capability gaps are in the market. Helen Parkes is leading the project, with assistance provided by Simon Bidwell. We expect their pipeline report to be delivered in June.
Body stressing scan
On behalf of ACC, HASANZ is undertaking a market scan of how businesses manage musculo-skeletal issues. We are finding out about levels of awareness of body stressing at work and what specialists or services businesses are bringing in to help deal with them. We are enlisting the help of Research First and Human Factors consultant Liz Ashby to do this. The findings are due by April.
HASANZ Scholarship Programme
Congratulations to all of the 19 recipients of inaugural HASANZ Scholarships. They receive financial support towards their studies, as well as practical experience and mentoring. The inaugural recipients were outstanding in a field of more than 100 candidates. Interestingly, seven general scholarships were awarded to people who already work in health and safety and want to upskill with a relevant diploma or degree. So think about putting yourself forward when applications for 2019 HASANZ Scholarships open mid-year.
Meet the HASANZ team
As Office Manager it’s Mia’s job to keep things running smoothly. She could plan, direct and organise her way through Wellington’s one-way streets and come out the other side with a fresh plate of baked cookies! Mia is the first point of contact for the HASANZ Register and HASANZ Scholarship Programme. She has worked internationally in the public and private sectors, including many years in the tourism industry. Mia hails from Germany but now calls New Zealand home and loves helping others.
M 027 201 1759
Office days: Monday to Thursday
Lisa manages special projects for HASANZ, with oversight of the HASANZ Register. She has worked predominately in the education sector and has extensive experience in project and product delivery across the globe in the UK, UAE and New Zealand, including for not-for-profit organisations. Lisa has a passion for wellness and delivering projects that improve people’s lives. Her focus on wellbeing, good nutrition and health extends to her life at home where she’s raising three daughters aged 3, 6 and 8 to be happy, confident women.
Office days: Monday to Friday
Kathryn is working alongside me fulltime. Her focus is on policy development and she manages the HASANZ Scholarship Programme. She comes to the health and safety sector from a background working in the seniors and ageing policy space for both government and not-for-profit organisations. Recently, Kathryn chaired ACC’s Older Person’s Advisory Group and managed an injury prevention programme funded by ACC. Outside of work, she plays the violin in the Wellington Chamber Orchestra, sings in The Glamaphones and is owned by Marley the cat.
M 027 635 0022
Office days: Monday to Friday
For all general enquiries, please email email@example.com
HASANZ Governance Group
It’s timely to remind you who represents your association on HASANZ’s Governance Group. Members include:
Mike O’Brien (Independent Chair)
John Beattie (New Zealand Safety Council)
Greg Dearsly (New Zealand Institute of Safety Management)
Marion Edwin, Secretary (Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of New Zealand)
Nikki Edge (New Zealand Occupational Health Nurses Association)
Rachel Lilley, Treasurer (Physiotherapy New Zealand – Occupational Health Group)
Natasha McKinnon (Hazardous Substances Professionals New Zealand)
Derek Miller (New Zealand Occupational Hygiene Society)
Pam Mitchell (Occupational Therapy New Zealand - Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa)
Phillip Tse (New Zealand Institute of Hazardous Substances Management).
HASANZ’s new address
If you haven’t already, please update our address as follows:
The Terrace Business Centre, Office 6.14
Level 6, 108 The Terrace, Wellington
PO Box 10 239, Wellington 6143
Nga mihi nui