HeadsUp Christchurch - Health and Safety


HeadsUp Christchurch is pleased to invited you to the second event for 2016.

April the 4th heralded one of New Zealand’s most important legislative changes in the past decade. The Health and Safety in Employment Act was superseded by the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. This has profound implications for everyone involved in business, especially directors and those in governance.

Please join us to listen to a speaker from Work Safe about how Work Safe is looking to interpret the Act and how that will affect you. Worksafe speaker to be confirmed.

Matt Bishop from BVT Engineering Professional Services will then speak about risk prioritisation, ­ what risks should you address first, risk intersections profiling, the concept of reasonably practicable and what you should do if a company you are a director of does have an accident, and what it could mean for you.

Speaker profiles: Matt Bishop: Matt is the Managing Director and founder of BVT Engineering Professional Services. Matt combines his love of technology with his love of problem solving to provide his clients with robust solutions. BVT prides itself on providing approachable, relevant, fast engineering solutions. Matt works with companies at all stages of their risk mitigation journey, from setting up new businesses with best practice to helping companies become operational after prohibition notices and accident investigations. Matt is a past finalist of the New Zealand Young Engineer of the Year, a founder of the New Zealand Society for Safety Engineering, sits of the Canterbury Institute of Professional Engineer’s committee and has sat previously on the national committee and is still involved with the Recreation Safety Engineering group. He has recently returned from Harvard Business School, where he undertook a short course on Managing Professional Service firms, thanks to a scholarship from the Consulting Engineers’ Advancement Society.

Work Safe Speaker – TBC

Date: Tuesday, 3 May

Time: 5.30 – 7.30pm (foyer doors for entry close at 6pm)

Venue: JBWere, Level 6, HSBC Tower, 62 Worcester Boulevard

Costs: $10 koha on arrival to cover costs

Speaker: Matt Bishop

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