I started my interest in occupational health in the early 1980’s when I trained and worked for the Department of Health and was involved in both public and occupational disease investigation and workplace monitoring of substances, noise and dust.
This passion continued with several compliance manager roles (QA, Enviro and H & S) with large organisations and in 2002 I established Safe and Sound Solutions.
I enjoy helping organisations to define, measure and improve their processes and performance across health and safety, QA and the environmental fields.
I am passionate about the industry and I am an active member of the NZISM and registered on the HASANZ.
I started my career as a research scientist involved in cancer research before moving to health and safety as the Hazardous Materials Manager for a gas trace analysis company. I bring a passion for Hazardous Material safety and occupational hygiene to the Safe and Sound team, with experience from multiple high-risk industries.
I enjoy helping organisations develop a proactive and positive safety culture while implementing usable real-world safety plans. I am passionate about the industry and an active member of the New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM).
I bring over 30 years of accounts and property management experience to my role of Administration Support. I enjoy working with a team of qualified consultants who focus on delivering a quality product and great customer service.
My working life initially involved implementing quality management systems for companies in the UK and NZ before I moved to a role in Health and Safety over ten years ago. Since then I have worked as a Health and Safety Advisor in the public and private sector, ranging from civil construction projects in the rural sector to New Zealand Post and New Zealand Police. I have a Diploma in Workplace Health & Safety, I am graded at Graduate level by the New Zealand Institute of Safety Management and I am listed on the HASANZ Register of professionals. I enjoy working with clients on their health and safety journey and finding solutions that are practical and user friendly. I believe that keeping people safe and healthy is just part of doing great business.
In my spare time I mostly enjoy dreaming up adventures and getting outdoors with the family dog.
Basil is an integral member of the team – having many years experience in sports ball health and safety along with being our chief vacuum cleaner.
I started my career in Health and Safety through Surf Life Saving New Zealand as the Lifeguard manager in Canterbury and then later on Programs and Services manager for the Southern Region.
This gave me a firm grounding in fundamentals of health and safety as it has always been an intracule part of the movement. It was a natural transition into H&S. I was Health and Safety manager for the Maiden Group for 5 years and more recently been working in advisory positions with Naylor Love and Page Macrae Engineering. I am a member of the NZISM and Chairperson of the Sites Safe Southern Liaison Safety Group.
I have always been passionate about people and Health and Safety lets me fulfill this passion . I love to help people strive to make their work places safer and working as a consultant ticks all the boxes for me.