Getting Involved

Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee

The purpose of our committee is;

(1) To ensure that all ‘workers’ and students are represented and have an opportunity to participate in health, safety and wellbeing (HSW) at EIT.

(2) To foster EIT’s HSW vision that is to; provide a healthy and safe working and learning environment which enhances the wellbeing of all workers and students

All members of the HSWC will consider matters from an institute wide perspective, rather than solely representing their School or Section group

Please feel free to contact any one of our committee members.

Hawke's Bay

 

Barbara West

I am the Student Disability and Wellbeing Advisor for EIT. My background is in social policy, social work and management. I have a lot of experience within the field of Health and Safety both in Aotearoa and England. I have held Health & Safety and Privacy Officer positions as well as been Building Warden for emergency and crisis management.

I was a member of the emergency response team following the 2005 London bombings. Risk assessment has always been part of what I do and I am passionate about ensuring professional safety, boosting wellbeing and building resilience in our staff and students.

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Lisa Roben

Hi, I’m Lisa Roben the Laboratory Manager for The School of Viticulture and Wine. I’ve been in this position for 5 years and a member of the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee for about 4 years.

Working daily with hazardous substances and technical equipment means that health and safety is often the focus of my work personally and for everyone who uses the science labs. I try to incorporate HS&W with continuous improvement and good communication to be really effective, but mostly HS&W is just a way of taking care of people.

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Karen Young

I became interested in the health, safety and wellbeing domain after seeing the work that Hannah and the team do. People are the most important asset to a work place, so getting people home healthy and safe is paramount. Mental health in particular, is a particular area of interest to me.

The Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee are doing really good things and I wanted to be part of this – it would be great to build on the foundation we have so that we can have a strong culture of protecting ourselves and EIT.

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Brett Cranswick
To me health and safety is paramount in the Automotive industry, that is where I came from, following that it is equally important here at EIT

Coming from a trades I believe adds a different perspective to Health and Safety to reach the same goals.

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Heather Pilbeam

My particular interest is in making the Library & Learning Hub space a safe and welcoming place for all the students and staff who use it over the extended opening hours, and in equipping our staff to respond to after-hours emergency situations.

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Mary Holster-Tocker
Younited Student Association is here to support students and promote health, safety, and wellbeing. We encourage a positive approach to keeping students safe from harm. This includes reporting to EIT of risks and hazards on campus.

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Di Reid

My qualifications include Diplomas in Applied Biology, and Health Science and a certificate in Learning and Teaching.

I worked in science laboratories 1993 – 1998 when the Health & Safety Act evolved and strict rules about chemical storage, usage and personal safety became law. I have had a keen interest in health & safety (H&S) ever since. I have worked at EIT for 20 years and been on the H&S committee for all that time. My role at EIT involves interaction with many staff all across campus, allowing discussion and critical thinking about many H&S situations.

I was a key player on site with COVID19 preparing the site as a member of the ICT.

I also teach First Aid hoping people learn to avoid accidents and how to help themselves, colleagues and families when accidents occur.

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Sarah Grant

My role at EIT is Health, Safety and Wellbeing Administrator. I have over 10 year of health, safety and wellbeing experience and have a passion for wellbeing specifically. I have a national certificate in Health & Safety, qualification in Marketing, qualification as a personal trainer and certificate in nutrition which all shapes the person I am today and supports me in my role at EIT. I am part of the wellstaff team where we take pride in supporting staff and students on their wellbeing journey. 

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Shaun La Franco

I’m a Lecturer winemaking and process engineering in the School of Viticulture & Wine Science and Winery Manager for the boutique winery at the Taradale Campus and a member of the Health, Safety & Wellbeing Committee for 4 years. It’s also part of my role teaching students about the specific hazards in the wine industry, which are numerous!

 

I’m tertiary qualified in food technology, winemaking and tertiary teaching with a professional industry background in R&D, technical and operations management in the food and beverage industries both domestically and internationally. I have been extensively trained in hazardous substance management and confined spaces and can also drive a forklift and 1960s Massey Fergusson tractor! I have also recently owned my own consultancy business advising clients on health and safety management, specifically in the wine industry.

 

I’m passionate about keeping people safe at work to ensure they go home safe to their family and friends at the end of the day!

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Andy Sinclair

I’ve been an engineer for 40+ years, 20 of those years in the RNZN where H&S wasn’t top of the list of priorities. I’ve seen some pretty scary things in my career and 99% of them were preventable.

I’m passionate about working in a safe place, both physically and mentally.  I believe that H&S is a simple process if everyone buys into it. As a tutor here at EIT I believe it’s part of my job to get people to buy into H&S and help prevent some of the things I’ve seen.

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Tairāwhiti

 

Shane Cameron

Coming from a Trade and Manufacturing back ground and having Health and Safety drummed into us as an apprentice, was all about the maintenance and promotion of workers’ health and working capacity, the continuous improvement of working environments and to become conducive to Health and Safety by ways of developing  work organizations and working cultures which promoted a positive social environment and smooth operation to enhance productivity and its undertakings.     

“doing something in such a way so that you can come back tomorrow and do the same again”

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Dr Steve Hinge

I am a Senior Business Management Lecturer currently working at the Tairāwhiti campus. I have an avid interest in personal wellbeing and am interested in giving positive, pragmatic, effective support to my students and colleagues if they encounter duress during this Covid-19 era we all live in.

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Lucy Tomlinson

My particular interest is in making the Library & Learning Hub space a safe and welcoming place for all the students and staff who use it over the extended opening hours, and in equipping our staff to respond to after-hours emergency situations.

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