Christchurch: WISE Event - Managing Occupational Health Risks

18/10/2019 04:45pm to 6:30pm

All Events Event Enquiry Add to Calendar

Buy tickets online

Ticket Type Ticket Price Quantity Subtotal

Register now



Join us for the conversation

NZISM Christchurch CPD Day

Friday 18th October 2019 4.45pm - 6.30pm

Cashmere Club Networking (drinks & nibbles) 4.45-5.15pm

Speakers 5.15-6.30pm

Catherine Epps, WorkSafe NZ
Steph Dyhrberg, Dyhrberg Drayton Employment Law
Sarah MacDonald, SiteSafe
Kate Brookes, KB Consulting Ltd

Speaker Bios:

Kate Brooks (KB Consulting Ltd) - Asbestos Expert

Kate has over 17 years experience working in the asbestos industry in both the UK and New Zealand. Kate is experienced in analytical asbestos work both in the laboratory identifying samples, and out in the field conducting air monitoring and four stage clearances. Kate is also a very experienced surveyor having surveyed everything from residential premises to power stations and everything in between.

Kate holds the following asbestos qualifications: P401 (BOHS- Bulk analysis); P402 (BOHS – Asbestos surveying); P405 (BOHS – Managing Asbestos); S301 (BOHS – Asbestos & other fibres) and the BOHS Certificate of Competence in Asbestos. Kate also holds a NEBOSH International General Certificate in Health and Safety.

Kate has worked in many different aspects of asbestos management including: • Consultancy • Training • Assessments • Quality management systems • Laboratories • Asbestos management for large construction projects Kate was also a member of the joint working group between MBIE and Worksafe New Zealand that developed the HSW (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 and associated Code of Practice – The Management and Removal of Asbestos.

Catherine Epps

Catherine has held senior leadership roles in public and private health organisations for over a decade. Catherine started at WorkSafe in November 2018, and prior to that was Executive Director Allied Health, Scientific and Technical at Capital and Coast District Health Board. This included chairing and contributing to a number of national and regional programmes.

In terms of education, Catherine has a Masters in Human Communication and Deaf Studies, and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Managers. She also holds clinical expertise as a Speech-language Therapist specialising in neuro rehabilitation, including supporting those with brain injuries to return to work.

Steph Dyhrberg - Steph is a very well-known employment lawyer who specialises in bullying and harassment. She spoke at Safeguard this year with Nicole Rosie (she is a fantastic speaker).

Sarah MacDonald - Sarah can speak about the recent research Site Safe have done in mental health issues in the construction industry. Sarah is an experienced H&S practitioner who won Safeguard Practitioner of the year in 2017.


Cashmere Club

50 Colombo St
View Map


Map of 50 Colombo St, Cashmere, Christchurch