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Waikato Branch CPD Day

01/11/2022 09:30am to 3:00pm

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Our thanks to smartrak for sponsoring this event.

Join Waikato Branch and three fabulous speakers for a value-laden day of professional development and the opportunity to network with your health and safety colleagues.

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9:30am Coffee/Tea

10:00am Overview

10:15am Karl Berendt

11:15am Christel Fouche

12:15pm Lunch (provided)

1:00pm Just a Thought demo/sponsor showcase

1:30pm Tim Mehrtens

2:30pm Close and networking

Incident First Response

Karl Berendt MD

Incident Prevention Group (IPG)

Karl leads the IPG team based in Taupo. Karl has 16 years’ extensive practical experience in multiple disciplines. He is a certified incident investigation and root course analysis educator and is the Contract Taproot® Instructor for New Zealand and South East Asia.

Karl will be speaking about Incident First Response. Our reaction after an incident is vital to making sure we have the information we need to fully understand what took place. This brief look at a huge topic will give frontline H&S practitioners the basic skills to arrive at a scene, formulate a plan, and collect evidence to make sure a thorough investigation can be completed.

Why I worry when I audit contractor prequalification documentation

Christel Fouche

Exemplar Global Lead Auditor, Consultant

With over 32 years’ experience in the OHS discipline, and as a registered lead auditor with IRCA and Exemplar Global in various ISO standards, Christel conducts many audits on behalf of certification bodies and clients, including contractor audits.

She will share some of her trips and traps when reviewing contractor prequalification documentation.

How to foster strong mental health

Tim Mehrtens

Director, My Everyday Wellbeing

Tim is passionate about people, health and overall wellbeing. He’s also a champion of positive change for workplace culture and employee care. Tim believes wellbeing is about creating a culture and environment where people thrive. His passion for helping others on their journey to wellbeing comes from the struggle he had with poor mental health resulting from PTSD, and lessons learnt along the way.

Tim’s presentation focuses on how to foster positive mental health using self-analysis tools and identifying strategies to help us keep our mental fuel tank full.


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