This Code is to assist you, as a member of the New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM), to know and understand the standards of integrity, professionalism and behaviour which we, as a professional organisation, consider essential. On becoming a member of the NZISM, members agree to abide by its code of ethics. Our code is in line with the INSHPO Code of Ethics.
All members are required to:
All members must:
All Members are required to:
All Members are required to actively:
No member of NZISM is permitted to comment (either verbally or written) on behalf of NZISM unless express written approval from the CEO has been provided prior.
No board member, senior leadership team member, committee member, or any other member of the NZISM shall be answerable or responsible for any act, omission, neglect or default of any other person (notwithstanding any receipt or other document signed or act done for the sake of conformity with the rules of the NZISM) or for any loss or damage whatsoever suffered by the NZISM unless such an act, omission, neglect, default, loss or damage shall happen through or as a result of their own dishonesty or culpable negligence or skillful default.
Nothing contained or implied in the previous paragraphs hereof shall operate to exempt any person from or to indemnify them against, any liability which by virtue of any rule or law would otherwise attach to them in respect of any negligence, default breach of duty, or breach of trust of which they may be guilty in relation to the NZISM.
Provided however that the NZISM shall not under any circumstances be bound to make any payment or to call upon its members to contribute toward any payment which is over and above the amount of funds held by NZISM at the time of any claim for indemnity and/or reimbursement.
Any member of the NZISM may become aware of an organisation breaching any relevant or associated legislation or standards resulting in an unacceptable level of risk of injury or illness. How the member responds to this situation will be determined by the nature of the relationship (if any) the professional member has with the organisation.
Initially, the member should discuss the problem with appropriate parties, including management at the highest level and highlight or outline the problem, potential consequences, and professional member’s ethical (and/or perhaps legal) responsibilities.
If there is no action on the part of the organisation and the only way of reducing the risk is to disclose their knowledge of the risk to a third party, the professional member should do so. Before doing so, the professional member should seek advice from senior colleagues, the NZISM or other relevant parties, and should inform management of the organisation of his/her actions.
Thank you for joining the Women in Safety Excellence (WISE) network.
We hold various online and face-to-face events throughout the year and if one occurs near you, we would love to meet you in person.
LinkedIn - Please make sure you join our LinkedIn group to stay connected and on top of our planned webinars and events. We encourage you to post anything in the WISE group page that you think other network members would find useful or inspiring. Please don't be shy. The more we reach out, the more we connect with each other, and the more we can help each other on our journeys.
We might send you the occasional email but our web page on the NZISM website is always the best place to go for an overview of what's coming up in the WISE calendar.
Margaret van Schaik