By NZISM Secretary
Kia ora koutou members and supporters of NZISM. We are now seeing further implications of the Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Act 2010 (PSPPI Act) on health and safety investigators and auditors with the release of several documents. (As a quick reminder, there were questions on whether the requirements of the Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority (PSPLA) apply to health and safety investigators and auditors.) The documents released are a legal opinion and an investigation report prepared for the Chief Investigator (CIPU) and the PSPLA, both of which can be accessed at the bottom of this update.
Of note is a test in the CIPU investigation report on what may trigger the requirement to hold a license under the Act. It states that:
"Key aspects to assist to determine whether a health and safety investigation or audit may be captured by the PSPPI Act, include the following questions:
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