National Manager's Blog

By NZISM Secretary


NZISM National Manager’s Update 10 July 2018

Hi all NZISM members,

We have a bumper newsletter for members this month with plenty of updates and information about what is going on both within and around NZISM. The 2018 round of branch AGM’s has been completed and I know the OpCo enjoyed getting around the branches and meeting up with branch committees and members. We got some very good and constructive feedback on the proposed changes to governance and structure and you will have read in the last newsletter how aspects of that feedback has been integrated into the proposal. We really appreciate the feedback and engagement opportunities. I for one am looking forward to us moving forward with this new direction as I believe it is in the members best interests to secure the future sustainability of the organisation. Having a member’s voice at the proposed new governance board table will reinforce that member views are being heard at the highest level of the organisation.

This week members of the OpCo were at the National Safety Show manning the NZISM stand, we had a number of visitors come and see us at the stand and talk about membership and how they can become involved. We were at the event as part of the Advisory Lounge, so it was good to be alongside Worksafe NZ, Site Safe, ACC and the EMA helping out with visitor enquiries. Thanks’ must go to Ravi, Selena and Joyce for taking time to spend time at this event.

I am looking forward to attending the NZISM Road Show on ISO 45001 later this month and will be keeping up with feedback on the event as it travels around the country. The CPD Committee has done a great job in coordinating this event which is a subject that is clearly very relevant in New Zealand’s workplace health and safety journey. Along with the roadshow the July calendar at a branch level is looking pretty busy, so I encourage all members to get out and support their local branches and attend the events being run for you.

After a long period of development, the HASANZ Register launch is nearly upon us, with the register going live on the 27th July. NZISM’S contribution to this has been significant in terms of the number of our members who have put time into preparing and submitting their profiles.

Finally, I would like to welcome the new branch managers who have been voted in over the last 4 weeks during the branch AGM Process. We have new managers in place in Whangarei, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wellington and Dunedin. Thanks to those people who have put their hand up to assist and also a huge thanks to those who have recently departed branch management roles, you have all contributed greatly to the growth and development of the organisation during your time on the leadership team.

Greg Dearsly

National Manager

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