New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (Incorporated) Rules

September 2021

The New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (Incorporated) is a non-profit organisation registered under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908. The Rules are an integral part of compliance with the requirements of the Incorporated Societies Act and this is consequently an important document with which all members of the NZISM are to be familiar with and abide by.

The current Rules (dated September 2021) were adopted at the Special General Meeting on 21 September 2021.

Signed by three Institute members whose positions at that time were:

  • Robyn Bennett - President
  • Mike Cosman - Chair, Governance Board
  • Selena Armstrong - Chief Executive Officer

1. Name and Registered Office

2. Interpretation

3. Purpose, Objects and Powers of the Institute

4.1 Membership Eligibility

4.2 Application to be a Member of the Institute

4.3 Membership Rights and Obligations

4.4 Operational Manual and Code of Ethics

4.5 Membership Fees

4.6 Register of Members

4.7 Termination of Membership

4.8 Disciplinary Procedures

5.1 Senior Leadership Team (SLT) Powers and Authority

5.2 SLT - Members

5.3 SLT - Eligibility and Appointment

5.4 SLT - Casual Vacancy

5.5 Election of President

5.6 SLT - Duties

5.7 Removal of an SLT Member

5.8 Meetings of the SLT

5.9 Voting and decisions of the SLT and sub-committees

6.1 Governance Board - Powers and authority

6.2 Governance Board - Members

6.3 Governance Board - Eligibility

6.4 Governance Board - Term

6.5 Governance Board - Casual vacancy

6.6 Appointment of Governance Board members

6.7 Removal of a Governance Board member

6.8 Meetings of the Governance Board

6.9 Voting and decisions of the Governance Board

6.10 Appointment of the Governance Board Chair

7.1 Branches

7.2 Branch Management

7.3 Branch Committees

7.4 Meetings of the Branch Committee

7.5 Branch Annual General Meetings

7.6 Branch finance

7.7 Branch Manager network

8. National finances

9. General Meetings

10. General

11. Capacity to contract

12. Notices

13. Winding up

14. Previous Rules rescinded