Health and Safety Reform Workshop - Christchurch


Workshop Overview:

  • Timeline

  • Critical new /strengthened concepts:

  • PCBU - ( PCBU means a person conducting a business or undertaking: whether the person conducts a business or undertaking alone or with others; and whether or not the business or undertaking is conducted for profit or gain).

  • Officer – especially due diligence obligation

  • Worker

  • Sphere of influence – linked to nature of business or undertaking and not limited by employment or commercial contract.

  • Safety in design – whole of life

  • Focus on occupational health – especially asbestos

  • Lone/remote working

  • Move from hazard to risk

  • Worker participation

  • New penalties (not just financial)

  • Case studies (2x 20 minutes) of how this will impact on companies.

  • The SME governance perspective.

  • Discussion and forum.

MBIE is seeking feedback on the Regulations for Worker Engagement, Participation and Representations : .

Link to the new Act coming into force April 2016:

Health and Safety Handbook - Free downloadable resource


In conjunction with the Institute of Directors this Health and Safety event will be presented by:

Mike Cosman CMIOSH, MinstD of CosmanParkes

Mike is one of New Zealand’s most highly regarded health and safety practitioners with over 36 years’ experience in operational, management, policy and strategic roles. With an extensive regulatory background in the UK and New Zealand and having worked as a consultant to many of the leading public and private sector organisations over the last 8 years, Mike is exceptionally placed to guide senior business leaders through the current changes in the health and safety landscape.

He was a member of the Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safety and the Independent Forestry Safety Review providing a very broad perspective on system wide issues.

Mike is a strategic thinker but is equally able to get down into the detail when required, for example as an experienced investigator or when undertaking audits and other assurance activities. He provides legal in confidence advice on complex and sensitive issues and is recognised as an expert witness, whether for prosecution or defence. Mike has a particular interest in the management of asbestos in the workplace.

Mike has an honours degree in management, postgraduate qualification in OHS, is a Chartered Member of IOSH, Certified Member of the New Zealand Institute of Safety Management and a Member of the NZ Institute of Directors.

Duration: 3 Hours (3 CPD Points)

NOTE: Your CPD points will automatically be added to your Dashboard after the event takes place.

Registration Fee:

1 attendee: $180+GST for members and $210+GST for non-members

2 attendees: $300+GST for members and non-members

3 attendees: $400+GST for members and non-members

To receive the multiple bookings discount for 2 or more attendees, please complete the below form and email to:

NZIS Event Registration Form.pdf

For every group booking of five registrations you will be eligible to receive a sixth registration free.

For further information contact Vanessa Delegat on 04 471 1774 or email:

  • 3.00 CPD points
  • 19/11/2015 - 19/11/2015
  • 12:00 - 15:00
  • Riccarton Park, 165 Racecourse Road, Broomfield   Riccarton Park, 165 Racecourse Road, Broomfield   Christchurch   NZ
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