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Welcome to our June newsletter — hope you enjoy the read!  We are at the tail-end of another very successful and busy flu vaccination season. We offered flu vaccinations in Auckland for the first time this year and we look forward to expanding on this next year. This month we have a special offer on our asbestos training, an update on our flu vaccinations, stress & relaxation workshops, winter wellness tips and much more.

Stay well — from the TriEx Team

Asbestos Awareness Training

TriEx have added further safety training courses to our extensive health and safety training programme this year. We offer a one day Asbestos Awareness training course to help promote a safer working environment.

Our next Asbestos Awareness Training Course is on Tuesday, 28th June and we are offering you a 25% DISCOUNT on the regular course price of $350 + GST. Simply use the code AWARE25OFF when making your booking here.

Our full day Asbestos Awareness training is aimed at, and required by all those who wish to work on the fabric of any premises built or refurbished before 2000, and those who influence such works. This training does not train you how to work with any forms of asbestos, but how to work safely on site (from an asbestos point of view), and how to avoid the risks.

Asbestos Awareness training is delivered by our trainer Craig Newsome who holds internationally recognised BOHS asbestos qualifications and who has extensive field experience.

View our website here for further information about this course or contact us via or 0800 487 439.

Flu Vaccination update

Thank you very much to all our repeat flu vaccination clients and welcome aboard to our new flu clients! To date we have vaccinated over 9,000 Cantabrians against the flu, so we hope you and your team are staying well this winter and free of the flu!

REMINDER – if you purchased flu vaccination vouchers from us, they are valid until 31 July, 2016. Also, if you received our flu vaccination survey, we’d love to hear back from you about how we did this year.

If you haven't received flu vaccination information from us before and would like to be added to our database for 2017, please email

Could your workplace benefit from reduced stress levels?

A captivating workshop designed to assist attendees to define stress and understand how it affects their performance and wellbeing, and to educate them on how to manage workplace and home stressors more effectively.
The focus is on practical strategies that can be employed by anyone at any time, when they determine their ability to manage stress has been, or may be, compromised.
One hour session:  $575.00 plus GST per workshop
Two hour session:  $775.00 plus GST per workshop

For pricing or more information, please contact Fleur on (03) 353 2817 or email

Winter Wellness in the workplace

This time of year can be quite challenging for workplaces with workers off sick with head colds and winter chills. There are ways however that you can help support your team and their health over the winter months:

1. Fresh fruit - ever thought about providing fruit at your workplace or asking the boss if they would consider it? Our recommended daily intake of 2 pieces of fruit per day is made so much easier at TriEx as we are lucky enough to have our fruit supplied. TriEx uses and recommends Fruit Guys as they specialise in corporate fruit deliveries. You can contact them via their website here.

2. Sunshine - At this time of year many people leave home for work and return home at night in the darkness. Depending on their job, grabbing a few sunshine rays during the day might not be possible but if it is, encourage "sunshine breaks". Sitting next to a window and basking in the sun for 10 minutes can do wonders for moods and general health. It's all to do with serotonin - a 'feel-good' hormone, stimulated to be released from the brain by the sun. Sunlight also stimulates vitamin D production and high levels of vitamin D help the body maintain high levels of serotonin - all making us feel great!

3. Exercise - winter exercise is still possible and it doesn't have to be for long periods of time. A quick walk around the block with a co-worker at lunchtime is the perfect way to keep the mind and body stimulated and if you're lucky, the sun might be shining too! However indoor options might be more appealing so check out your local swimming pool for opening times and perhaps add a few lengths or some aqua aerobics into your exercise regime.

4. Workplace fun - you can't beat a great game of ten-pin bowling and this time of year is perfect for getting out of the office after work and smashing a few pins! It is also fantastic for a bit of friendly competition between workers too.

Car pooling to work

Have you considered carpooling? There has been some good discussion in the media lately, especially around the congestion on the Northern Motorway out of Christchurch - read about it here. Auckland and other high density areas have their own traffic woes and carpooling won't be suitable for everyone but it might be an option you haven't thought of before.

A website has been developed to put you in touch with some potential new car sharing mates: "Let's Carpool is the easy way to find a carpool match. Join our rapidly expanding community of members to find carpool partners for your regular commute or a one-off trip. Just register, find a match and share a ride."

HASANZ — Conference 2016

The Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ) is the umbrella organisation representing workplace health and safety professions in New Zealand. TriEx is proud to be affiliated to HASANZ by being members of the NZ Institute of Safety Management (NZISM), NZ Occupational Health Nurses Association (NZOHNA), and NZ Occupational Hygiene Society (NZOHS) who are all members of HASANZ.

HASANZ is holding its first conference from 7-9 September 2016 in Wellington, encouraging industry professionals and businesses to join forces, collaborate and build the competence and reputation of workplace health and safety professionals in New Zealand. The programme is deliberately provocative, inspiring workplace health and safety professionals to see health and safety in a new light.

If you would like more information about the HASANZ conference, please visit their website here

JUNE 2016

Asbestos Awareness Training - special offer!
Discount on June course

Flu Vaccination Update
Reminder to redeem vouchers

TriEx Wellbeing
Current workshops available

Winter Wellness Tips
Keeping well over winter

Car Pooling
An option for you?

HASANZ Conference 2016
September conference

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Use the code AWARE25OFF when making your booking through our online booking system here:

Learn more about the course or contact us via


(RF) = Refresher First Aid
(WP) = Workplace First Aid
(C&I) = Child & Infant First Aid

JULY 2016
Fri, 1 July (RF)
Mon, 4 July (WP)
Wed, 6 July (WP)
Fri, 8 July (RF)
Tue. 12 July (WP)
Thur, 14 July (RF)
Fri, 15 July (WP)
Sat, 16 July (C&I)
Mon, 18 July (WP)
Tues, 19 July (RF)
Wed, 20 July (WP)
Thur, 21 July (WP)
Mon, 25 July (RF)
Fri, 29 July (WP)

Remember, we also offer on-site first aid training specific to your workplace — please visit our website here for further information.
Book now

Child & infant first aid course (4hrs)

Our Child & Infant First Aid course is perfect for home-based educators, parents, grandparents, babysitters and caregivers and those who have responsibility for young children under 6 years.
This course is priced at just $65.00 incl GST. We still have spaces available on our next course, running on Saturday July 16 from 8:00am to 12:15pm, at our training room in Sydenham.

Book your child & infant first aid course here now, or call us on 0800 487 439

Occupational Health Nurse — Auckland
We are looking to employ another experienced and enthusiastic Occupational Health Nurse - a nurse that is passionate about helping educate and influence Kiwi workers.

This role offers a wide variety of work from pre-employment health assessments to onsite health monitoring, and from flu vaccinations to onsite drug testing. As part of our clinical team of nationwide nurses, your previous experience in occupational health will ensure your skills and knowledge are strongly utilized.

To view the key functions of the role and the type of person we are looking for - view our advert on Seek here.

What's happening in Auckland...

Northern Safety Liaison Groups

If you require a copy of recent NSLG (civil or commercial) meeting minutes, they can be conveniently found on the Site Safe website here.

2016 dates for the Civil NSLG meetings are:
Wed, 6 Jul
Wed, 7 Sep
Wed, 2 Nov

2016 dates for the Commercial NSLG meetings are:
Wed, 10 Aug
Wed, 12 Oct
Wed, 7 Dec

For venues and contacts, please click here


Check our the latest events for the Auckland branch of NZISM here

Auckland Build Expo 2016
Auckland Build is a leading new Construction Expo for New Zealand and provides the ideal opportunity for your organisation to get involved in Auckland and New Zealand’s booming construction industry. Auckland Build allows you to uncover the latest developments, strategies and opportunities in construction; as well as the opportunity to access major contractors, developers and suppliers from across New Zealand and around the world.
Find out more here

Men's Health Month — June 2016

Information including infertility, the various types of cancers affecting men (testicular, prostrate and bowel), diabetes, sleep apnoea and much more can be found at the Men's Health Month website.
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