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Welcome to our first update for 2017

We hope you had a great break over Christmas and that 2017 is off to a positive start for you and your team. It may seem like summer is still working on getting into full swing, however I am sure we will see some consistently nice weather come February. With hot weather comes some risk, so we have included important information on being sun smart — while still enjoying what summer has to offer.

We are currently getting ready to kick off the flu vaccination season for 2017. Find out this years' pricing and how to register below. This update also has some exciting information on our new Manual Handling courses, our Reality Based First Aid training, and new 2017 course dates for Asbestos Awareness training. 

Enjoy the read — from the TriEx Team

It's Almost Time — Flu Vaccinations

Our 2017 Flu Vaccination packs are being assembled and will be in the mail to you in February. This will include your booking form and a flyer with pricing and flu facts. If you normally receive a pack from TriEx then you do not need to do anything — you will receive one again this year. If you do not receive our flu information yet, or you need to change who receives this for your business then please email us here to sign up.

For the first time, in addition to the trivalent flu vaccination, we will also be able to offer the quadrivalent flu vaccination. More information about this will be available shortly. You may like to consider this option for your company if you are working in areas which are more vulnerable to illness.

Flu Pricing - Trivalent flu vaccinations
$24.50 — 50+ vaccinations per visit
$27.00 — 20-49 vaccinations per visit
$29.00 — 10-19 vaccinations per visit

TriEx can provide you with flu vaccination vouchers for ease and flexibility for those staff not available on vaccination day, or if you do not meet our minimum number of 10 for an on-site visit. These are available for $34.50 per voucher.

To learn more please contact us on 0800 FLU JAB (0800 358 522), or email 

Be Safe — Be Sun Smart

Wherever you are this summer – back at work or perhaps lucky enough to be at the beach or enjoying what this great country has to offer outdoors – it is important to be sun smart. In New Zealand we can have high levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation which can cause skin and eye damage. Sunburn is painful, unattractive and damages your skin. It also increases our risk of developing skin cancer – sunburn at any age increases the risk of melanoma later in life, and approximately 90% of melanoma skin cancers are caused by too much sun exposure. To ensure you still get to enjoy the sun stick to the golden rules of Slip, Slop, Slap Wrap, especially between September and April.

Slip on a shirt and slip into the shade – A long sleeve shirt and in a darker colour will give the best protection.
Slop on sunscreen – at least SPF30 and at least 20 mins before you go out – and reapply every 2 hours.
Slap on a hat – The most common place people are sunburn is the face and neck – look for a hat with a wide brim or a cap with flaps.
Wrap on sunglasses – Not all sunglasses protect against UV radiation so check the label before you buy – and choose close fitting wrap around styles for the best protection.

Sunsmart have a huge range of resources you can download at

New Public Manual Handling Workshop

TriEx are excited to be running our first public general manual handling training course. This course is intended for team members who undertake manual handling as part of their daily work duties. It is suitable for anyone working in industries such as warehousing, logistics, transport, manufacturing or construction. Some of what this course will cover includes:
  • Types of back pain
  • Risk factors and assessing the risk
  • Reducing the risk and preventing injury
  • Lifting techniques
This is an interactive session that will include practical exercises. Our first session will run for 2 hours on Thursday April 6 2017 8am-10am.

To learn more about pricing or to secure a place on this course please email Elaine Williams on or phone 03 343 2997
Reality Based First Aid Training

PlaceMakers Riccarton places a high importance on the Health and Safety of their retail customers, trade clients and employees. Grant Close, Owner/Operator, wanted the PlaceMakers Riccarton first aid team to be trained in real life situations to prepare them for the unlikely event that an accident occurs on their large Riccarton site.

With the TriEx First Aid Trainers support, a group of PlaceMakers first aiders were split into 2 groups and given 4 hours of onsite Reality Based First Aid Training. After some classroom theory the team was lead out to the PlaceMakers car park and presented with their first scenario — a car versus pedestrian.

PlaceMakers Riccarton HR & Health & Safety Manager Ripeka Purcell said, We had very positive feedback about the training from our first aiders. They felt that these real life scenarios took their training to the next level. We will definitely look at doing this again, and on a regular basis.

You can read the full press release here

For more information on Reality Based First Aid Training or any other first aid requirements, please contact David Fleming on or phone 03 353 2811
Women in Construction Event

This year TriEx are proud to be sponsoring "Women in Construction" which is running on March 8 — International Women's Day. Sarah O'Connell, TriEx Managing Director, will be speaking as part of the afternoon, alongside keynote speaker Nicole Rosie, Chief Executive of WorkSafe NZ.
Women in Construction is a free event to celebrate women working in construction and to discuss some of the issues faced working in a male dominated industry.

When: Wednesday 8 March 2017, 1:00pm - 6:30pm
Where: The Bridge Club, 21 Nova Place, Christchurch

To register for this free event click here.

Update from the Asbestos Team

Our Asbestos Awareness Courses have recommenced for 2017. Our half day Asbestos Awareness training for Tradespersons course helps to promote a safer working environment. This comprehensive Asbestos Awareness training is essential for those who will or may come into contact with asbestos as part of their daily work activity. 

Our next half day course dates are Friday February 17 and Friday March 17. For more information or to book click here. Our full day Asbestos Awareness training courses are running on Monday February 13 and Monday March 20. For more information or to book a full day course click here.

We also offer more specialised training - Our 4 day "BOHS IP402 - Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings} course is running from 20 to 23 February. More information is available here.

To learn more about our asbestos services including surveys and training contact Craig Newsome or
phone 0800 487 439.

Changes to the SiteWise Assessment

After receiving feedback from the industry in 2016 and with the new Health and Safety at Work Act, the SiteWise team have made changes to the SiteWise assessment from this month. These changes make the assessment process clearer for you and ensure the assessment aligns to the new Legislation.
Key changes:
  • ACC accreditation question. The weighting of this question has been reduced and they have added an option for you to gain marks for 3rd party accreditation.
  • ACC invoice question. They have removed the question: ‘Please provide a copy of your most recent ACC invoice.’
  • Hazardous products and substances. A new question has been added relating to storage and handling of hazardous products and substances.
  • Opt-out option. When a question doesn’t apply to your business there is now the option to opt-out if it doesn't apply to you.
  • General improvements. Questions have been re-worded to make them easier to understand and added terminology that lines up to the new Legislation.

If you need to get in contact with SiteWise then you can email then or visit their website here.


Flu Vaccinations 2017 

Be Sun Smart

Manual Handling Workshop

Reality Based First Aid

Women in Construction

Asbestos Update

SiteWise Changes

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Fri, 17 Feb (5 hrs)
Fri, 17 Mar (5 hrs)

This is a half day Asbestos Awareness training course for tradespersons, aimed at promoting a safer working environment. Our comprehensive Asbestos Awareness training is essential for those who will or may come into contact with asbestos as part of their daily work activity
Learn more about the course here

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

Thu, 2 Feb (WP)*
Fri, 3 Feb (WP)*
Wed, 8 Feb (RF)
Thu, 9 Feb (WP)*
Fri, 10 Feb (WP)*
Mon, 13 Feb (RF)
Tue, 14 Feb (WP)
Fri, 17 Feb (WP)
Sat, 18 Feb (C&I)
Mon, 20 Feb (WP)

Tue, 21 Feb (RF)
Thu, 23 Feb (WP)
Mon, 27 Feb (RF)
Tue, 28 Feb (WP)

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

Alex Pajel
Occupational Health Nurse

Alex has joined our Christchurch team with over 2 years experience in occupational nursing. Originally from the Philippines, Alex has also previously worked as a Medical Surgical Staff Nurse for 4 years in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia so brings a wide array of knowledge to the TriEx team. 
Read more about Alex here.

June Carroll
Occupational Health Nurse

June comes to TriEx from Scotland, bringing a huge amount of nursing experience to our Christchurch Occupational Health team. June has worked in a variety of nursing fields including elderly care, A&E, surgical and general practice, as well as holding a number of management roles during her career. 
Read more about June here.

Situations Vacant

Occupational Health Nurse
We are always on the lookout for experienced and enthusiastic Occupational Health Nurses to join the TriEx team – nurses that are passionate about helping educate and influence the health of Kiwi workers.

This is what some of our TriEx Occupational Health Nurses have to say:

"I enjoy working with a team of nurses who strive to improve the health and wellness of workers in a variety of settings."

"I love that I have the opportunity to positively influence people’s health within their work environment, and that I am able to promote health & safety and best practice."

"I enjoy meeting people and putting them at ease and enjoy seeing the change I can make in the health and wellbeing of people."

To learn more about working for TriEx contact Craig McGuigan or phone 03 353 2818

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.

Dates for the Commercial NSLG meetings are:
2017 dates TBC

For venues and contacts, please click here


Check our the latest events for the Auckland branch of NZISM here including the next Branch Committee Meeting on Feb 2.

The Canterbury branch events are now also available online and you can visit their page here. The next Canterbury Breakfast Meeting is going to be held on Friday Feb 24.

Canterbury Rebuild Safety Charter — Latest Charter Update

Click here to view the latest Charter Update which includes information about:
  • AGL recognised for health and safety excellence
  • Quenching thirst and spreading the impairment message
  • Women in construction – mark it on your calendar!
  • Spreading the safety message while fundraising
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