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Upcoming events

    • 2022-08-16
    • 12:00 - 13:00
    • Online via Zoom

    Join the New Zealand Society for Safety Engineers to host Karl Bridges to present on Systems Thinking - Why it doesn't make workplaces safer... and why toast making is important.

    Hearing a lot of talk about systems? Systems thinking this, systems thinking that! Is it enough to be thinking about the system? What is the system? Should the whole thing be placed in the too hard basket?

    Karl plans to take you on a journey and explain why Systems Thinking does not make places safer, contrary to what you have been lead to believe.

    Using his 20 years of experience, he will dispel some commonly held myths and show you how to ensure systems thinking works for you. He will help you demystify the mystical, defragment the mental spaghetti, and shape the proverbial square peg to fit in the round hole of your unique organisational challenges.

    Speaker bio: 
    Karl is Managing Director of a NZ based Human Factors Consultancy, HFEx Ltd. With 20 years experience of working in psychology and human factors, Karl will take us on a journey into what Systems Thinking is all about. Karl has used systems thinking techniques for various activities such as managing and administering medication, naval operations, deep trenching, prison services, firearms safety, SCADA systems, accident investigations, rail safety, freight terminal operations, and maritime safety. He is NZ Certified, HASANZ Registered, and a Fellow Member and Chartered Professional in the UK.

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    • 2022-08-25
    • 2022-09-22
    • 2 sessions
    • Online via Zoom

    Join us for a two-part webinar with Ben Vos, MEngNZ, NZSSE, ex-Fokker design engineer (e.g. NH90), ex-Design Delegation Holder of CAANZ and Design Control of a Part 146 Design Organisation.

    Part One: Thursday 25 August, 12–1pm
    Part Two: Thursday 22 September, 12–1.30pm

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    Part I: “Code of Practise” for safety in aircraft.
    This is an introduction and will take up to one hour.
    Learning outcomes, providing information on:

    • New Zealand has developed and manufactured aircraft in the past and will continue to do so in the future.
    • Most of the work engineers do are alterations and bespoke repairs on aircraft, with an emphasis on General Aviation.
    • New Zealand is bound by conventions and annexes from the International Civil Aviation Organisation.
    • Civil Aviation Authority is the NZ crown entity, regulator and authority who approve designs, certify design firms (Rule Part 146 certificated Design Organisations) and license hands-on men/women (i.e., pilots and maintenance personnel); they also do their surveillance and audits.
    • Design firms employ engineers, sign Statements of Compliance and ultimately achieve the position of Design Delegation Holders (DDH) by CAANZ.
    • DDH persons are decision makers of CAA, judging – and signing - a design to be airworthy, albeit within strict limitations.
    • There are tight systems in place for ensuring Continued Airworthiness of aircraft leading to Airworthiness Directives.
    • The Transport Accident Investigation Committee (TAIC) gets involved investigating in case of accidents with casualties and does not apportion blame or liabilities to those found responsible.
    • Independent regulatory peer review is limited to major modifications, all design data is checked in-house.
    • The role of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) being a professional body for engineers in the aviation space.


    Part II: Design Codes, Standards and Best Practice For Aircraft Design
    This has more technical content, and will potentially take up to 1 1/2 hour.
    Learning outcomes, providing information on:

    • A brief outline of key Civil Aviation Rules issued by CAA for design engineers Parts 12, 21, 26, 146 and 91.
    • An overview of the aircraft’s “design code”: the compulsory FAA FAR rules, Parts 23, 25, 27 and 29 and their amendments.
    • Advisory Circulars: formal non-compulsory information on rule interpretation, an “acceptable means of compliance to the rules” and policy information from the authority.
    • What common “Standards” are used.
    • NZ-specific “Additional airworthiness requirements”: CAA CAR Part 26.
    • The Technical Standard Order (TSO) system for aviation grade components, equipment and appliances.
    • Criteria for the classification of major design changes (“Schedule One”)
    • The “Change Product Rule” establishing reasonably practicable for aviation design as industry standard.
    • My comments on MBIE’s proposal of compulsory registration for engineers in aviation.
    • Suggestions for bridging gaps between aviation design and Engineering New Zealand.


    • 2022-09-07
    • 12:30 - 13:30
    • Online via Zoom

    Join the New Zealand Society for Safety Engineering and Sarah Fortune for an open discussion on 'design for safety as an approach to suicide prevention in Aotearoa New Zealand'. Suicide is a complex phenomenon which occurs due to the convergence of psychological, social and cultural risk factors combined with experiences of trauma and loss.

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    There have been some encouraging signs of a reduction in lives lost to suicide in the past two years, after a decade of relatively static rates.  However, evidence-based interventions are required to build on this momentum and there are a range of design and engineering interventions which are likely to save lives. This presentation will present the most recent evidence on these approaches to suicide prevention and get participants thinking about how this knowledge can be used in their current and future projects.  

    About the speaker:
    Dr Sarah Fortune is a clinical psychologist and academic, with a long-term interest in innovative approaches to suicide prevention.  Sarah has research interests in multi-level approaches to suicide prevention ranging from reducing access to certain methods of suicide through to developing and testing psychological interventions to support those struggling with suicidal distress.  Sarah is chairperson of the Suicide Mortality Review Committee and has published widely.  Sarah has worked clinically in a range of settings including outpatient and inpatient mental health services, general medical hospitals and in private practice.  Sarah the is Director of Population Mental Health at the University of Auckland.  

Past events

2022-07-13 The role of human factors/ergonomics in health and safety in New Zealand
2022-06-16 Managing On-Orbit Safety Risk
2022-06-02 Local Exhaust Ventilation Control Failures
2022-05-27 Working as an Expert Witness
2022-05-17 A day in the life of a fire safety engineer
2022-04-04 NZSSE Quiz Night
2022-03-16 Modular hydraulic safety function block
2022-02-22 NZSSE AGM 2022
2021-10-18 Design for the Safety of People and the Climate
2021-09-30 Modification of a Safety Related Control System - What went Wrong
2021-08-24 A Series of Unfortunate Events: Learning from the Saddle Hill Fire
2021-06-15 WorkSafe - who they are & what they do
2021-06-15 CRL - SO FAR AS IS REASONABLY PRACTICABLE
2021-05-27 INTRODUCTION TO THE HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK ACT
2021-05-06 LUNCH AND LEARN - MACHINE SAFETY - CASE STUDY
2021-04-15 LESSONS TO BE LEARNT 4
2021-01-27 Influence by Design
2020-11-10 Seminar: A systematic method for developing bowtie and risk assessment
2020-10-07 WORKSAFE Duty Holder Reviews
2020-08-21 Yak vs. Cherry picker: A case study of human factors in accident causation
2020-05-14 Engineering New Zealand (Auckland Branch) and NZSSE - Combined Event - Working at Height
2019-10-17 NZSSE/EngNZ Nelson-Marlborough Branch Combined Event - Safety by Design presentation by Joe Bain
2019-09-25 NZSSE/EngNZ Auckland Branch Combined Event - Safety by Design Spectrum
2019-08-14 Whanganui Branch discussion evening
2019-08-01 MACHINERY SAFETY - DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION
2019-07-25 MACHINERY SAFETY - DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION
2019-07-11 MACHINERY SAFETY - DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION
2019-07-03 MACHINERY SAFETY - DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION
2019-06-19 Systems engineering failure with the Boeing 737 Max
2019-05-30 NZSSE/WORKSAFE Event (Wellington & Online)
2019-02-21 NZSSE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
2018-08-29 “Meet WorkSafe NZ”
2018-07-25 Machine Safety – Potential impacts of recent machine safety related H&S prosecutions and Functional Safety considerations.
2018-07-19 Is Swiss Cheese Past Its Use-By Date?
2018-06-14 NZSSE COMMITTEE MEETING

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