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Upcoming events

    • 2022-05-27
    • 12:00 - 13:00
    • Online via Zoom
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    From time to time, engineers are asked to act as expert witnesses for investigations or prosecutions under the Health and Safety at Work Act (either for regulators or for defence counsel). This type of work can be very interesting and rewarding for the engineer involved, but can also be very challenging. It is important for engineers carrying out this type of work to understand their obligations, the nature of their role in the investigation and/or prosecution process, and the risks that expert witness work can carry.

    This webinar is presented by Joe Bain (CPEng, current chair of the NZSSE) and Jack Mains (FEngNZ, CPEng, executive officer of the RSE Technical Group). Both Joe and Jack are regularly engaged as expert witnesses in HSWA investigations, mostly by regulators but also occasionally on behalf of defence counsel. The webinar provides a brief introduction to the role of the expert witness (specifically in the context of HSWA), the responsibilities and duties of engineers serving as expert witnesses, and some of the challenges that engineers taking on this type of work should be prepared for.

    Joe and Jack will draw on their experience as expert witnesses to provide this introduction, and to share some of the lessons they have learned along the way.


    • 2022-06-02
    • 12:00 - 13:00
    • Online

    Join us and Engineering New Zealand, together with Health and Safety Association of New Zealand, for Lessons to be learnt 5 | Local Exhaust Ventilation Control Failures
    Local exhaust ventilation (LEV) is an engineering system frequently used in workplaces to protect employees from exposure to substances hazardous to health.  Here we will discuss the reasons why so many LEV systems actually fail to protect workers from being exposed and the potential costs to the workers.

    About the speaker: 
    Derek Miller is a Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH™) based in Auckland. He is a Fellow of the New Zaland Occupational Hygiene Society (NZOHS), a past member of the Governance Group HASANZ and a founder of FAMANZ.  He is currently a Board member of the Asian Network of Occupational Hygienists (ANOH) and the International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA).  He believes that professionals need to better understand each other and share knowledge to help protect workers.

Past events

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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