Tag Archives: Health & Safety

Construction work near Health Centre/UCSA site

Construction work on a new sub-station is under way near the Health Centre/UCSA site. The sub-station will service buildings in the area.

Temporary fencing is in place around the work site. Two car parks will be unavailable during the work to allow construction vehicle access.

Please follow any detours and signage in place around the work area. Take care when travelling through the area and look out for others.

Kia mataara. Think first.

VC General Staff and Health & Safety Award Recipients

A great time was had by all last Friday 25 August celebrating the recipients of the VC General Staff and Health & Safety Awards! A massive congratulations to everyone who won and thanks to everyone who came to support their efforts.

Find more information on what the awards were for here.

Recipients of the VC General Staff Award

  • Ashalyna Noa
  • Damian Cairns
  • Leonie Partridge
  • Nigel Harris
  • Pauline Luafutu-Simpson
  • Stuart Broughton

Recipients of the Health and Safety Awards

  • Catherine Sellin
  • Julian Farmer
  • Kirsten Carey
  • Student Services and Communications Engagement Group
  • Will Shannon

Well done to everyone!

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Are you parking your bike outside the Engineering Core?

bikesDuring this year there has been a steadily growing numbers of bikes locked to the fences, railings, trees and signposts around the southern entrance to the Core.

This has now become a health and safety issue which will increase further when the hoardings are installed around the von Haast building. Clear egress routes out of buildings are critical.

Some bike stands have been installed opposite the southern entrance this week and additional stands will be installed adjacent to the Electrical Link Tower when it is completed at the end of September.

Please note that as from Monday 21 August 2017, any bikes in this area that are not in legitimate bike stands will be removed by Security.

Signage will be in place to remind everyone and this will include the location of the nearest alternative bike stands.

Thank you for your cooperation with this.


The 2017 round of the University of Canterbury Health, Safety & Wellbeing Award is now closed.

Applications are also now closed for the 2017 round of the Vice-Chancellor General Staff Development Awards. Visit the Vice-Chancellor General Staff Development Awards webpage for full details and the application form.

Applications for both awards closed on Friday 28 July 2017.

For further information, please contact: learningdevelopment@canterbury.ac.nz

Workshop on Mental Health in the Workplace

The Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce (CECC) is running an ‘Understanding and Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace’ workshop as follows.

Given that nearly 50 percent of New Zealanders will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime, with depression projected to overcome heart disease as the biggest global health burden by 2020, there is a fundamental need for workplaces to understand and support mental health.

Shaun Robinson, CEO of the Mental Health Foundation New Zealand will present on:

  • The current state of mental health in Aotearoa New Zealand workplaces – prevalence, impact and presentation
  • The role of the workplace in fostering a mentally-healthy environment
  • Where to start – and what workplaces can do as initiatives, practical tools, strategies and support for staff

Date: Monday 31 July

Time: 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Venue: The Chamber, 57 Kilmore Street

Member’s Cost: $20 koha (donation) to the Mental Health Foundation

Given UC’s ongoing commitment to Health, Safety and Wellbeing, we encourage any staff member to attend. UC has a membership with Canterbury Employer’s Chamber of Commerce and details about our membership number and password can be accessed here; https://intranet.canterbury.ac.nz/ld/dev_plan/cecc/index_cecc.shtml