Category Archives: Health and Safety

Health, Safety and Wellbeing Award Nominations OPEN

Do you know hardworking people who make a difference?
Put them or yourself forward for an award!
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Award Categories

  1. For the Recognition Award, we want to hear about exceptional initiatives completed which contributed to the health, safety and wellbeing in their workplace or wider community.
  2. For the Initiative Award, we’re looking for applications from colleagues who are developing exceptional initiatives and need financial assistance to see it come to fruition.

Ultimately, if you’ve inspired engagement in health, safety, and wellbeing, and made a positive impact in your service unit or department, we want to make sure you are recognised for it!

Applying or nominating

Get your thinking caps on because you can make a submission yourself, as part of a group or unit, or nominate a fellow worker, or group of workers.

Applications for the above awards are open to UC staff from Monday 30 August 2021 until Friday 1 October 2021.

Free wellbeing webinar today (Thursday) at 1pm

With all the planning in the world, a Covid-19 outbreak can still trigger feelings of anxiety, stress, frustration, fatigue, and even anger.

You may be experiencing these feelings yourself. Your people leaders may be feeling this way, and so may your wider team. And that’s okay.

Join us for a webinar tomorrow at 1 PM, where Sir John Kirwan and Dr Fiona Crichton will be hosting The return to Level 4 lockdown – reaction & coping strategies

This session will help offer some ideas on what we can do to care for ourselves and those around us, plus what tools and content within the Mentemia app can be used to put ideas into action.

This is a great session to share with your people to support them during this Level 4 lockdown and build awareness of the Mentemia app in your organisation.

We understand the quick turnaround of this webinar may mean that you cannot attend, so we will ensure that all registered attendees are sent a recording after the event.

Don’t miss out – register now!

To further help you and your team, we’ve rounded up our best resources developed to help people cope with the challenges of Covid-19.

This includes:

Health and Safety Representatives – Nominations open 16 Aug

Kia ora koutou

We have an exciting opportunity opening up for YOU to contribute to the health and safety of your colleagues. 

  • Do you want to understand more about Health and Safety legal requirements?
  • Are you keen to promote the successful management of Health and Safety issues in good faith?

We are seeking nominations for the position of Health and Safety Representative (job description here) in the following departments/areas:

Committee GroupDepartment/ServiceVacancies
College of ArtsHumanities & Creative Arts (Admin)1
College of ArtsCollege Office1
College of Education, Health & Human DevelopmentSports & Physical Education1
College of EngineeringForestry1
College of EngineeringChemical & Process Engineering1
College of EngineeringCivil & Natural Resources 1
College of EngineeringCivil & Natural Resources 1
College of EngineeringCollege Office1
College of EngineeringProduct Design1
College of ScienceCollege Office1
College of ScienceGeological 1
College of ScienceGeography1
College of ScienceBiological1
Service 1Financial Services1
Service 1ITS1
Service 1DVCO Research & Innovation1
Service 1AVC Maori1
Student LifeHealth Centre1

Nominations are open from 9am on 16 August 2021 until 5pm on 25 August 2021. 

To nominate, click here, fill out the form and email it to

Nomination Form

Got questions?

If you wish to discuss the role or have questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Health & Safety team, your union representative, or a current H&S Representative.

Works on Ilam Road Between University Drive and Riccarton Road, and Kirkwood Avenue Intersection.

City Council  information

From Tuesday 8 June for approximately 6 weeks, Ilam Road will be one way southbound from University Drive to Riccarton Road.  This is so the Council can start constructing the new cycleway on both sides of Ilam road.  The current one way system will be extended from Rudleigh Avenue, nort to University Drive.  We know this work is disruptive so we appreciate your patience and understanding.

From Tuesday 8 June, for approximately 2 weeks, Kirkwood Avenue at the Ilam road intersection will be closed.