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Win a $20 Cafe Voucher with Assura

Kia ora kotuou

This week is your last week to enter a Safe Practice Safety Observation into Assura! Assura is the NEW health and safety reporting system.

Every Safe Practice report lodged until end of day Friday 19 November is an entry into the draw to win one of ten $20 cafe vouchers, which can be redeemed at any UCSA cafe on campus.

What is Safe Practice? Safe Practice is behaviour that prevents harm to life or health, and we want you to tell us about it. Tell us when a colleague took proactive action to keep someone safe and well.

Click here to enter.

Health, Safety and Wellbeing Award Nominations OPEN

Do you know hardworking people who make a difference?
Put them or yourself forward for an award!
Source: Athitat Shinagowin / iStock / Getty

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.

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 health-safety@canterbury.ac.nz

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.