Building Future Health and Safety Leaders

15 Oct 2018

Site Safe is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the Site Safe scholarships. Sixteen future safety leaders, including five Maori and Pasifika candidates, and five Women in Construction candidates, will now embark on the journey to complete Site Safe’s most advanced health and safety qualification, the New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice (Level 3).

Site Safe Chief Executive Brett Murray said it was exciting to be able to provide the recipients with this unique opportunity to develop their health and safety knowledge. “Investing in people is something we really believe in at Site Safe. These scholarships will give sixteen people the chance to expand their learning and gain an NZQA-recognised national certificate. These are real-life skills which will not only extend their individual career opportunities but enrich the industry as a whole.”

The calibre of applicants was very high this year, Mr Murray said. "The applicants were all really strong and well supported by their employers. It’s great to see the industry backing their people and recognising the value of health and safety training.”

Dominion Constructors’ South Island Construction Director, Grant Thomas, said the company was proud to be Site Safe’s scholarship partner. “Professional development and health and safety are two things that are really important to us at Dominion, so it’s great to be able to help support this initiative, which allows people not only to build their skills, but to pass on that vital health and safety knowledge to their workplaces.”

All scholarship recipients receive complimentary training towards the Health and Safety in Construction programme which leads to the award of the NZ Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice Level 3, a dedicated Site Safe mentor to support them in their studies, and a complimentary ticket to Site Safe’s annual gala event upon graduation.

Scholarship recipients for 2018:




Michael Sedden


Maiden Construction Ltd

Jessica Drummond


Miyamoto Internation NZ Ltd

Jason Dunn


BCD Civil Carpentry

Linsey Whitchurch-Kopa


Rilean Construction Ltd

Allan Buckingham


Cube Contracting

Rebecca Moss


Clyne & Bennie Ltd

David (Veli) Lolohea


Commercial Concrete Placing Ltd

Heamasi Vaioleti


Sole Trader

Aimee Muir

Under 25s

Catalyst Consulting Ltd

Anna Winter

Under 25s


Maria Plopa

Under 25s

Aspec Construction

Bridgette Broad

Women in Construction

Cooney Construction Ltd

Andrea Martin

Women in Construction

Faulkner Construction

Vanessa Lalich

Women in Construction

Kelvin Lalich Builders Ltd

Bronwyn McNulty

Women in Construction

Constructa Ltd

Amanda Mariani

Women in Construction

Global Linings Ltd