WorkSafe and the Security Industry – Safer Together – webinar 29 October









Tony Hetherington, the Acting Chief Operating Officer for WorkSafe, will provide our members with an update on how WorkSafe are working with all sectors to revise their approach and consider ‘work’ as opposed to just health and safety; to seeing people as the solution rather than the problem. Tony will address issues raised by the NZSA about how members and their teams can handle conflict and aggression, dealing with excessive work hours, the provision of PPE and compliance with health and safety regulations.

Tony Hetherington is an experienced regulator. He joined WorkSafe as Head of High Hazards, Energy and Public Safety in August 2018 after 30 years with GB’s Health and Safety Executive. For the last 10 months Tony has been WorkSafe’s Acting Chief Operations Officer. Tony will soon return to his original role when WorkSafe’s new General Manager Operations, Pelin Fantham, takes up her new role.

Attendees will be able to ask Tony their questions during the webinar.

Join zoom meeting:

Meeting ID: 872 2694 6201
Passcode:   693771

From the NZSA team.

NZSA Security Update – face masks, annual returns & request for volunteer

Face masks available
The NZSA has face masks from the Ministry of Health government stocks. These masks are Ministry of Health approved for essential services. The masks are available to order in boxes of 50. The price of one box is $50 + gst plus the cost of delivery to your premises. If you would like to place an order can you please email us at [email protected] with your requirements.

Filing of Annual Returns
Companies who hold a security licence are required under the Act to submit an Annual Return each year before the date on which the licence was issued. As part of this process licence holders are advised to file the return along with a cheque if a payment is required.

We appreciate that cheques are not in common usage and are being withdrawn by the banks and we have raised this with the PSPLA.

For those companies who do not have access to cheques, the PSPLA advise that the following options may be followed:

  1. By credit card (payment form can be requested from the PSPLA) this is the preferred option and will be processed within one to two days.
  2. Money transfer to Ministry of Justice account, however transaction details including current licence number, company number and date of transaction must be forwarded to the PSPLA for tracking by the finance team. This may take three to five days to confirm.

We will lobby the PSPLA for the implementation of electronic payment options going forward.

Request for Volunteer
Kai for the Community is a voluntary not for profit organisation providing meals for the vulnerable. As part of their operations they require a security presence for approximately two hours every Sunday at the Oxford Terrace Baptist Church in Christchurch where they cater for between 50 to 80 diners.

This position is voluntary however it involves working with a great team of community volunteers and hot drinks and a meal are provided.

If any of our Christchurch based security providers have staff who may be interested in volunteering their time can they please ask them to contact April Ritchie on 028 420 0584 or [email protected]. For more information about Kai for the Community please see their website.

Keep safe.

From the NZSA team.