NZSA Electronic Security Training – Access Control “Good Practice” Workshop

Learn the good practice approach to installations through to IQP inspections

The NZSA have collaborated with Rosemary Killip of Building Networks NZ, and Lincoln Potter, independent security consultant, to bring to you a 3.5 hour workshop that provides a great opportunity for industry participants to learn about, and update their knowledge, on the requirements for compliance documents and what constitutes “good practice” under the industry Standards and NZSA Code of Practice.

Our presenters are subject matter experts and will deliver an interactive and hands-on learning session where attendees will see, and be able to comment on, what constitutes good practice versus poor practice.

Who should attend?

The workshop will be ideally suited to:
Access Control IQPs
Security Technicians
Supervisors

Also welcome to attend:
NZCiES Level 3 Candidates
Entry-level Technicians
Apprentice Technicians

Agenda:
Conflicts of security and egress
Customer needs versus compliance requirements
Design and installation
Servicing and maintenance
Q&A
Actions and takeaways

To register please visit the NZSA website.

The NZSA team.

NZSA security update – changes to PSPLA application process

Please see below notice from the Private Security Personnel Licencing Authority Service (PSPLA) regarding changes to the application process.
Subject: Upcoming changes to PSPLA application process.

Background context: The PSPLA process improvement project is about to go live with a number of changes to the PSPLA application process. This communications notice is to inform relevant external end users of these changes.

What: Starting Friday 3 June:

  1. PSPLA customers will be required to upload a scan of their ID used in the application for the purpose of a photo ID comparison check. A new function will be added to the application form that allows customers to upload a photo of their ID (e.g. passports, driver’s license).
  2. PSPLA staff will carry out a photo ID comparison check between the Permit Photo and uploaded ID photo. This task was previously carried out by NZ Post staff in the old ‘pick up’ process.

    The online application form will be unavailable on Thursday 2 June to implement updates. This will occur in the evening, between 9pm-11pm.

Action: Take note in the change of service.

Coming later: This is the final release in the PSPLA process improvement project. Thank you for your support during these changes.

Questions: Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions regarding these changes.
The NZSA team.

NZSA security update – OSPAs, Chorus Update, Literacy and Numeracy Modules

Congratulations to the 2022 OSPA winners

The inaugural OSPA (Outstanding Security Performance Awards) event was held last Friday evening at the Aotea Centre with 140 attendees.

We are very pleased to announce the following winners and whilst coincidental, note that all are NZSA members:

Outstanding In-house Security Manager/Director
Brent Mirfin, Evotek Technologies

Outstanding Contract Security Manager/Director
Pete Mason, Optic Security Group

Outstanding Contract Security Company (Guarding)
FIRST Security Guard Services

Outstanding Security Consultant
Lincoln Potter

Outstanding New Security Product
My Vaccine Pass, Gallagher

Outstanding Security Partnership
Evotek Technologies and Visual Networks

Outstanding Security Officer
Sione Tusini-Rex, Platform 4 Group

Outstanding Female Security Professional
Trish Thompson, Gallagher

Outstanding Young Security Professional
Stella Donachie, Red Badge Group

Lifetime Achievement
Nicholas Dynon

We also remind our members that the annual New Zealand Security Awards event, hosted by the NZSA, will be held this year on the evening of Friday 16 September at the Hilton on Auckland’s waterfront.

This years event will also coincide with the 50th anniversary of the NZSA so we have a couple of special surprises lined-up.

The New Zealand Security Awards cover 19 categories with a strong focus on our frontline staff, are open to all industry, and nominations will open on Monday 1 August (watch for more information in coming weeks).

Chorus update re copper withdrawal

How we use internet has changed considerably in the last few years. Working and learning from home, video calling and streaming mean that data consumption is rising exponentially. For many, fibre is how we use internet now and by the end of this year it will be available to 87% of the country.

As the network provider, Chorus is encouraging New Zealanders to migrate of the traditional copper platform to an alternative technology. Trials began in 2021 and have progressively scaled up. During this year, copper withdrawal notices will be sent to approximately 10,000 users across about 600 cabinet areas – this represents just 1.5% of the current total copper base so there will still be in the vicinity of 650,000 copper customers by the end of this year.

Only hand-picked addresses that make sense for Chorus to withdraw as a priority will be in-scope for the trial. This is not a mass switch-off of the copper network, it is a programme that will operate at a local level to encourage customers to move from copper to appropriate alternative technologies. Only users who receive a notice from Chorus will be impacted by the withdrawal process.

For security providers, Chorus have provided Service Provider site access through the links below which will provide access to the Copper Withdrawal updates at any time.

https://sp.chorus.co.nz/inflight-projects/copper-withdrawal
https://sp.chorus.co.nz/updates

The NZSA also reminds our members that communications with customers on this issue must be mindful that this remains a trial and with only a small number of connections immediately impacted. It is incorrect to infer that all copper will be withdrawn in the immediate future or to advise customers not immediately impacted that they must change to an alternate technology at this time.

Leadership Development – Literacy and Numeracy Modules

We are pleased to advise that the Literacy and Numeracy modules can now be accessed by those without their own LMS (Learning Management System). Please visit the NZSA website to request access to the files.

The final three modules are also going through the final approval process and will be accessible within the next few weeks via the same site.

The final three modules cover:

  • Working Shift-work
  • Behavioural Awareness and Self Awareness
  • Identifying Learner Training Needs

The NZSA team.

NZSA security update – changes to PSPLA application process

Subject: Upcoming changes to Private Security Personnel Licencing Authority Service (PSPLA) application process.

Background context: Over the last 6-months, a number of significant changes have been made to the PSPLA service. Changes made so far include directly mailing badges to customers, and emailing certificates digitally. In the previous system, customers were required to undergo a ‘ID photo identification’ check when collecting their pack from NZ Post. This ID check is an important part of the PSPLA process to ensure customer identities are confirmed, and ‘permit photos’ share a likeness with the customer’s formal ID.

What is happening:

  1. In November 2021, NZ Post stopped performing ‘ID photo identification’ checks. Instead, the ‘ID photo identification’ check will be carried out by the PSPLA Tribunal during the application process. This process will begin in early June 2022.
  2. PSPLA customers will be required to upload an image or scan of the valid ID used in their application, e.g., a Drivers Licence, Passport (see image attached). This process will begin in early June 2022.

Action: Take note in the change of service.

Coming later: More details will be provided regarding this process change closer to the time of release.

Questions: Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions regarding these changes.

The NZSA team.

NZSA Newsletter – May 2022

CEO’s REPORT

Welcome to our May 2022 newsletter.

It has been a very busy couple of the months for the association. We completed our annual membership renewal and are very pleased to advise that despite difficult economic conditions, our membership has continued to grow and in fact we have seen a 70% increase over the last six years.

Hopefully this, plus the high proportion of members who have confirmed their renewal via prompt payment, provide evidence of value in membership. We certainly appreciate the support of our members and will continue to strive to deliver services commensurate with member needs and expectations.

Last month we also launched the initial Literacy and Numeracy Modules that we are making available to industry use on a no cost basis. The launch covers the first five modules with the remaining three to be added over coming months.

The modules have been designed to support those who have supervisory or managerial responsibility for security staff and recognise that some 20% to 25% of workers in our industry are impacted to some degree by literacy and numeracy challenges.

The initial modules cover:

  • Leaders Introduction Module
  • Effective Communications
  • Time Management
  • Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Customer Service and Professionalism

Those that are currently in development are:

  • Working Shift Work
  • Behavioural Awareness and Self Awareness
  • Identifying Learner and Training Needs

The modules have been designed so that members can download them onto their own internal LMS (Learning Management System). We do appreciate that some companies do not utilise a LMS and we are currently making alternative arrangements so that they can access via the NZSA platform – we will have an update on this within the next week or two.

 

Fair Pay Agreements

The Bill to introduce FPA’s (Fair Payment Agreements) has progressed through its first reading and is now in the Select Committee process, with submissions closing on 19 May. It is safe to assume that the legislation will be passed by government however even when Royal Assent is granted, the timelines for the process mean that it is likely that the actual bargaining process for those industry sectors first involved will not commence until late this year or more likely, early next year.

Whilst it is up to unions to initiate the bargaining process, it seems very likely that the security guarding sector will be one of the first to be initiated and that the NZSA will be the nominated party representing/coordinating employers given our position as the Peak Body representing security providers.

Our HR Advisory Partner, Success Group, have provided a detailed overview of FPA’s later within this newsletter that can be downloaded and the NZSA will ensure that we maintain regular communications and updates for our members, particularly those with staff who will be covered by an FPA.

 

New Zealand OSPA’s (Outstanding Security Performance Awards)

The OSPA’s are an international awards programme that celebrates excellence in various security categories.

The NZSA is proud to support the OSPA’s (including sitting on the judging panel) and views the programme as supporting, rather than competing with the New Zealand Security Awards event, hosted by the NZSA and to be held at the Hilton Auckland on 19 September this year (refer later in the newsletter).

Our congratulations to the following OSPA finalists:

Outstanding In-house Security Manager/Director

  • Rehan du Toit, Auckland University of Technology
  • Dean Kidd, Auckland Unlimited
  • Brent Mirfin, Evotek Technologies

Outstanding Contract Security Manager/Director

  • Gareth Bacon,First Security Guarding Services
  • Nathan Cray, Global Security Solutions
  • Stu Leith, Platform 4 Group
  • Pete Mason, Optic Security Group
  • Dion Neill,Protective Services (acquired by Platform 4 Group)
  • James Ngatai-Blyth, First Contact

Outstanding Contract Security Company (Guarding)

  • First Contact
  • First Security Guarding Services
  • Platform 4 Group
  • SLS Security

Outstanding Security Consultant

  • Lee Ashton, Optic Security Group
  • Nick Gibbs, First Security Guarding Services
  • Jo Lloyd, Straif Security Specialists
  • Dion Neill
  • Lincoln Potter
  • Ashley Quensell, Platform 4 Group

Outstanding New Security Product

  • Welfare First, First Security Guarding Services
  • My Vaccine Pass Integration, Gallagher

Outstanding Security Partnership

  • Evotek Technplogies and Visual Networks
  • Focus Digital Security Solutions and NZ Police
  • The Precinct Security Model created by Alan Young

Outstanding Security Officer

  • Jodi Lomax, Bank of New Zealand
  • Sione Tusini-Rex, Platform 4 Group

Outstanding Female Security Professional

  • Tracey Gattsche, Optic Security Group
  • Zoe Grant, First Contact
  • Jill Priest, First Security Guarding Services
  • Raviana Ram, Matrix Security Group
  • Sherilyn Tasker, Gallagher
  • Trish Thompson, Gallagher
  • Karen Timpson, Bank of New Zealand
  • Jennie Vickers, Zeopard Law and Consultant to Fortinet

Outstanding Young Security Professional

  • Stella Donachie, Red Badge Group
  • Pascale Howell, Gallagher
  • Soul Lauvi-Johnson, Optic Security Group
  • Kyle Nu’uali’itia, Evotek Technologies Ltd

Winners will be announced at a gala dinner taking place at Aotea Centre on 27 May.

 

MBIE Evaluation – BQT Solutions Cobalt Locks   

In March 2021 MBIE launched an investigation in relation to concerns raised about the Cobalt lock range manufactured by BQT Solutions.

MBIE have advised that based on their evaluation, the complaint will be closed and that they do not a consider a ban of the product is warranted at this time. They will however continue to monitor this matter for a period and will update the market with and developments as required.

BQT fully supports this decision and to further support MBIE, requests that any customers who have Cobalt locks installed carry out a fail-safe operational test on the lock within the next 3 months. To do this, they recommend testing the normal locking operation first, then carrying out an emergency door release (EDR) test. If the lock fails this test, or fails to unlock at any stage, customers should contact their distributor or BQT directly on 09 441 7640 for assistance.

As always, we welcome all comments and feedback on NZSA or industry issues and activity.

Keep safe and well.

Kind regards,
Gary Morrison
CEO

Fair Pay Agreements

The Success Group, our NZSA HR Advisory partner, have provided a document with information about Fair Pay Agreements, who is affected and how the process works.

Please download the Fair Pay Agreements.

New Zealand Security Awards 2022

Save the date!

We are pleased to announce that this year’s annual New Zealand Security Awards will be held on Friday 16 September 2022 at the Hilton, one of Auckland’s iconic and premier function venues.

As it is the 50th anniversary of the NZSA we would love to showcase some security memorabilia at the awards event. If you have anything that might be of interest from 1972 onwards please contact n[email protected].

 

International Security Officers’ Day 24/7

International Security Officers’ Day, celebrated on 24 July, is an opportunity to say thank you to Security Officers for keeping us safe 24/7. The NZSA are seeking interest in producing a badge, as pictured, for security companies to give to their staff. We have a minimum order for the production run and will only go ahead if we reach this threshold.

The cost is $100 + GST plus postage for a minimum order of 50 badges. If you are interested please email [email protected] with the number of badges you would like to order.

 

Keeping your team up to date

Like many organisations we are constantly looking for ways to ensure we can communicate effectively with our members and their teams. The best way to stay up to date on NZSA and industry news is via our newsletter. The more people from each company who receive our newsletter, the higher the chance of updates being communicated within the industry.

With this in mind, we welcome you to send us any company contacts who would like to receive our newsletter and we will add them to our distribution list.

Please email any contacts to [email protected].

 

NZSA member referral – strength in numbers

NZSA’s membership has grown strongly over the past year and each new member not only strengthens the Association and the security community, it also enables us to provide you with more benefits and services and a greater voice for the industry. So help grow your community and strengthen your Association by referring a prospective new member.

To refer a prospective member please email details to [email protected]. For details on member benefits please see the NZSA website.

 

Face masks available

The NZSA has obtained from the Ministry of Health face masks from government stocks. These masks are Ministry of Health approved for essential services. The masks are available to order in boxes of 50 and the cost is $37.50 + gst per box ($0.75 per unit) for members and $50 + gst per box for non-members.

If you would like to place an order can you please email us at [email protected] with your requirements.

 

Member Benefits

 

Building Networks Compliance Guidance

Building Networks are the leading authority on building compliance and they are offering a 20% discount for members: Building Networks website.

For industry news, updates, tips and opinions from the frontline, sign up to the Building Networks newsletter or visit their YouTube channel.

 

First Aid and Refresher Training

Life Care Consultants have extensive experience with first aid training in the security industry and are offering NZSA members a 10% discount on all first aid and refresher training.

For further information please email Russell Taylor [email protected].

 

Mobilcard

NZSA have an agreement with Mobilcard offering members fuel discounts

Key Benefits:

  • Up to 16 cents per litre (including GST) discount off the pump price for all diesel and petrol purchased at a discounted Mobilcard acceptor sites. Minimum discount of 12 cents per litre (including GST).
  • Available at 330+ sites nationwide. View www.mobilfuelfinder.co.nz to find an acceptor site near you.
  • No card or transaction fees.
  • No need to manage receipts for tax purposes, all managed under one account.
  • Costs can be tracked easily with one monthly invoice. You can also have online access to multiple reports including the fuel consumed by individual vehicles.
  • PIN number and purchase restrictions for added security.
  • You must be a member of the NZSA to qualify for this offer.

A vehicle consuming 100 litres per week using a discount of up to 6 cents per litre = $6 discount per week.

A vehicle consuming 100 litres per week using the NZSA MOBILCARD discount of up to 16cents per litre = $16 discount per week

For a company fleet of 20 vehicles that’s potentially an annual saving of over $10,000 per annum.

The discount level is dependent on volume of fuel used per annum.

For further information please email [email protected].

 

simPRO

simPRO is a leading operations management solution for service, maintenance and project contractors. Connect the office to the field, delivery exceptional customer service and gain invaluable insights with automated processes, streamlined workflows and in-depth business reporting.

NZSA members are eligible to receive a 20% discount on initial implementation costs of simPRO and for the month of November two months free!

For further information visit the simPRO website.

 

NZSA Speak Up Line

The NZSA Speak Up Line is free to members and provides access to a confidential service where staff can report issues such as bullying, sexual harassment, poor employment conditions, illegal practices such as theft or drug dealing and other matters of concern that may be occurring in the workplace and not being reported.

Phone                 0800 775 775

Online reports     www.integrityline-nz.org/nzsa

The NZSA will provide posters, business-sized card to go into wallets, stickers and introductory letters for your staff. They are designed for members to include their own corporate branding prior to distribution.

The service is particularly valuable where employees may be reluctant to speak up or report matters due to fears that by doing so it may affect their employment or risk further victimisation.

It is also important to note that such services meet government procurement requirements around providing a voice for staff.

This service is provided by Crimestoppers who obviously have considerable experience in handling sensitive calls in a confidential manner. They log the calls or online reports and forward to the NZSA for further investigation if required. The staff member can remain anonymous if they wish to do so.

Register for the NZSA Speak Up Line by emailing [email protected]. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

NZSA HR Advisory Service

NZSA is partnered with Sucess HR to provide access to free HR advice as well as templated key documents and policies.

This is a fantastic offering for our members and their management staff, in particular those smaller companies who do not have access to in-house or contracted HR expertise. Please share this with your line managers, supervisors and staff who may have a need for this great HR service.

Services and documents available include:

  • HR advice and guidance
  • Employment Agreements:

permanent, fixed term, casual

  • Position Descriptions
  • Policy Documents
  • Updates on legislation and

best practice

For members requiring NZSA HR Advisory services please contact:

[email protected] or 021 918 331

 

Membership

We welcome the following new Corporate Members:

Ross Galt Lock & Alarm Ltd

 

Vertex Security Solutions Ltd

 

and the following new Corporate Partner Members:

Begg Security Group Central Otago Ltd

 

Begg Security Group Ltd

 

 

Eastern Bays Mobile Locksmiths

 

LSC NZ Limited

 

and the following new Associate Company Member:

POP Training Co. Ltd

 

and the following new Associate Individual Member:

Desai Link

 

 

Events

NZSA CEO regional visit programme

The regional visit programme was introduced four years ago as a way to ensure our members and non-members had the opportunity to meet with the CEO on a regular basis, to keep up with industry developments and to provide feedback on pertinent issues. The regional visits originally comprised breakfast or After 5 collective meetings but have evolved to the current one-on-one meetings at the member, or non-members, place of business. If you would like to meet with Gary please contact him on 021 122 9606 or [email protected].

12-13 May    – Christchurch

8-9 June       – Whangarei and Northland

14-15 July     – Hamilton and Tauranga

 

Conflict Management – Train the Trainer and Refresher Training

As the industry peak body, the NZSA has appointed Bespoke Security and Hard Target to deliver the Conflict Management Train the Trainer and Refresher Training programmes around the country. These providers are subject matter experts in their own right and will ensure that those who are approved to deliver the Conflict Management Training meet necessary standards.

For further information and to register please email [email protected].

 

NZISF breakfast meeting

Topic:  Use of graphs in managing information security

Organisations worldwide are leveraging the power of graph data platforms, helping them assess the risk and cybersecurity threats they potentially face accurately. Graphs allow organizations to understand their environment and defences logically, helping them make decisions quicker. In the battle for more robust cybersecurity, organizations need to know how their enemies may try to compromise and move through their network.

When: 8:00am Thursday 12 May 2022 via zoom

For further information and to register please see the NZSA website.

NZSA Security Leadership – Literacy and Numeracy Resources

The NZSA is thrilled to announce that the Security Leadership – Literacy and Numeracy Resources material is now available.

The NZSA has partnered with The Skills Group Foundation to approach workforce and leadership development from a new perspective.

We recognise that communication and understanding are critical to effective and safe operation in any environment. Nowhere is this more relevant than in the changing landscape of New Zealand’s security sectors. Our industry is developing in diversity of workforce and in the complexity of tasks required of them. Based on our industry survey results, we have a lack in leadership ability, across our industry, to fully understand and support this workforce to develop and succeed.

New Zealand’s security industry covers some 30,000 workers and it is estimated by those working in the industry that probably 20% to 25% of workers are impacted to some degree by literacy and numeracy challenges.

Such challenges can be overcome, with the right support. The key is to create an environment for our workforce where their great attributes and capabilities are encouraged to shine, while recognising and supporting their challenges.

The NZSA Security Industry Training and Professional Development Special Interest Group (SITPDSIG) has been instrumental in developing these modules to support those who have supervisory or managerial responsibility for security staff.

The modules are:

  • Leader’s Introduction Module
  • Effective Communications
  • Time Management
  • Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Customer Service and Professionalism

Further modules covering the following topics are currently in development and will be available to access shortly:

  • Working Shift-work
  • Behavioural Awareness and Self Awareness
  • Identifying Learner Training Needs

The package of modules has been designed to help Supervisors and Managers understand the needs of their staff and to utilise best practice learning theory and resources to improve communication and understanding within their workforce.

Whilst we recommend that they be used as a package, they can also be used individually as a means towards addressing specific challenges within the workplace.

The modules are available for all industry to use at no cost and are in a format that allows security companies to download onto their own Learning Management Systems (LMS).

To download the files please visit the NZSA website.

The NZSA team.

NZSA update – media coverage of gang members as security guards

As you may be aware there has been some coverage in the media regarding patched gang members being issued a COA security licence.

Whilst we are strongly opposed to gang membership within the security industry there were mitigating circumstances in the case of the two security guards mentioned in the article which the media did not report on.

After consulting with Trish McConnell, Registrar of the PSPLA, we advise that the media did not contact them prior to the article being published. The only source of information the media had was the decisions published on the PSPLA website. Unfortunately they did not mention the other conditions attached to the orders or any of the other decisions where COA’s have been cancelled because of gang membership.

We would also encourage members to contact the NZSA and seek our support with any PSPLA complaints or queries.

To read the article please visit here.

To read about the two PSPLA decisions mentioned in the article please read 2022_NZPSPLA_004 and 2022_NZPSPLA_008.

The NZSA team.

NZSA security update – changes to the PSPLA process

The PSPLA process improvement project is about to go live with a number of changes to the PSPLA application, printing and distribution processes. This communications notice is to inform NZSA members of these changes.

What: Starting Wednesday 13 April:

  1. The physical paper licences and certificates will be replaced with digital PDF documents. These will be emailed to the customer supplied address in the application. Note: there are no changes to badges. Badges will remain a physical card.
  2. Informative text will be added to the online application form, and outdated information removed. e.g. There is now text informing customers that licences and certificates will be sent via email to the email address provided.
  3. Badge packs will no longer contain additional content, such as card covers, clips and lanyards. Badges will be attached to a carrier letter and sent in a DLE envelope (a standard size envelope). This is will be mailed directly to the customer provided postal address.
  4. The online PSPLA application form will be unavailable between 9pm and 11pm on Tuesday 12 April. This is so updates can be implemented.

Action: Take note in the change of service.

Coming later: There will be one more major release in the PSPLA process improvement project. You will receive a communication notice regarding these changes closer to the time.

Questions: Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions regarding these changes.

The NZSA team.

NZSA update – Finalists of the inaugural NZ OSPA’s announced!

The panel of independent experts from across the New Zealand security industry has concluded its judging – which means it’s time to reveal the finalists of the first-ever New Zealand Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs).

The 2022 New Zealand OSPAs has attracted an excellent number of quality submissions in its first year and the judging panel faced a challenging task narrowing down the entries to select only the very best.

The OSPA’s are supported in New Zealand by the NZSA and ASIS and it’s great to see NZSA members well represented.

Commenting on the awards, founder of the OSPAs Professor Martin Gill said: “We are delighted by the response we have received.  And all those that have made it to the finalists list should be very proud, as only those that reach a score threshold go forward to the next phase of the competition.”

The 2022 finalists are:

Outstanding In-House Security Manager/Director
Rehan du Toit – Auckland University of Technology
Dean Kidd – Auckland Unlimited
Brent Mirfin – Evotek Technologies

Outstanding Contract Security Manager/Director
Gareth Bacon – First Security Guarding Services
Nathan Cray – Global Security Solutions
Stu Leith – Platform 4 Group
Pete Mason – Optic Security Group
Dion Neill – Protective Services (acquired by Platform 4 Group)
James Ngatai-Blyth – First Contact

Outstanding Contract Security Company (Guarding)
First Contact
First Security Guarding Services
Platform 4 Group
SLS Security

Outstanding Security Consultant
Lee Ashton – Optic Security Group
Nick Gibbs – First Security Guarding Services
Jo Lloyd – Straif Security Specialists
Dion Neill
Lincoln Potter
Ashley Quensell – Platform 4 Group

Outstanding New Security Product
WelfareFirst™ – First Security Guarding Services
My Vaccine Pass integration – Gallagher

Outstanding Security Partnership
Evotek Technologies and Visual Networks
Focus Digital Security Solutions & NZ Police
The Precinct Security Model created by Alan Young

Outstanding Security Officer
Jodi Lomax – Bank of New Zealand
Sione Tusini – Rex – Platform 4 Group

Outstanding Female Security Professional
Tracey Gattsche – Optic Security Group
Zoe Grant – First Contact
Jill Priest – First Security Guarding Services
Ravina Ram – Matrix Security Group
Sherilyn Tasker – Gallagher
Trish Thompson – Gallagher
Karen Timpson – Bank of New Zealand
Jennie Vickers – ZeopardLaw and Consultant to Fortinet

Outstanding Young Security Professional
Stella Donachie – Red Badge Group
Pascale Howell – Gallagher
Soul Lauvi-Johnson – Optic Security Group
Kyle Nu’uali’itia – Evotek Technologies Ltd

Lifetime Achievement
To be announced on the day

Winners will be announced on Friday 27 May 2022 at a gala dinner taking place at the Aotea Centre in Auckland.

Visit the OSPA website for further information

 

The NZSA team.

NZSA security update

COA Conflict Management Training – Refresher Training for Trainers

As the industry peak body, the NZSA has appointed Bespoke Security Group and Hard Target to deliver the Conflict Management Refresher Training programmes around the country. These providers are subject matter experts in their own right and will ensure that those who are approved to deliver the Conflict Management Training meet necessary standards.

The next refresher training is:

Date:                        8 April 2022
Trainer:                   Quinton Swanson, Hard Target
Location:                 Mt Wellington, Auckland
Cost:                       $395 + gst

For further information and to register please email [email protected]

Please note: the Conflict Management Refresher course includes assessment activity.For more training dates and information please head to our website. All information can be found under the heading COA Conflict Management Training – Train the Trainer and Refresher Training.

Skills Consulting Group launches Level Up

Nearly half of New Zealand’s workforce faces challenges with their literacy, numeracy or communication. It’s highly likely that some of your workforce are among this group – and that your bottom line is being affected.

Skills Consulting Group’s Level Up programme can help. With Level Up, we’ll improve literacy and numeracy skills within your organisation, benefiting both you and your employees. And we’ll take care of every step of the process.

It doesn’t have to cost you, either. If your people meet employee eligibility criteria, Level Up is 100% free.

If you’d like to find out more about Level Up, email Skills Consulting Group business development manager Jonathan Rogers at [email protected] or call us on +64 9 525 2590.

For further information please visit the Level Up website.

About Skills
Skills Consulting Group is a full-service consultancy working with businesses, industry bodies and governmental agencies to build success by upskilling their workforce. We’re based in New Zealand and work all over the globe.

The businesses within Skills Consulting Group are experts in workplace capability, people development, and employee wellbeing.  Our brands include IMNZ, E-tec, David Forman and SoftEd. From vocational training to employee wellbeing programmes, they’re united in their focus on growing people well.

Through Skills Consulting Group’s network of specialist services and brands, we will work with you to tailor solutions that meet the unique needs of your organisation and your people.

The NZSA team.