NZSA launches Covid-19 Guardian Awards

Over recent weeks security personnel, as essential service workers, have been protecting our property and businesses and keeping us safe, maintaining social distance measures and doing the right thing. Like our medical, emergency, logistics and food retailer teams they have been stepping up to help us through these tough times.

We want to take the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the efforts of our workers and in particular, those who have gone above and beyond all expectations. Be it acting with kindness, stepping in to keep people safe, helping the community or even just giving a big warm smile, their efforts have been appreciated.

The NZSA has introduced the Covid-19 Guardian Award as a way in which the wider community can recognise and say thanks to security personnel for their efforts.

This award will be presented weekly, with an accompanying trophy, and is open to all security personnel who hold a Certificate of Approval (security licence), and is not restricted to NZSA membership. Nominations will run through to the July cut-off date for nominations for the New Zealand Security Awards event, which will be held on the 7th August.

Nominations for the Covid-19 Guardian Award can be submitted via the NZSA website. The nomination process is easy to complete online and will only take a few minutes.

We need you to help us with this initiative, not only with submitting nominations but more importantly, in helping us to communicate the award to the wider community. We have provided a template communication you can use to forward to your customers, suppliers and staff, to post on your social media pages or local community pages, and ask that you share the NZSA’s Facebook and LinkedIn posts with your contacts, please email [email protected] for details.

This is a great chance for us as an industry to promote the outstanding work that our people perform each and every day, so we would really welcome your support in helping us get the message out there.

Nominations are now open and we will announce the our first weekly Covid-19 Guardian Award winner next Friday 8th May.

Stay safe and keep well.

From the NZSA team.