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Building Future Health and Safety Leaders

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.

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