Site Safe invests in Future Health and Safety Leaders

19 Jan 2017

Site Safe is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the Certificate in Construction Site Safety scholarships. Eleven future safety leaders, including five Maori and Pasifika candidates, will now embark on the journey to complete Site Safe’s most advanced health and safety qualification.

Site Safe Chief Executive Alison Molloy said the calibre of this year’s applicants was extremely high.

"More than 50 people applied for the scholarship programme, so it was a tough decision to select just a handful, even though we increased the number this year.”

"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.”

Scholarship recipients for 2017:




Shanan Marsden


Alliance Fire and Security




Nancy Maessen


Althern Taranaki Ltd




Jack Quarterman


Cube Contracting Ltd




Trudy Downes


Downes Decorating




Trudy Keen

Global Linings




Johan Nienaber


ICB Retaining and Construction Ltd


Under 25s


Savave Sapolu



Jessie Phillips






Tasman Reti


Pipeline and Civil Ltd




Kilisi (Chris) Fidow

Rock Control


Daniel Youngman

Mike Greer Homes

Under 25s

The Site Safe Certificate in Construction Site Safety is a collaboration between Site Safe and Unitec, and provides essential health and training for workers and managers in the construction industry.

The judges selected the winning individuals based on their potential as future health and safety leaders, their commitment to making an active contribution to health and safety, and the support provided by their employer.

Scholarship recipients receive:

  • Complimentary training from Site Safe’s suite of courses up to achievement of the Site Safe Certificate in Construction Site Safety.
  • A dedicated mentor from Site Safe’s team of expert Health and Safety Advisors, who will help support them through their training.
  • Return flights and accommodation to Site Safe's Evening of Celebration graduation and awards event in Auckland.

Previous scholarship recipient Stainton Wanoa said the Certificate had opened doors to new jobs and had given him the confidence to be a better health and safety leader.

“For me, it’s about if I see something, say if I walk past it, to speak up and not be scared - it’s all about leadership and taking responsibility.

“That’s the real driver, taking care of people.”