Site Safe Funds Future Health and Safety Leaders

18 Feb 2016

Site Safe is proud to announce the recipients of the Site Safe Certificate in Construction Site Safety (CCSS) scholarships. Nine future safety leaders were selected across four categories and will now embark on the journey to complete the Certificate qualification.

"There were more than 50 applicants for out Scholarship programme, so it was a tough decision to select just a handful. Because of this, we will be increasing the number of scholarships available from next year" says Alison Molloy, Site Safe Chief Executive.

"The applicants that we've seen over the few years have been really strong and well supported by their employers. I'd like to thank both the individuals and the construction industry as a whole, for showing such great support for their people and our programme. The judges who short-listed the applicants observed that the candidates exhibited a high level of commitment to making a positive and active contribution to health and safety in the industry" says Alison Molloy.

The winners are selected based on:

  • Having demonstrated a commitment to health and safety.
  • Having supportive companies who invest in their time in achieving a qualification in health and safety, which helps drive a safety culture change in the industry.
  • Having been identified as a person with the potential to be future leaders of health and safety in the industry.

Scholarship recipients for 2016:




Daniel Rawson

Scaffold Connect Ltd


Gillian Fielding

Constructa Ltd


Michael Restall

Southern District Health Board


Peter Foaese

Scope Demolition South


Andre Latell

Advanced Plumbing Hawkes Bay


Ezra Tawha

Delta Construction


Hasley Haerewa

Aspec Construction


Lana Terblanche

Scope Demolition South

Under 25s

Mason Gazzard


Under 25s

Scholarship recipients receive:

  • Complimentary training from the suite of Site Safe's courses to achievement the CCSS. The CCSS is a collaboration between Site Safe and Unitec which provides essential training for workers and management in the construction industry to develop their health and safety knowledge and expertise. The certificate level qualification is granted once 40 credits are earnt across the NZQA recognised courses.
  • A Site Safe, Health and Safety Advisor as a dedicated mentor who will support the Scholarship recipient through the training and assignment work.
  • A ticket to Site Safe's Evening of Celebration event, where they will graduate and be a part of the awards evening with the rest of industry. Return flights and accommodation will be arranged for Scholarship recipients who are outside of the Auckland region.

"The biggest boost I got from graduating was the confidence it gave me to implement safety into my worksite and the ability to lead health and safety from the front," says James Kolbe, a previous scholarship graduate.

James Kolbe also commented. "Contrary to popular opinion, safety on-site is not just something for the managers to take by the horns. The whole team - and yes, that's what everyone on-site is - needs to be involved because it's the team's obligation to make sure they are all safe at work."