University Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee

Terms of reference

  • To review the scope of the University's health and safety organisational arrangements (health and safety management system) to ensure that they are comprehensive and complete, with clear accountability for different roles.
  • To consider new and emerging risks affecting the University, or changes in knowledge or best practice in managing existing risks, and initiate proposals for the University Health Safety and Wellbeing Management Group to add to or amend the University's health and safety policy, standards and procedures.
  • To consider reports that advise on systematic compliance with occupational health and safety legislation, and relevant regulations, standards and codes of practice.
  • To discuss issues of health and safety policy and practice raised by the chair of a faculty/service division health and safety committee and/or health and safety representatives.
  • To review and discuss formal proposals raised by a health and safety representative, if not previously resolved at a faculty/service division level.
  • To monitor the University's arrangements for the management of health and safety via reports from the Health, Safety and Wellbeing team including:
    • Reports from the Associate Director of Health, Safety and Wellbeing.
    • Reports of untoward incidents carrying major risk to health and safety.
    • Reports of any enforcement visits, interactions and notices served on the University by WorkSafe New Zealand, Ministry for Primary Industries, Office of Radiation Safety, or other regulatory body.
    • Reports on issues of significance from the faculty and service division health and safety committees, University Biological Safety Committee, advisory groups (e.g. Risk Management; Asbestos) or direct from deans and other members of the University Executive Committee (UEC).  
  • To report regularly to the Council, via the Vice-Chancellor's report, and the Audit and Risk Committee, on routine business and monitoring information; including apprising Council of accidents, incidents, and major or emerging risks.
  • To advise on the University's participation, as an accredited employer, in the ACC 'Accredited Employer Partnership (AEP) Programme'.     


University Management


Vice-Chancellor - Chair


Director of Human Resources  - Vice Chair

People and culture; Staff management

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research

Academic interests

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Operations and Registrar  

Professional staff

Director of Campus Life

Student services and support

Associate Director, Health, Safety and Wellbeing

HSW management standards and systems

Health and Safety Representation

Two health and safety representatives (HSRs) appointed by the Unions


A student representative appointed by the Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA)


One elected HSR from a faculty – appointed by the Faculties’ HSR Forum

Faculty staff

One elected HSR from a service division – appointed by the Services HSR Forum

Professional service staff

One elected HSR from a subsidiary, LSRI, or other semi-autonomous part of the University

Other staff

Committee members and term of office

University leadership and management Holds office until
Professor D Freshwater – Chair
Ex officio
Mr A Phipps – Vice Chair
(Director, HR)
Ex officio
Professor F Bloomfield
(Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research)
Ex officio
Mrs A Cleland
(Deputy Vice-Chancellor Operations and Registrar)
Ex officio
Mr B Mosely
(Director, Campus Life)
Ex officio
Mr A Clark
(Associate Director, Health, Safety and Wellbeing)
Ex officio
Health and Safety representation
Holds office until
T Kingston, TEU & B Chase, PSA
(representing staff)
Ms J Setefano
(representing students)
R Gilbert
(representing faculty staff)
 Interim member until January 2024
T Signal 
(representing professional service staff)
 Interim member until January 2024
M Muthiah 
(representing other staff)
 Interim member until January 2024

Committee Secretary

Dee Chapman

Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 87779

Schedule of meetings

Date Time
13.02.2024 2.30pm
09.04.2024 2.30pm
11.06.2024 2.30pm
13.08.2024 2.30pm 
15.10.2024 2.30pm 
10.12.2024 2.30pm