Safety Health and Wellbeing Workstream

Current status - reps appointed and awaiting working group meeting

Update - December 2020

Kevin Ihaka, UFBA Director is one of the membership’s reps for this workstream. Kevin works alongside Mark Montgomery, Whangarei Kaipara Operational Support Unit and Colin Robson, Wellington Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade. Mark has been a member of the Policies and Procedures working group and Colin, the rep on the Health Standards working group. Neither of these working groups are currently active so we’ll be calling on Mark and Colin for technical support as other working groups form in this workstream.


Purpose: Unions and associations provide input into the development of policies that established the ground for FENZ.

Update: The Safety Health and Wellbeing Workstream has been up and running for over three years. It has achieved some positive outcomes for members and has been a good example of the collaboration and co-operation between unions and associations. This workstream was responsible for the SH&W Commitment which FENZ signed up to at the commencement of Integration on 1 July 2017.

There is still a large amount of work to do, including the Health Standards. We recognise that consultation will be required with members on this work. Notice of consultation will come out via Brigade representatives, Provincial Associations and our usual communications channels.