Safeguard National Health & Safety Conference 2024

Safeguard National Health & Safety Conference 2024


  • 18-19 June 2024
    • Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland
    • Livestream
  • Safeguard subscriber
  • Non subscriber
  • NZISM member rate
  • Livestream attendance

Post-conference workshops

  • 20 June 2024
    • The Maritime Room, Princes Wharf, Auckland
  • Cost per workshop
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We are excited to bring the health & safety community together for two days of learning and networking at the 2024 Safeguard National Health & Safety Conference.

Join us on 18-19 June as we collectively explore the theme Collaboration + Influence.

Last year’s Safeguard Conference was all about inspiring people with health & safety responsibilities to establish themselves as successful agents of change within their organisations.

This year’s conference will address two of the mechanisms to make change: Collaboration + Influence.

We look forward to seeing you at Safeguard 2024!


“Excellent conference. Keeps getting better and better every year.”

“A great, informative, thought-provoking well run conference.”

“Great content, great storytelling and inspiring story tellers.”

“Great to have the opportunity to spend time with other H&S professionals”



We have secured preferential rates at a number of hotels located near the Viaduct Events Centre.



  • Dr Rebecca Michalak

    Dr Rebecca Michalak

    Managing Director, Psychsafe (AUSTRALIA)
  • Michael Tooma

    Michael Tooma

    Partner - Head of ESG, Hamilton Locke (AUSTRALIA)
  • Rick Fox

    Rick Fox

    Co-founder and Capability Coach, fr&nk (AUSTRALIA)
  • Dr Hillary Bennett

    Dr Hillary Bennett

    Director, Leading Safety
  • Naomi Kemp

    Naomi Kemp

    Co-founder and capability coach, fr&nk (AUSTRALIA)
  • Abbas Nazari

    Abbas Nazari

    Abbas Nazari
  • Denva Wren

    Denva Wren

    Head of Safety, Health & Wellbeing, Woolworths New Zealand
  • Virginia Burton-Konia

    Virginia Burton-Konia

    Manager Injury Prevention, Workplaces, ACC
See the full speaker lineup


  • Day 1

    • Ditching the DUMMY: Getting SMART about work design
    • Case study: Wellbeing at Woolworths - the journey that never ends
    • Breaking down internal silos - collaboration and influence in practice
    • The art of influencing boards
    • A change from within
  • Day 2

    • Networking breakfast: Collaboration and Partnerships in action
    • The missing Cs
    • Accident Investigation: explain not blame
    • International case study: Building capability on Country
    • Panel discussion
    • Motivational keynote: The power of perseverance
See the full agenda

Post-conference workshops

  • Masterclass: Making SMART Real: (Re-)Designing Work in Practice

    Presented by:
    • Dr Rebecca Michalak, Managing Director, Psychsafe

  • Workshop: Accident Investigations

    Presented by:
    • Naveen Kozhuppakalam, Chief Investigator of Accidents, Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC)
    • ,
    • Dr Tahlia Fisher, Manager Specialist Services, Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC)

  • Workshop: LEAD-R For Safety Practitioners

    Presented by:
    • Naomi Kemp, Co-founder and capability coach, fr&nk
    • ,
    • Rick Fox, Co-founder and capability coach, fr&nk

Post-conference workshops


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