Reviews and Commendations

Jan Houston, the owner of Houston Health and Safety Consultancy, has received the following recommendations:

Highly Commended Finalist for Weston’s Best Award

Jan is recognised for proactive Safety Leadership in New Zealand. In 2013, the Wellington mill received a safety management score (SMS) of 8%. Today, this score has risen to 98% with a TRIFR of 0 (the highest score for all MAURI sites). This incredible achievement is largely due to the tireless efforts of Jan, who not only supported Wellington, but Hamilton and Auckland sites as well. Because of Jan’s efforts, Hamilton has now achieved their target SMS score of 75% and Auckland has a solid plan in place. Thank you, Jan, for your ‘Disciplined Thought and Action’ and ‘Doing things for the Long Term’ sustainability of MAURI Anz.

- David Wallace, Mauri Anz Managing Director

Landfill Manager

Jan has a passion for Health and Safety, and real eye for detail. I worked with Jan at EnviroWaste Services Ltd where she drove H&S compliance across a range of branches as the Regional H&S Adviser. I enjoyed Jan's hands on approach to H&S, from using tools such as ICAM to find the root cause of incidents, through to employee engagement to improve systems. Jan takes the time to understand a problem and consult with all of those involved to come up with practical solutions that improve workplace health and safety. Jan's collaborative approach to Risk Management extends to audits, rather than just leaving a "to do list" she worked with managers to get their sites up to scratch and add resilience to the business as a whole. From my time working with Jan I found that she truly has a passion to ensure that every workplace is a safe one.

Former Health and Safety Manager

Looking for an enthusiastic, diligent and engaging H&S Professional? Then look no further than Jan! She has an amazing ability to engage with the most cynical of employees and bring them on-board and get involved in helping to make it work! Her down to earth, friendly and approachable manner has seen her succeed time and again, and gain a reputation of being the 'go to person' when you want to understand how to make H&S work in practice. She is an asset to any organisation and a pleasure to have as a team member.

Former Branch Manager

Jan is a sensible & professional H & S specialist. Thinking outside the square and taking time to see the bigger picture were her specialty. Jan also makes it easy with new processes, training, reviewing or investigating by siting alongside and advising. Jan also invested her time across all levels of the organization meaning she was seeing the challenges from all team members’ perspective. Jan was a pleasure to work alongside.

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