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Meet our NZ agricultural health and safety consultants

Bronwyn Muir

Managing Director - Tech NZISM

Bronwyn has spent her lifetime in the NZ farming industry. Grew up on a rugged eastern Taranaki hill country property near Whangamomona and after secondary school completed the Trade Cert. in Farming at Flock House Agricultural Training College near Bulls then did time shepherding and shearing in the central North Island and eastern Taranaki before managing then purchasing a dairy farm businesse in a sole charge capacity. Currently with her husband Phill they have raised a family while growing their farm business to its current level of 700 dairy cow’s in Taranaki. They have three children now in their late teens and early twenties and are all currently employed in the NZ agricultural industry. Bronwyn is openly passionate about farming, the lifestyle and the rural industry. She was responsible for the establishment of Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre in Taranaki understand’s farm training, and has facilitated DairyNZ discussion groups in North Taranaki and was the New Zealand Young Farmers National AgriKidsNZ Manager for 4years. OnFarmSafety was developed as a brand in April 2013 and now employs a total team of 12 around New Zealand to support New Zealand farmers as they develop their health & safety systems. In 2015 OnFarmSafety NZ succeeding in winning a number of local and national awards and Bronwyn was nominated as a Westpac Women of Influence in the rural category. She is currently President of Federated Farmers, Chairperson of Taranaki Women In Farming and Trustee of Taranaki Rural Support Trust.

Phone me on 027 664 5212

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Bridget Hartnell- Wairarapa/ Hawkes Bay

Health & Safety Consultant - East Coast/Wairarapa

I am from a strong farming background having grown up on a Sheep, Beef and Cropping farm in the South Wairarapa. I still have a heavy involvement with the family farm helping to run the Sheep and Beef aspect of it, as well as assisting with the Office Management. I have recently completed a three year Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree at Massey University. During my time at University, I have worked on a local Dairy Farm as well as for Seminis Vegetable Seeds. This varied experience is beneficial when dealing with a wide range of farming clients. As well as an agricultural involvement, I am kept busy most weekends with horse riding. I compete in rodeo travelling right around the country and have previously travelled overseas competing. Like the rest of the team, having an agricultural background and current involvement, we know how busy farmers get. At OnFarmSafety our key is practicality and keeping our systems as simple as possible by individualising Health and Safety to fit in with you and what you do as a farmer every day.

Phone me on 027 765 7712

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Fran Awburn- Waikato

Health and Safety Consultant - Waikato

I am from a rural background with my family farming at Raetihi.  My husband John and I farmed there before moving north to the Waikato in the 1980's, where we live today on a small dairy grazing block at Puahue.  Our 4 adult children are all on the land involved with Drystock, Dairying, Dairy grazing and Horses.

Farming is definitely in the blood.  I have previously worked within the banking industry for 22 years with 17 of those years as a personal branch manager.  I now have the opportunity to work within our farming community alongside farmers helping with providing a safe and healthy working environment for all employees and how we can maintain safe work practices under the new legislation coming in.

I have undertaken most seasonal farming tasks over the years and I appreciate and understand the special nature of farming and the fact that our place of work is also our home.  

I believe that strengthening our responsibilities around Health and Safety on farm must be taken seriously and practicability applied in order to minimise the risks.

Its a privilege to be working with the team of dedicated like minded people at OnFarmSafety New Zealand.

Phone me on 027 442 9119

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Gregg Peters- Southland and Otago

Health and Safety Consultant - Southland, Otago and Canterbury

I'm a born and bred Southlander, with a passion for motorbikes, duckshooting and classic cars.  I've spent the last 13 years looking after the Health and Safety requirements for a large Invercargill based company who have the franchises for New Holland, Case III, Kubota, Ford and Mazda.

Working in a company that services the rural industry has given me a good appreciation for the types of equipment used on farms and the dangers associated with them.  Tractors and machinery are getting larger and more powerful and the potential risk increases along with them.

I pride myself on offering a friendly and thorough service and aim to make complying with your Health and Safety obligations as easy as possible.

Phone me on 027 564 4339

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Jenny Brookes- Manawatu

Health and Safety Consultant - Manawatu

My husband Robert and I have been dairy farming for 30+ years and have 4 adult children. We have been through the system managing, share milking, equity partnership, farm ownership and operations manager for a trust.  Robert is now a farm consultant. We have employed up to 10 staff plus casuals and implemented policies and procedures which has given me a good understanding of keeping Health & Safety simple, practical but compliant. I am aware of the work load farmers face and look forward to helping and guiding you with your Health & Safety commitments through the On Farm Safety system.

Phone me on 027 279 9866

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Leah Noakes- Northland

Health and Safety Consultant- Northland

 

I have a strong farming background having grown up on a 580-cow family farm south-west of Whangarei. Growing-up living and working on a dairy farm was what I loved. This lead me, after leaving school to complete a Diploma in Agriculture at Massey University. Following this I moved to the Waikato to go Dairy Farming in both the Cambridge and Morrinsville areas.

I have a young son who thrives on farm life. We now live on small block near Whangarei. My aim is to give my son the same rural upbringing I loved. I have worked on various farms in our area with my main interest being in dairy, add in a stint of horticulture topped off with a couple of years at a large mixed-animal vet practice in Whangarei which then brings me to OnFarmSafetyNZ. I am excited to be a part of the team and looking forward to meeting you and helping you tailor a health and safety plan for your business. “Your farm – Your plan”

Phone me on 027 595 9515

 

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Megan Frandi -Head office

Megan Frandi- Compliance Manager

I have worked for many years in compliance roles involving health and safety, food safety and HR functions. I have been involved in transport, retailing and agriculture industries. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from AUT.

My husband and I are VOSM on a dairy farm at Toko, east of Stratford in Taranaki, milking 310 cows. We have been on this farm for 9 years. Previously, we have lived/farmed in Northland and Pukekohe. We have a blended family of 5 children aged from 10 to 22 years.

Having experience in health and safety systems in a variety of industries and in our own farming business has given me an understanding of the issues facing rural people when implementing their own health and safety plan. I love talking to our rural clients about their businesses and health and safety needs.

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Nic Wicksteed- Head Office

Online Support- Stratford Office

My husband and I are 50/50 sharemilkers in Eltham, calving 360 cows, we came third in the 2016 Taranaki Dairy Industry Awards.  We have three children Ryan, Gemma and Cory.. 

I have in the past worked in accounting having a NZ Diploma in Business and just recently completed a Diploma in Agribusiness Management.  With managing the Health and Safety system on our own farm I understand the importance of this in the workplace and am excited to be working at On Farm Safety New Zealand.    

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Sandra Crone- Nelson/Marlborough

Health and Safety Consultant - Marlborough/Nelson, Tech NZISM

I’m from a rural background growing up in Canada where our family grazed beef cattle on a small holding. My husband and I managed our own aquaculture company for several years, breeding and exporting fish and consulting to farmers on sustainable dam management practices and optimal fish production until we moved back to New Zealand in early 2000.

Since then I have been involved in training and development for small-medium sized businesses and managing the Health and Safety system for an environmental contracting company.

I hold an international certificate in Health and Safety (NEBOSH) and plan to continue my own learning and development in this field.

I look forward to working with a diverse range of sectors i.e. agriculture, viticulture, aquaculture and apiary businesses (to name just a few) that reside in the top of the south region by helping them to provide a safe and healthy working environment for themselves, staff and visitors to their farms.

Phone me on 027 757 0011

 

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