More about Paul
Tauranga born and bred Paul spent 8 years living in Japan teaching English in the 1990s. In 1998 he was employed as a stevedore at the Port of Tauranga where his passion for health and safety was ignited. He became deeply involved joining the H&S committee and becoming a H&S representative. He completed a Graduate Diploma of Occupational Safety and Health (GradDipOSH) in 2008 from Massey University and is a graduate member of the New Zealand Institution of Safety Management (NZISM).
Areas of occupational health and safety Paul has worked in include:
* Port logistics and container traffic
* Oil facilities
* Geothermal electric power generation facilities
* Hydroelectric power station maintenance
* Prequal – Impac, Sitewise, SHE & ISNetworld.
Paul’s other passion is the risky pursuit of skydiving, making his first jump as a high school student. He is a professional skydiver and done in excess of 8000 jumps, working as a tandem skydive instructor and has been a senior person in a CAA Part 115 organisation. Paul’s philosophy is summed up in his own words:
“I believe that life is precious, worth living – and preserving. I understand that everything we do in life has an associated element of risk. These risks can be assessed and prioritised. Unacceptable risks can be mitigated and controlled in such a way that the activity is acceptable and can potentially have huge positive outcomes.”