Newsletter - June 2015

Accessman HQ has been busy over the last month and so we have a fair bit of news to share! No better way to start off than with the introduction of the newest member to our fleet. The Coffee Box! And with the Coffee Box comes our very own fully trained Baristas Katie & Andie who will be making sure our valued customers are spoilt with free and freshly made coffee on site to keep them going! 
In our previous newsletter we announced our active involvement in the Pork Pie Charity Run with our sponsored mini surviving the entire trip across both Islands. This month we are announcing two new sponsorships!
Accessman are proud to support one of our own locals - Reece Papuni! Christchurch born Reece has an impressive boxing record at 9-0 (6 KO's) with 0 draws. Reece will be fighting Trent Broadhurst at the Brisbane Convention Centre on the 19th June. Reece we wish you all the best and will be cheering you on!!
And in keeping it 'local' - We are proud to be sponsoring the Canterbury Bulls for 2015! Press release quoted as follows;

“At Accessman we like to be involved with the community and Canterbury Rugby League is a good avenue for us to do that,” General Manager Lena Harrington said. “It’s very important to us. We’ve always been involved with sport, whether it be boxing or various kids sports.” 
In our last newsletter we featured a section on our training centre in Burnside. As safety at height is a priority here at Accessman we will be featuring segments in our future newsletters. Those who know (and love) our trainer Al will recognise his passion for safety at height through his comical take on why this is such a serious matter!
Competent or incompetent….. that's the question on everyone lips!
The Accessman training team have been suffering from altitude sickness from all of the ups and downs that you our valued clients have been demanding, in order to get your staff classified as competent, under the new Best Practice Guide for EWPs.
In this regular update we plan to offer you some simple guidelines to answer the clear and burning questions around these new best practice requirements that as we are all finding out, are being enforced by Safer Work Place NZ.
Best Practice is just that, it is not a law but can be used in a court to support the Health and Safety Act ,which is where we find ourselves running foul of the enforcement officers visiting our sites, and where warnings are potentially turning into fines.
Proof of competency is required under the new best practice guidelines in order to operate any EWP. In simple terms the operator is required to hold either our industry training card, or have a proof of learning available to support their cause.
The latter is where we find you our clients struggling, as to have such detailed records that show time and competency on the different EWPs in operation and have this available to show an inspector when challenged, would seem to be more than most can support.
Our NZQA Silver card training program has been designed with your staff in mind, its current, topical and relevant to their needs, with the card being issued meeting all of the Best Practice requirements without confusion.
Next newsletter ….. Machine log books, why are we required to now fill these in.?
Be safe
Your Accessman Training Team
In closing, Aviva Family Services has asked Accessman to spread the word on a fundraising initiative they have coming up. 
Simply Scrummy- a Rugby/Foodie Showdown!
It’s now officially winter, so perhaps you need something to look forward to? Aviva (formerly Christchurch Women's Refuge) are warming up winter with Simply Scrummy, a fun fundraiser on 9 July that combines entertainment, the chance to bid on some seriously cool auction items and an opportunity to just have a fun evening!  
The entertainment will include two teams, one led by Celebrity chef and Aviva ambassador Jax Hamilton and another led by new Crusader Billy Guyton, pitting their cooking wits against each other in a fun face-off, so this event is definitely one for the guys and gals Six lucky members of the audience get to be the judges, plus you’ll get the chance to ask Jax and Billy, and his Simply Scrummy rugby team mates, any burning question that you have – serious or otherwise - in a casual panel chat show segment.
There’s a great selection of silent auction items including an Anzac Test League singlet, signed by the winning Kiwis; a two-night escape to Hurunui Lodge; a Police ride-along; TanzAlpine passes; an IPad; a designer watch; designer jeans; an in-your-home cooking class with Jax; and a training session with Billy and his Simply Scrummy team mates – plus much more. And just by coming you will be supporting children, women and men on their journey to violence-free lives.
Tickets are $45 and include a goodie bag, complimentary drink on arrival and plus canapes. Find out more on the Aviva website (, Aviva Families Facebook page or at EventBrite.
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