Future Proofing Your Business With ISO 45001:

A Guide To Mitigating Risk

This webinar will explore exactly how the ISO 45001 standard helps increase organisational resilience, compliance, safety and sustainability, and discuss ACC incentives, outlining the steps towards a successful migration to certification.

Michelle Cooper: Director, Safety SOULutions/ former Head of Safety, Foodstuffs
Sarah Hills-Livingstone: General Manager, WorkAon
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What is ISO 45001?

ISO 45001 is an effective occupational health and safety management standard, designed to drive business excellence by helping you protect and enhance your most important asset: your people. This standard can help deliver the following benefits:

  • Increase organisational resilience through proactive risk prevention, innovation and continual improvement
  • Strengthening of legal and regulatory compliance whilst reducing business losses
  • Demonstrates brand responsibility by committing to safe, healthy and sustainable work
  • One global occupational health and safety system for all businesses, of all sizes

Join experts Michelle Cooper and Sarah Hills-Livingstone to uncover actionable steps that help you transition to this international standard.

What will I learn by attending this event? 
  • How ISO 45001 makes life easier for Governance
  • The pros and cons of choosing between WorkSafe’s SafePlus safety improvement toolkit, and the ISO 45001 international standard
  • Making effective transition plans between current systems to international standards
  • An explanation on ACC incentives and plan options (PDP vs. full self-cover)
  • How to effectively handle change management while in the process
Who should attend this event?

Companies already participating in the Accredited Employers Programme and companies curious to know more about joining the Accredited Employers Programme.

  • WHS / OHS Leaders, Health & Safety Leaders, HR Leaders
  • CEOs, Chief People Officers,  CXOs, Board Members, Senior Leadership Teams

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Meet the speakers


Michelle Cooper

Director, Safety SOULutions - and former Head of Safety, Foodstuffs.

Coming from a registered nursing background, Michelle has worked in injury, safety and wellbeing management for over 2 decades.  Michelle has worked internationally in locations such as PNG and Turkey. Her industry experience spans civil manufacturing, construction, mining, and most recently, retail.


Michelle has extensive experience in working for Accredited Employers and was chairperson of the NZ Accredited Employer Association for several years. Having lead Foodstuffs through the COVID-19 pandemic, Michelle has recently branched out as a consultant, working with large and small businesses to improve safety systems, culture and their approach to risk management.  

Sarah Livingstone

Sarah Hills-Livingstone

General Manager, WorkAon

As WorkAon’s General Manager, Sarah Hills-Livingstone leads a nationwide team of over 85 staff, supporting their clients to improve the health, safety and rehabilitation experience of all stakeholders.


With approximately 22% of employees in New Zealand receiving work-related injury management services via the ACC Accredited Employer Programme, WorkAon provides third-party administration services to some of New Zealand’s largest ACC Accredited Employers. WorkAon’s injury management services provide essential insight and feedback into the organisational health, safety and well-being systems of the clients they support.