Our Field Team Manager, Claire, has contributed to many asbestos projects across New Zealand, from working alongside the Piritahi Alliance on housing demolition projects throughout Auckland, to surveying some of New Zealand’s largest industrial manufacturing plants. She has also managed asbestos removal works and surveying projects with several organisations.
As Field Team Manager, this role covers working closely with all technicians across Healthy Homes NZ between the Healthy Homes, Maintenance and Environmental divisions to ensure our technicians are confident in their ability to perform their role as accurately and efficiently as possible. She also works closely with the quality team in the office to ensure any issues that arise are communicated effectively with the technicians, and we are able to put the best training processes in place as required.
Claire’s goals within the company are to upskill our technicians to become fully HomeFit certified soon. This plan has been in progress since the beginning of June and we are looking forward to releasing more information on this soon. She also has plans to further establish our training regimes, refining further our current systems that we have in place. She has also been working towards having our technicians in Wellington and Invercargill fully trained in methamphetamine screen testing– so keep your eyes peeled for updates from us in those regions, coming soon!
Which Healthy Home standard is most important to you?
“I would say the heating standard is probably the most important, in my opinion, because it takes several of the other standards into account when it’s being calculated. I think that’s what’s great about the standards really, is that they sort of reflect upon each other. Ultimately they’re all necessary to complete the Healthy Home puzzle.”
What are you most passionate about within Healthy Homes New Zealand?
“The fact that we’re making a difference to the wellbeing of New Zealanders. The health statistics for children with medical conditions relating back in particular to respiratory illnesses is deeply indicative of the changes that urgently need to be made in our housing. It’s nice to know that our work counts towards improving people’s lives.”