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About us - Company Background and meet the team!

Envirocom (NZ) Limitedwas incorporated late 2002 for the purpose of offering Test Certification and Approved Handler training pursuant to the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act 1996.

The company principle Rex Alexander has been involved with the formulation and development of the HSNO Regulations and Gazetted Controls since the early 1990’s taking part in Ministry for the Environment (MfE) and Environmental Risk Management (ERMA) (now Environmental Protection Authority EPA) working parties to ensure the successful commencement of this complex legislation.

Test Certifiers are a part of the regime designed to encourage industry self compliance with the certifiers working alongside companies as business advisers.

Test Certifier No# 000009 - Rex Alexander

Test Certifier 000009 / Director - Rex Alexander:

Rex has been approved as a Test Certifier covering all hazardous substance classes in common use in New Zealand though all their lifecycle phases with the exception of explosives. This includes above/below ground tanks, tankwagons, process containers and tanks connected to burners/generators.

Click here to view Rex's approval on the EPA Site

Rex is also approved to certify Approved Handlers across all classes including Agrichemicals to AS/NZS 8409 and Approved Fillers across all classes.

Rex is a LPGA National Trainer: LPGA035 and can provide Site Trainer and LPG Filler training to LPGA requirements.

Experience and qualifications include; 3 years NZ Army with combat service in explosives and medical, 11 years NZ Fire Service operations with qualification in fire related matters through the Institution of Fire Engineers (UK) including aircraft fire protection and fixed fire fighting installations. 13 years as Senior DG Inspector with the Dunedin City Council. Member of the Otago/Southland HSTLC.

I have a University of Otago qualification in environmental studies. Post graduate level qualifications in toxicology and emergency management of hazardous chemicals (of which courses I am an adviser to the University Board of Studies and market). I attended a Masters Level course at the University of Leeds on a Shell Oil NZ Limited / NZ Local Government Authority study grant in "explosion prediction and mitigation in confined spaces." Part of the grant included the study of the health and safety implications of marine oil spill response.
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Kirsty McAnally

Test Certifier 100143 / Director - Kirsty McAnally:

Kirsty has been approved as a Test Certifier by WorkSafe NZ covering all hazardous substance classes in common use in New Zealand with the exception of explosives. This includes above and below ground tanks and process containers.

Click here to view Kirsty's approval on the EPA site

Kirsty is also approved to certify Approved Handlers across all classes and Approved Fillers across all classes.

I have over 10 years experience in Hazardous Substance management and keep fully up to date with all the latest changes to the legislation. We are ready for the changes when they come in! For the past 5 years I have been Operations Manager at Envirocom, during this time I have streamlined many of the systems within the business to deliver a better service to our clients.

I also develop and maintain Envirocom's Online Approved Handler Renewal system as well as the rest of our website. This is currently in the process of being revamped.

I have a very broad range of somewhat odd skills as I am a fully qualified Chef. I worked at the Christchurch Casino and the Park Royal Hotel. After shifting to Australia I then went on to work in accounting and moved into IT where I discovered a natural talent for computers and all things IT. Returning back to New Zealand I designed several webistes for various companies and developed customer management databases and many other different business systems. I am currently working through a BAppMgt BIS at Otago Polytechnic.
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Administration Manager - Lyndal Askin:

Our Administration Manager, Lyndal is responsible for the general running and day to day administration of the office. She is generally the "human" on the end of our phone and can help with your general queries.

Lyndal has come from a varied administration background and worked in a few different organisations both in New Zealand and overseas. She has held a managerial role within Foodstuffs and worked for British Rail. After spending several years working and living in Perth she shifted back to Dunedin to be close to family.

Lyndal looks after all of Rex's work, she sorts out his trips away and processes all his certificates. So she may be the best person to contact if you are looking for Rex!

Brehagn Alexander

Administration Assistant - Brehagn Alexander:

Brehagn is our Office Junior/Administration Assisstant. Working directly under Lyndal and providing assistance to Rex and Kirsty.

Brehagn also processes all our online approved handler renewals so if you have any questions about your online renewal please give her a call.

Sue Clarke

Compliance Auditor - Sue Clarke:

Is one of our brilliant HSNO Auditors.  She takes care of our Southland, Central and South Cantebury work.  She has extensive sales and marketing experience, mainly in the agriculture and fuel industry.

She comes from a background of 8 years related experience selling fuel and associated products to small commercial and agricultural based customers.

Her hobbies include classic cars, gardening, tramping, motorsport.

Rob Milner

Compliance Auditor - Dean Greenhill:

Dean is also one of our brilliant HSNO Auditor's. He looks after the Nelson, Motueka, Blenheim areas. But will go anywhere there is a need!

Previously employed as the HSNO Compliance Manager for SafeAir in Nelson he brings a wealth of experience to the role. Dean is a qualified trainer and assessor for NZQA.

 

Rob Milner

Compliance Auditor - Rob Milner:

Another of our brilliant HSNO Auditors for Nelson, Motueka, Blenheim and Christchurch. 

Rob specialises in assisting clients with information and on site audits necessary to obtain a HSNO location certificate for the storage / use of LPG cylinder / tank installations in the Nelson, Marlborough & Tasman areas. 

He was previously the Senior Dangerous Goods Inspector for the Christchurch City Council and was also a craftsman plumber/gasfitter.

His hobbies include line dancing, Scottish Pipe Bands, Leatherwork, Cycling (Electric Bikes) and walking.

 

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