HFESNZ Purposes

The purposes of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of New Zealand (from the October 2015 Rules) are:

1.  To promote the application of human factors/ergonomics knowledge 
2.  To advance human factors/ergonomics research, education, public awareness and professional standards
3.  To perform any actions necessary or helpful to the above purposes.

Current Projects

The HFESNZ is enacting the society aims via a range of current projects.  These include:

  • Growing the website to bring information about human factors and ergonomics to the public.
  • Growing membership, and membership services and systems.
  • Bringing human factors/ergonomics educational opportunities to members and other interested persons via webinars and other events
  • The provision of regular conferences and regional meetings
  • Monthly member newsletters and communications.
  • Subscription access to the UK's CIEHF magazine 'The Ergonomist'.
  • Actively working with the Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZto raise professional standards across the health and safety sector to provide healthier and safer workplaces for New Zealanders.  
  • Active Healthcare Ergonomics Cluster.
  • Contributing to WorkSafe NZ (and other government agency) guidance documents and plannning activities.