Rachel Bowen

  • Engagement Lead | Kaiwhakahaere Whakatinana
  • WorkSafe
  • https://www.worksafe.govt.nz/laws-and-regulations/consultations/road-and-roadside-worker-health-and-safety-good-practice-guidelines/road-and-roadside-worker-gpg-open/

Rachel will be talking to us about the ‘Road and Roadside Worker Health and Safety Good Practice Guideline,’ she has been working on to help us understand our obligations when working on or near the road.

Rachel is WorkSafe’s Engagement Lead for the Construction Sector. She joined WorkSafe New Zealand in 2021, attracted by the opportunity to engage with people to achieve change. With a background in Learning and Development, she has worked as a Training Facilitator across the commercial and voluntary sectors, as well as within the public sector. Before moving to NZ in 2004 Rachel held various Policy and Management positions in the UK Civil Service at HM Revenue and Customs. Rachel is active in her community as a City Councillor and member of various voluntary Boards. She lives on a lifestyle block in Palmerston North with her family and a selection of spoilt animals.