Positive workplace culture review

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Positive workplace culture review

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has released an independent review into its workplace policies, practices and procedures to address bullying and harassment, which has clearly highlighted a need for change.

The Positive Workplace Culture Review, commissioned by Chief Executive Rhys Jones on 9 July 2018, was led by retired Judge, and former Chair of Pumicelands Enlarged Rural Fire District, Coral Shaw, supported by a reference group of experts.

The full report was released on 24 January 2019: 

Positive Workplace Culture Review Report

Following the review, we released a Positive Workplace Action Plan to address the 33 recommendations made in the report:

View the Action Plan and find out about projects underway. 

A progress report was released on 2 October 2019:

Positive Workplace Culture six monthly report

Supporting information

Independent Review Terms of Reference 

Workplace Review Team Protocols

Survey Questions

Interview Template

Internal Audit Report - Bullying and Harassment Review May 2016

Media release

Fire and Emergency New Zealand releases bullying and harassment review


Following on from the review, an action plan has been developed to address the 33 recommendations. Go to https://positiveworkplace.fireandemergency.nz/