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Jay Lauten


Civil Health & Safety Co-ordinator.

Job description: 

Implementing and promoting Health & Safety on the Well-Connected Alliance Project.

Work background: 

I worked as a paramedic in South Africa for 18 years. When I moved to New Zealand I wanted a change and moved into Health and Safety. 

Favourite part of job: 

Looking at construction taking place and observing people following the rules and keeping themselves and others safe. 

Least favourite part of job: 

There’s nothing I don’t like. But there is a lot of paperwork.

What I am working on now: 

Ensuring everyone stays safe on the Waterview Connection Project and goes home to their families. 

A quick story about a job well done: 

Dave Thomas worked on the Victoria Park Tunnel project and was involved in a serious accident which almost killed him. Once Dave was well enough Dave and I visited various sites and promoted Health and Safety and emphasised just how quickly things can go wrong, the lifetime affects involved in a serious accident and how it changed Dave’s life. 


I have a diploma in Health & Safety Management and a Paramedic Level 6 qualification. 

Interests outside work: 

I am an avid fisherman and spend most of my time fishing. I am also Chairman of a Senior Soccer Club called BOSS FC. 

Watch the video where Jay talks about his work.

Jay Lauten is the Civil Health & Safety Co-ordinator for the Waterview Connection Project.