Frequently Asked Questions
When was ShopCare established?
ShopCare was established in July 2019 with the support of industry members and ACC. ShopCare was officially launched with an industry event in Auckland on the 29th October 2019.
Why was ShopCare set up?
How is ShopCare connected to the industry?
ShopCare is an industry group set up to direct safety leadership for employers and employees within the supply chain, transport, manufacturing and retail sectors. We aim to drive safety leadership to increase awareness, positively change behaviours, and save lives.
How is ShopCare associated with WorkSafe?
As an industry body, representing employers and employees, ShopCare provides advocacy, feedback, and input to WorkSafe on behalf of the industry.
How is ShopCare funded?
ShopCare was established with financial support of ACC and industry members. We continue to apply for funding grants from various sources to ensure our ability to direct safety leadership.
What research is being undertaken?
How can I contribute to ShopCare's research studies?
How will the research insights be used?
ShopCare is collating information obtained from individual businesses relating to their specific critical risks and the good safety practices and controls (solutions) that have been implemented to effect change. A detailed analysis will be conducted and results presented to the industry. An industry view of critical risks and controls will benefit all organisations.
What are ShopCare's main workstreams?
ShopCare is currently focussing initiatives in three key workstreams which will have significant impacts on safety: In Store Safety, Manual Handling, and Mobile Plant & Equipment. A fourth workstream, Transport, will be implemented in early 2021, and there are plans for an additional workstream, pending support - Violent & Aggressive Behaviour. For more information head to Workstreams.
The ShopCare Team
Who heads up ShopCare?
Liz May is the CEO of ShopCare. Liz has over 20 years' experience in the food & grocery industry. Liz's most recent role was as GM of Logistics for Countdown. Liz is passionate about providing health & safety leadership to ensure more people go home safe and well to their families when they finish work. You can read more about Liz here.
Who are the members of the ShopCare Team?
In additional to CEO Liz May, the ShopCare team includes Wes van Deventer, Catherine Ross and Shirley Pereira. Information about the team members can be found here.
Is there a governance group overseeing ShopCare?
There is both a management and governance structure directing and overseeing ShopCare's activities.
Connecting with ShopCare
Do I need to be a member to connect with ShopCare?
You do not need to be a member to connect with ShopCare. We are an industry group set up to direct safety leadership for employers and employees within the supply chain, transport, manufacturing and retail sectors.
Is there an annual membership fee?
Whom should I talk to if I'd like to know more about ShopCare?
How can I get involved with ShopCare?
What are the benefits of registering with ShopCare?
By registering your details with ShopCare, you will automatically receive our newsletter, and updates on workstreams. You may also be invited to participate in working groups or to share information.