Verisafe has evolved from thought to reality and continues to evolve with each passing week.
Let's introduce the humans behind the system...
Phil Crocker is a qualified VET Teacher and mentor, and holds qualifications in training and assessment, Competitive System Practices, and music. He has worked across many industry sectors including education, aviation, and logistics and supply chain management. Humanitarian work and raising awareness for the prevention of domestic violence are his passions.
Craig Shepherd is a Wellingtonian who started off in the telecommunications industry and has 40 years’ experience in the security industry. He owns Harbour City Security Limited and has operated that for over 30 years so he has a good background in security and safety. He has been a volunteer ambulance officer with Wellington Free Ambulance for more than 5 years and also operates the Wellington Bird Rehabilitation Trust.
Hannah Milward is a Registered Nurse, massage therapist, and exercise science grad. She has worked in private health and wellness coaching, occupational health, and humanitarian work in Cambodia and Nepal. Personal safety, violence prevention, and giving back to the community are what get her fired up. She believes Verisafe is a means to deliver a service that can truly make a difference to people's lives.
Phil Milward arrived in Wellington 40 years ago. He has worked in the commercial property and safety management area for over 30 years. During this time he started a company called Safety First NZ and continues to jointly own GSN Limited which is an application development company focused on safety and compliance.
We were very happy to be finalists at the 2016 Sustainable Business Network Awards for the "Community Innovation" category. This year (2017), we are finalists in the "Hardwired for Social Good" category. Two years in a row feels pretty good!
We continue to work at reducing tech waste and at the same time provide our safety tool at low cost for those in need within the community.