Health and Safety Business Partner Luke Lockton

Name: Luke Lockton
Position: Safety Advisor – Maintenance, Asset Management and Coal Operation
Started at LPC: December 5, 2011
What does your job involve?
Supporting multiple area managers and staff with their day to day safety concerns. Identifying improvement opportunities, assessing and managing risks, post-incident investigations.

What’s the most unique part of your role?
No day is the same, there’s always new improvement opportunities and safety challenges in such a dynamic environment.

What challenges do you enjoy in your job?
Identifying improvements that will be fit for purpose in such a unique working environment.

What makes you proud to work at the Port?
The people, the sense of family. And my own family’s history with the Port.

Who or what inspires you?
People making a real difference in the safety space which ultimately is helping people go home to their families every day. Such as Dr Todd Conklin and his Human and Organisational performance approach to safety (come see me for an explanation). It’s cool stuff.

If you could be anywhere in the world right now it would be…
Road tripping New Zealand, The best country in the world! With my family.

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?
I have a nearly 4-year-old daughter with an attitude much bigger than her so that keeps me busy, other than that I bought a doer-upper house so that takes time (people said it was the way to go, I now no longer like those people.) Finding time and things to enjoy with my partner Natasha.

What’s something people may not know about you?
I grew up next to Margaret Mahy and have a book of hers “Beaten by a balloon” dedicated to me and my brother.

Pictured below: A story in an October 1973 edition of the Lyttelton Harbour Board Staff News about Luke’s father and grandfather, Charlie and Gavin Lockton.

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