TriEx Newsletter – April 2017

Our latest TriEx Newsletter has just come out, and we’ve certainly had a busy month. We hope you all have enjoyed some time off over Easter and Anzac Day.

We have an update on the 2017 Flu Vaccination season which is now in full swing here at TriEx. If you haven’t booked your 2017 Workplace Flu Vaccination, it’s certainly not too late. You can also learn more about our Pre-Employment Medical assessments, which many of our clients find invaluable during their recruitment process.

You can also learn more about the AED (Automatic External Defibrilator) we now have on site, thanks to Alsco Fresh & Clean, plus a presentation from our Asbestos Technical Manager Craig Newsome, which he gave at a recent Asbestos trade breakfast hosted by Worksafe NZ.

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Healthy Vitamin C Rich Chicken Stirfry Recipe

Stir Fried Chicken with Basmati rice

One our Occupational Health Nurses, Penelope Fleming, was tasked with crafting  a healthy, but also simple, recipe for one of our clients to share with their busy team.

This simple but tasty Chicken Stirfry is rich in Vitamin C and is made from readily available ingredients. The vegetables are packed with Vitamin C for better health over the winter months, and the basmati rice has a favourable effect on blood glucose.

Serves 2 (easy to double to serve 4)


1 skinless chicken breast or 200gm chicken tenderloins (approx. 100gm per serving)

1 clove of garlic (or 1tsp crushed garlic from a jar)

2-3 medium sized carrots

1 small head of broccoli

1 small or ½ a large capsicum (red, orange, yellow or green)

1-2 tsp soya bean, rice bran or canola oil

1 whole star anise (optional)

½ Cup vegetable stock or boiling water

¼ Cup of uncooked Basmati rice


1 Tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp fish sauce (optional)

¼ tsp Chinese five spice

1 heaped tsp cornflour to thicken


Slice chicken breast/tenderloins into bite sized pieces and set aside on a separate board from the vegetables to avoid cross contamination from raw chicken

Peel and finely dice garlic clove

Finely slice or julienne carrot sticks

Finely slice capsicum or cut into chunks if preferred

Slice broccoli into bite sized pieces

Combine the sauce ingredients into a separate bowl or jug


Heat wok or wide based frying pan for up to one minute on high heat, add oil to hot pan, then add star anise and chicken.  Keep stirring and cook until juices run clear (smaller pieces will cook through faster).

Remove chicken from pan and add garlic, carrot and broccoli with a second tsp of oil if required. Turn heat down and stir continuously for about 1 minute.

Add vegetable stock or boiling water and steam with lid on for another minute (approximately).

Add the spice and sauce mixture to the pan and quickly stir.

Add more fluid if needed to coat the vegetables.

Return chicken to pan and stir to combine.


Serve the stir fry with half a cup of cooked basmati rice and garnish with chopped cashews if desired.

Rice Notes:
¼ Cup of uncooked rice converts to approx ½ Cup when cooked.
Basmati rice has a favourable effect on blood glucose.

Asbestos Survey and Management presentation with WorkSafe

Last week, WorkSafe NZ hosted an Asbestos trade breakfast at the Rydges Hotel in Christchurch. Our Asbestos Technical Manager, Craig Newsome spoke about the recent changes to Asbestos legislation and the employers duty to identify asbestos in buildings.

Legislation changes have changed the way we manage Asbestos. In the video of the presentation below, Craig talks about what Asbestos in buildings looks like and how to identify it. He also talks about what an Asbestos Refurbishment and Demolition survey looks like, and the effect it’ll have on your building.

Most importantly, Craig explains how it’s imperative that you undertake an Asbestos Survey before performing any work on your building.  Not only can it save you thousands of dollars, but it also reduces the risk of exposure to asbestos.


Training Calendar – April & May 2017

Our April and May Training Calendar is out today. April is upon us, so Easter and ANZAC brings us some shorter weeks this month.

To take advantage of this, we’ve discounted some of our Workplace First Aid Courses. Instead of the usual $147 for a First Aid Course, you can book one in for $99! This discount doesn’t apply to our Refresher First Aid courses.

Later this month we also have the 4 day British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) IP402 course: Surveying and Sampling Strategies for Asbestos in Building. This course is ideal for those who want to qualify as an asbestos building surveyor, and will provide a range of theory and practical knowledge.

Candidates for this course are expected to be aware of the contents of HSG264 Asbestos: The Survey Guide, and have some prior knowledge of carrying out asbestos surveys.

To download your copy of this months training calendar, click here.