Donna Ridings is a Health & Safety Manager/Consultant, Owner and Operator of Must-Hang Café & Bakery. She was just recently selected to be featured in IAOTP’s Top 50 Fearless Leaders publication for this year.
While being selected to be published in IAOTPs Top 50 Fearless Leaders Publication is an honor, only 50 of the worlds most brilliant, courageous, inspirational professionals are selected for this distinction.
These special honorees are hand selected to share their stories of perseverance, resilience, passion, and strength. Donna Ridings has made outstanding contributions to society and had an incredible impact on her industry. A chapter will be dedicated to each honoree. The book is anticipated to be released in the 1st quarter of 2023.
Ms. Ridings will have a dedicated chapter in the 2nd Edition of the Top 50 Fearless Leaders Publication. She will be honored for this distinction at IAOTPs Annual Awards Gala in December 2023.
Donna is an accomplished leader with a track record of accomplishment in leadership, health, safety, and environment (HSE), business support, training and development, policy creation, and auditing and inspections. Donna is a committed Health and Safety Advisor in the Oil & Gas/Mining/Construction Industry. She has recently completed H&S Consultancy works for Calder Developments LTD, a reputable Building & Construction Company in the picturesque Wanaka and surrounding areas of New Zealand, along with several other construction companies. Donna has worked as a Health and Safety Manager and Advisor for a number of businesses, including Calder Stewart, Danone Nutricia, Switched On, March Construction, Central Systems, and Lycopodium EPCM. Her specialties include, but are not limited to, accident and incident investigations, staff liaison, risk assessment, hazardous substances, training development and delivery, health and safety legislation, auditing and recommending safe working practices, creating and implementing policies, keeping records, and responding to emergencies.
Donna earned a Cert IV in H&S in 2010 and then an Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Diploma in 2012 before beginning to embark on her professional career. She has more than twenty certifications in Health and Safety Management, earned via training and course creation. Donna also became the Owner and Manager of Must-Hang Café & Bakery, enabling her entrepreneurial spirit to set the tone for this new business.
Throughout her career, Donna has received awards and accolades and has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. She was featured on the famous Nasdaq Billboard in Times Square NYC. In 2020 she graced the front cover of TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine, and she was selected as Top Health & Safety Advisor by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). In 2021 she was selected as the Top Health & Safety Manager and Consultant of the Decade by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).
In her lifetime, Donna has been exposed to a wide variety of situations, which has helped her acquire a wide range of abilities. She is an exceptional leader with a strong background in strategic, operational human risk management, workplace health and safety, and both individual and group training. She has excellent listening skills and a track record of successfully advising, influencing, and mentoring team members in designing and implementing OSH&E management systems and procedures. Able to provide value to businesses and improve internal systems consistently. Donna also can conduct a Job Safety and Environmental Analysis thanks to prior experience running a Construction Risk Assessment Workshop (CRAW) (JSEA).
Donna owes her accomplishments to her perseverance, the guidance of those she has worked with in the past, and her natural aptitude to take the lead. She plans on continuing to provide her expertise to make workplaces risk-free for employees and secure for all machinery. When she's not working, she likes to see new places and spend time with her loved ones.
For more information on Donna Ridings please visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/donna-ridings-400743192/
To view her video biography please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxMqhgeoJr4
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