Aaron Kennaway

Aaron Kennaway

Tasman/Marlborough/West Coast

Safety Advisor

P: 027 359 4544

E: akennaway@sitesafe.org.nz


      Changing culture takes time. Aaron is known for having a practical approach to health and safety. By helping people understand the ‘why’ and the ‘how’, he can change their thinking from reluctant compliance to competence and care. By getting alongside people, Aaron helps them develop workable solutions that will endure the test of real-life work. He has 15 years’ experience as a former NZ Police Detective and Dept of Labour Inspector. Using ICAM and other techniques he can get to the root cause and recommend practical solutions to prevent re-occurrence.

Aaron has experience in Commercial and Civil Construction, Horticulture, Viticulture, Sawmilling, Food Production, Aquaculture, Manufacturing, and Forestry.

Specific Expertise

  • Policy review
  • Establishing positive H&S culture
  • Accident investigation
  • Worker engagement and participation
  • Policy writing implementation
  • Contractor management
  • Auditing work sites
  • Return to work
  • Writing SSSP/SWMS
  • Mobile plant and machinery


  • HASANZ Registered
  • NZISM Graduate Level Membership
  • NEBOSH (UK) International General Certificate
  • Post Graduate Diploma in H&S Management (Risk) Level 7
  • National Certificate in Adult Education and Training (Level 4)
  • ICAM Investigation Techniques
  • Diploma in NZ Policing (formerly a Detective)
  • Formerly a Dept of Labour H&S Inspector