A 5-step checklist to choosing a H&S consultant

01 Nov 2016

When you’re looking for a health and safety consultant, it’s important to hire a qualified expert who can provide you with the right kind of support. As a not-for-profit organisation, Site Safe has always been focused on making sure good health and safety advice is easily accessible to everyone in the industry, from large companies to small businesses.

To help businesses get the right kind of support, the Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ), the national umbrella organisation representing all workplace health and safety professions, has developed a simple five question checklist.

Here’s how Site Safe stacks up:

1. What professional associations does Site Safe belong to?

Site Safe is a corporate member of the New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM), a member of Standards NZ and is registered as a Category 1 Private Training Establishment with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

2. What qualifications and/or certifications does Site Safe have?

Site Safe health and safety advisors have a raft of technical health and safety qualifications including:

  • National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety and Injury Prevention (Level 4, Theory)
  • NZ Certificate in Environmental Management
  • Certificate in Construction Site Safety
  • National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (UK-based) Diplomas and Certificates
  • NZQA National Certificate in Suspended Scaffolding
  • NZQA National Certificate in Advanced Scaffolding
  • Teachers Diploma
  • New Zealand Registered Electrician Trade Certificate
  • National Certificate in Training, Assessment and Education
  • National Certificate in Adult Education (Level 4)

For a full list of each advisor’s qualifications, please refer to the profiles online.

3. What relevant skills and experience does Site Safe have for this job?

Since it was formed in 1999, Site Safe has been influential in creating a positive change in the health and safety culture of New Zealand’s construction industry. Our training is recognised by New Zealand’s major construction firms. Some of our advisors are involved in WorkSafe development groups and are representatives on Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) groups consulting on guidance, standards and regulations. Our advisors also provide auditing and consulting services to some of New Zealand’s most recognised companies.

4. Can you give examples of similar work Site Safe has done recently?

Contact us for details of related services we have provided to clients throughout New Zealand.

5. May I contact your clients to ask about your work for them?

We are happy to provide the contact details of clients who have agreed to provide comment on the services we have provided.

Call 0800 Site Safe (748 372) or email comments@sitesafe.org.nz for further information.