A SafePlus accredited assessor can give you fresh, independent, expert insights and advice on how to elevate your health and safety practices.

Find out how SafePlus accredited assessors use the behavioural assessment approach to identify improvement priorities:

The assessment will:

  • observe practices, behaviours, attitudes perceptions and culture onsite
  • interview workers, managers and senior leaders at all levels
  • review the effectiveness of systems and processes
  • trace three key health and safety risks (including one work-related health risk) in your business to identify how well they are being managed
  • provide a detailed report with an illustration of performance and tailored advice to help you put the recommended improvements into action, and grow the health and safety capacity of the business together with your people.
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Onsite assessment and advisory service: A guide for business (PDF 366 KB)

A SafePlus onsite assessment for a mid-sized organisation (approx. 50 to a few hundred staff) is likely to take about five-eight assessor-days to complete. This estimate includes pre-assessment planning, time on site, report development, and presentation of results. Simple assessments for smaller businesses have been completed in three days, while those for larger and more complex organisations have taken several weeks. The intent and process of a SafePlus onsite assessment, coupled with individual client requirements, mean there are no fixed timing (or pricing) rules.

The main variable in the time (and cost) of an assessment is the number of people covered by interviews and conversations. Assessors will work with their client organisations to judge the right number of people to talk with, based on client-specific factors including:

  • size of the organisation (or the parts within your agreed scope)
  • risks to be assessed
  • number of levels of management and supervision within the organisation
  • number of locations, shifts and/or teams to be sampled
  • the degree of consistency of information they find from documents and their conversations and observations. Inconsistent feedback may need additional interviews to explore.

Anticipate discussions with about 20% of staff in a mid-sized organisation, via one-to-one and group interviews. More than 20% coverage is likely for organisations with fewer than 50 people, while a smaller proportion is likely for organisations with several hundred or more staff. Individual interviews take about 30-45 minutes each.

Other factors that have influenced assessors’ time needed (or duration) for assessments are:

  • whether the lead assessor needs to engage a subject specialist for one or more of the risks to be assessed
  • the extent of support the client wants in both preparing for the assessment, and presenting the results. For example, whether presentations to board, management and staff meetings are requested of the assessor.
  • the number of SafePlus accredited assessors involved. (We recommend at least two accredited assessors in most situations.) While sharing the work between two or more assessors doesn’t impact total assessor time on site, it will affect the assessment’s duration and may affect assessor costs
  • whether the assessment scope needs to be revisited after the assessment has started, for example, a risk that wasn’t considered important initially may be identified during interviews as a key issue to include
  • the extent of client feedback to the assessment report that the assessor needs to respond to.

The fee for using the SafePlus onsite assessment and advisory service is a matter between your organisation and the SafePlus assessor you commission.

Assessors are available throughout New Zealand. To find the assessors covering your area and view their profiles and contact details, click the plus sign below.

 

Assessor name and location Company name Contact details Coverage

Adrienne Pryde

Wellington

HSAW Limited

027 213 7588

Email

New Zealand

Alan Owen

Auckland

A A Solutions Limited

021 713 315

Email

Website(external link)

New Zealand

Barbara Ford

Timaru

Workplace Safety Systems Limited

027 612 6068

Email

LinkedIn(external link)

South Island, Wellington

Bradley White

Napier

Health and Safety Tailored For You Limited

021 605 549

Email

Website(external link)

New Zealand

Brian Holmes

Wellington

BHS Solutions Limited

021 046 7451

Email

Website(external link)

New Zealand

Charles De Lambert

Christchurch

Safe and Sound Solutions

027 623 9131

Email

Website(external link)

New Zealand

Christel Fouche

Auckland

IMPAC Services

021 403 607

Email

Website(external link)

New Zealand

Craig Macdonald

Whangaparaoa

All About People Limited

021 736 751

Email

Website(external link)

New Zealand 

Dan Davis

Hawke's Bay

IMPAC Services Limited

021 848 290

Email

Website(external link)

 New Zealand

Dave Furzeman

Dunedin

Site Safe NZ

021 845 614

Email

Website(external link)

Otago, Southland

Fiona Carney

Waikato

Van Schaik Health & Safety Solutions Limited 

021 0237 7547

Email

Website(external link)

New Zealand

Frank McCutcheon

Christchurch

Impac Services

021 2455742

Email 

New Zealand

Franz Assenmacher

Hawkes Bay

Safe OnSite NZ Limited

027 444 6544

Email

Website(external link)

New Zealand 

Garth Gulley

Wellington 

KPMG

021 628 654

Email

Website(external link)

New Zealand 

Greg Dearsly

Auckland

First 4 Safety Ltd

027 507 6919

Email

Website(external link)

North Island

Hans Buwalda

Waikato

EHSconsult

021 226 5590

Email

LinkedIn(external link)

New Zealand 

Heinrich Havemann

Auckland

Auckland Council

021 195 2687

Email

 

Helen Parkes

Queenstown 

Cosman Parkes Limited

021 833 377

Email

Website(external link)

New Zealand 

Ian Clark

Auckland

IC Safety Solutions Limited

021 954 338

Email

LinkedIn(external link)

Upper North Island

Jacqui Coyne-Apiata

Northland

 Coyne & Co. Consultants

 0204 127 1309

Email

Website(external link)

New Zealand

Jason Stapp

Wellington

New Zealand Racing Board

027 406 4970

Email

LinkedIn(external link)

New Zealand 

Jeena Murphy

Wellington

Working Wise Limited

027 261 7090

Email

Website(external link)

New Zealand 

Jerard Stock

Christchurch

Safe & Sound Solutions Limited

027 270 9501

Email

Website(external link)

New Zealand 

Joanne Graham

Hawkes Bay

LOOP Health and Safety Limited

027 418 0303

Email

Website(external link)

New Zealand 

John Fysh

Gisborne

RMF Consulting (NZ) Limited

021 367 233

Email

Website(external link)

 New Zealand

John Jury

Auckland

Workplace Assistance NZ Ltd

027 233 8819

Email

LinkedIn(external link)

New Zealand 

Laraine Brooke-Taylor

Nelson

LBT Workplace Safety Limited

027 825 1883

Email

LinkedIn(external link)

New Zealand 

Liz Bermingham

Christchurch

The HSE Hub Limited

021 245 6875

Email

Website(external link)

New Zealand 

Margaret van Schaik

Porirua

Van Schaik Health and Safety Solutions Limited

021 071 7704

Email

Website(external link)

New Zealand 

Martha Rowbotham

Wellington

HealthWorx Limited

027 245 6046

Email

New Zealand

Maxine Giffen

Christchurch

Impac Services

021 118 5296

Email

South Island

Mike Cosman

Wellington

Cosman Parkes Limited

021 479 674

Email

Website(external link)

New Zealand 

Mike Impey

Auckland

SHEQ Ltd

022 359 7233

Email

Website(external link)

North Island

Paul Coleman

Christchurch

Think What If Limited

021 778 523

Email

Website(external link)

New Zealand 

Philomena Lewis-Farrell

Lower Hutt

PLF Safety

022 046 5349

Email

LinkedIn(external link)

Wellington

Robyn Bennett

Dunedin

Avid Plus Limited

027 257 9996

Email

Website(external link)

New Zealand

Robyn Parkin

Wellington

4 C Health and Safety Ltd

022 6188 411

Email

LinkedIn(external link)

New Zealand 

Robyn Ross

Hawkes Bay

R G Ross Health & Safety

020 404 81206

Email

LinkedIn(external link)

New Zealand 

Samantha Prevezanos

Auckland

 

Coordinate (2015) Limited

021 818 397

Email

Website(external link)

Auckland

Sandra Jackson

Auckland

SKJ Management Services Limited

027 275 5062

Email

Website(external link)

Auckland

Shannon Wright

Christchurch

Imprint Safety Limited

027 240 5592

Email

Website(external link)

New Zealand

Sherry Johnston

Wellington

Sherry Johnston Consulting Ltd.

021 743 779

Email

Website(external link)

New Zealand

Shona Kelly

Whangarei

ReflectNZ Ltd

022 406 1144

Email

Website(external link)

North Island

Susan Edwards

Wellington

Rivelin Safety Limited

027 527 9791

Email

Website(external link)

Hawkes Bay, Manawatu -
Wanganui region, Nelson

Susan Rhodes

Auckland

Smart Safety Solutions Limited

021 570 570

Email

Website(external link)

New Zealand

Tracy Henderson

Bay of Plenty

Lockwood Management Services

021 206 5691

Email

LinkedIn(external link)

New Zealand

Troy Bayley

Auckland

Safe-T-Solutions

021 754 916

Email

LinkedIn(external link)

New Zealand

 

HASANZ also has guidance on how to select a health and safety consultant. Download the PDF from their website(external link) (PDF 666KB)

Becoming an accredited assessor

A comprehensive set of documents has been developed about the role of an assessor, for prospective and accredited assessors:

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SafePlus accreditation guide (PDF 71 KB)
PDF
Assessor competency specification (PDF 3.8 MB)
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Questions and answers for assessors (PDF 286 KB)