Hazardous Substances Consultancy and Certification

We can help ensure your business or organisation is appropriately managing the storage and handling of hazardous substances in your workplace.

Under the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017, businesses and other organisations need to be aware of their obligations in relation to the hazardous substances that are present in their places of work.

Our Hazardous Substances Consultants will assess your facilities to ensure that you are aware of all potentially hazardous substances in your workplace and have appropriate procedures in place for storing and handling these substances to meet your legislative requirements.

Location Compliance Certification

If your workplace stores certain substances that may be flammable, corrosive or toxic in quantities above a specified amount (including LPG, diesel and petrol) these require a Location Compliance Certificate.

Stationary Container and Process Container Certification

Stationary tanks are used to store or supply hazardous liquids, while process containers are stationary containers that hold a hazardous substance during manufacture or use, for example mixing containers, distillation columns, chemical driers or dip tanks.

Stationary tanks and process containers must meet legal requirements and if they are above the threshold quantities, they must be certified.

Our team can carry out this certification for you. We will inspect and audit your site and your containers to ensure that your tanks and containers meet the required specifications and issue you with a Compliance Certificate or advise you on what changes need to be made to achieve certification.


Health and Safety Consultancy

We can evaluate your current practices to see if they meet the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

Health and Safety at Work NZ offers a range of health and safety consultancy services to help organisations ensure compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. Evaluating and improving health and safety practices is crucial for the wellbeing of both employees and the business itself.

Risk Assessment: Conduct thorough risk assessments to identify potential hazards in your workplace. This can include physical, chemical, biological, ergonomic, and psychosocial hazards and develop strategies to mitigate these risks.

Compliance with Regulations: Ensure that your current practices align with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and any other relevant health and safety regulations. Regularly update your policies and procedures to reflect any changes in legislation. This can include:

Health and Safety Policies: Establish clear and comprehensive health and safety policies and procedures that are tailored to your organisation’s specific needs and risks. These should be communicated effectively to all employees.

Training and Induction: Provide customised health and safety induction training for new employees, see further details in the training section of this website

Emergency Response: Develop and communicate emergency response plans and procedures. Ensure that employees know what to do in case of accidents, injuries, or emergencies.

Incident Reporting: Implement a robust incident reporting system that encourages employees to report any incidents, near misses, or unsafe conditions promptly. Investigate and take corrective actions as necessary.

Safety Culture: Promote a strong safety culture within your organisation. Encourage employees at all levels to prioritise safety.

Continuous Improvement: Regularly review and assess your health and safety practices to identify areas for improvement. Collect feedback from employees, conduct safety audits, and adapt your systems accordingly. See the auditing section of this website.

By actively addressing these points and continuously improving your health and safety practices, you can create a safer work environment for your employees and reduce the risk of accidents and legal liabilities. Compliance with regulations is not just a legal requirement but also a moral responsibility to protect the wellbeing of your workforce.



Auditing is an essential part of health and safety. We can carry out independent audits of your business at an agreed frequency.

Health & Safety at Work NZ Ltd offers auditing services as an essential part of health and safety. Auditing plays a crucial role in ensuring workplace safety and compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and relevant regulations.

Regular Audits: Conducting regular audits is a proactive approach to identifying potential hazards and ensuring that health and safety practices are consistently implemented within your organisation.

Regular audits help prevent accidents and injuries by identifying and addressing issues before they become major problems.

Site Audits for New Premises: One-off site audits for new premises are essential to assess and address any safety concerns and ensure that the new location complies with health and safety requirements. This is particularly important during the setup phase to create a safe working environment from the start.

Compliance Audits: Auditing health and safety policies and procedures helps organisations ensure that they comply with the latest health and safety legislation. This can include reviewing and updating policies as needed to meet regulatory requirements.

Construction Site Inspections: Ongoing inspections of construction sites are critical to maintaining a safe working environment in a dynamic and high-risk industry. Regular inspections help identify potential hazards and ensure compliance with safety regulations.

Independence: Independent audits provide an unbiased assessment of health and safety practices within an organisation. This objectivity helps in identifying areas for improvement without internal bias.

In summary, auditing is an integral part of maintaining a safe and compliant workplace. Health & Safety at Work NZ Ltd’s services cover a wide range of auditing needs, which can help businesses in New Zealand ensure the wellbeing of their employees and adhere to legal requirements.


Accident Investigation

When accidents occur, it is important to investigate fully the causes of the accident.

Health and Safety at Work NZ Ltd can assist with workplace safety and accident investigations. We understand the importance of conducting thorough investigations into workplace accidents, not for the purpose of assigning blame but to understand what happened and why. This understanding can help in preventing similar incidents from occurring in the future.

The key points:

Independent Investigations: It can be challenging for someone within an organisation to conduct an objective investigation due to potential biases. Therefore, we offer to undertake independent investigations.

Risk Reduction: After the investigation, we provide recommendations on how to implement measures to reduce the risk of future accidents. This includes preventive measures and safety improvements.

WorkSafe NZ Notifications: We can assist with notifying WorkSafe NZ, the government agency responsible for workplace safety and health in New Zealand.

Corrective Actions: We offer follow-up advice and can help with the implementation of corrective actions if necessary. This ensures that the recommendations made after the investigation are actually put into practice.

Our services are focused on helping businesses create safer work environments by thoroughly investigating accidents, understanding their root causes, and taking proactive measures to prevent recurrence. This approach aligns with the principles of effective health and safety management in the workplace.


Health and Safety Pre-qualification Support

We can assist your business to prepare submissions to achieve pre-qualification for Tōtika, Sitewise, PreQual and ISNetworld.

Companies tendering for work in the construction and infrastructure sectors are now as a matter of course required to have achieved health and safety pre-qualification with either Sitewise, PreQual or ISNetworld.

The team at Health and Safety at Work NZ can help guide you through this process and take the stress out of collating the relevant documentation for your submission.

We have a great deal of knowledge and experience in this area with Kelvin being a National Assessor for Sitewise and Wendy having assisted many companies to prepare their submissions and achieve pre-qualification with all three systems.



Customised Health and Safety Training is designed to address the specific needs and risks of a particular workplace or industry.

We can cover a wide range of health and safety topics, including hazard identification, risk assessment, emergency procedures, and compliance with relevant regulations. This ensures that employees receive the information and skills they need to stay safe while performing their job duties.

Toolbox talks are short, informal training sessions conducted on a regular basis to discuss specific safety topics. They allow workers to share experiences, ask questions, and reinforce safety awareness. Toolbox talks are a valuable tool for promoting a safety culture and addressing specific issues or concerns that may arise in the workplace.

Wellbeing training encompasses various aspects of physical and mental health, stress management, and overall employee wellness. Promoting employee wellbeing can lead to increased productivity, reduced absenteeism, and a healthier work environment.

Job-specific safety training ensures that employees are well-prepared to safely perform their job duties and handle any potential risks that may arise.

Induction training is typically provided to new employees when they join an organisation. It familiarises workers with the company’s safety policies, procedures, and workplace expectations and helps new employees integrate into the organisation smoothly while emphasising the importance of safety from day one.

Health and Safety at Work NZ’s training services contribute to creating a safer and healthier workplace for employees and help organisations meet their legal obligations regarding workplace safety.