Health and Safety Policy and Compliance

Effective Health and Safety has become increasingly important for businesses in New Zealand, leaving many with that question of "How do I know my safety practices are good?" A large majority of business owners are working in and on their business without the resources to spend the time on putting together policies, procedures, systems - and implementing or maintaining them effectively. 

This is where a dedicated advisor and practitioner can come in, relieve the stress, and work with you to develop your workplace health and safety whilst ensuring that you are providing your services, as safely as possible. It is not only about policy, it is about risk assessment, and the minimising or elimination of potentially harmful hazards in your workplace or business.

The support and guidance you need will be provided to you every step of the way, from someone who knows you and your business. 

Do you already have existing Health and Safety Systems?

An assessment and review of your current system will be conducted and a list of recommendations provided to you.

If there are changes required, you will be assisted with:

  • Making the necessary changes to bring your systems and policies in line with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and associated regulations
  • Writing policy for, and helping to implement easy-to-manage procedure changes
  • Collaborating with existing team members to ensure a smooth transition

Are you looking to design a new Health and Safety system?

After an initial assessment, and list of recommendations:

  • A specific management system and policy will be created, unique to your business needs and size
  • Assistance with Health and Safety meetings, training and providing guidance with policy implementation. 
  • Incorporating additional legislative and industry guidelines unique to your industry

Once your management system and policy is in place ā€“ support and guidance is provided and maintained.

H&S Process and System Improvement

There may be some simple improvements that can be implemented in order to make the administration, management and reporting within your health and safety plan much more streamlined.

A small change, could make a big difference that could save significant time and money.

Enquire today by submitting an enquiry.

Safety at Work ā€“ Investigation and Reporting Systems Improvement

Having the correct procedure to monitor and investigate incidents and events in the workplace is not only essential, but it will also improve safety, prevent future injury, and is a key step in the consistent monitoring and improvement of safety performance.

In New Zealand there is a legal requirement to report notifiable events to Worksafe NZ. A notifiable event is a death or specified injuries, illness or incident as defined in the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Understanding your obligations and the process around investigating incidents, accidents and injury at work can be time consuming, and produce inconclusive results when not handled correctly, however with the experience of a specialised service, the entire process can be streamlined, and real and conclusive remedial action can result.

KSM offer the following investigation services:

  • Workplace accidents and incident investigation
  • Formal investigations
  • Contractor vetting
  • Evidence gathering
  • Root cause analysis of incidents resulting in injury or damage to property/equipment
  • Process failures
  • High risk work safety process auditing
  • Review of internal investigations 

Our lead investigator has over 33 yearsā€™ experience having previously worked in the NZ Police Force (includes 10 years within the CIB), as a private investigator and specialises in dealing with General Insurance, Liability and ACC. 

We have experience in ISO accreditation for Quality, Health & Safety, and Environmental business systems, including investigating workplace incidents, motor vehicle accidents and events relating to potential environmental issues. 

If you feel this could benefit your business, or you have had a workplace incident or incidents you would like more thoroughly investigated, we encourage you to fill out this questionnaire and then arrange a consultation with our team.