If your business needs a little extra help with health and safety (H&S), hiring a specialist advisor can make a difference, particularly if the risks you need to manage are detailed and technical.
The Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ) has put together a checklist of five questions to ask potential advisors:
HASANZ is the national umbrella organisation of workplace health and safety professions. Its member associations include the NZ Institute of Hazardous Substances Management, the NZ Institute of Safety Management, and Occupational Therapy New Zealand - Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa. HASANZ’s website has a full list of member associations and it describes how they help businesses.
The easiest way to find a qualified health and safety advisor with proven experience is to search the HASANZ Register. It’s free to use.
The HASANZ Register is a one-stop shop for reliable, quality health and safety advice and services. Businesses can find professional help on everything from managing noise and workplace stress to doing health and safety audits. All of the advisors on the HASANZ Register have met high competency standards. Look for the HASANZ Registered quality mark – it’s like a warrant of fitness to practise as a workplace health and safety professional in New Zealand.