A force to be reckoned with

ACT Safety Ltd is a private Health and Safety training provider, accredited by NZQA as a Private Category 1 PTE providing Health and  Safety Industry training to the New Zealand workforce for the past 13 years. With our all-around approach to services, from providing  H&S audits, consultancy and developing and implementing Health and Safety processes and systems, we work with our clients to  determine their training needs, helping them to meet their compliance requirements and focusing on Staff development.

With our custom-built facility in East Tamaki, Auckland and soon-to-open facility at Twigger Street in Christchurch, we provide high  quality industry training. Anyone who has trained with ACT Safety will testify to the warm and friendly customer services team, very experienced industry trainers and of course not to mention the excellent morning teas and lunches provided. This has become part and  parcel of who we are.

Focusing on safety is not just the right thing to do; it’s the smart thing to do.

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) is New Zealand’s key work health and safety law. It introduced new responsibilities for  managing workrelated risks that can cause serious injury, illness or even death. Having good health and safety practices in place is now more important than ever before.

Health and Safety Representatives (HSR) from within an organisation help make the workplace safe. Health and Safety Representative  training teaches the right skills needed to be an effective and proactive asset to the organisation. Any unit standards that are completed  by HSRs at Stage 2 or Stage 3 courses can count as NZQA credits towards tertiary education, and continuous development.

Stage one – introduction to the role of a HSR (mandatory)

  • NZQA US 29315 – describes the roles and functions of the Health and Safety Representative
  • NZQA US 30264 Health and Safety Champion describes the duties, rights, representation, and regulator in terms of NZ health and safety legislation

Under these HSWA all HSRs must complete initial training (stage one (1) to be considered a trained HSR and meet the recognised (NZQA) Unit Standard (US) 29315 for Stage 1 course. This stage will cover the importance of worker engagement, participation, and  representation, basic risk management, purpose, and correct use of the Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN).

Stage two – investigation and managing risk

NZQA Unit Standards (US) which are generally used in stage 2 for HSR professional development are:

  • US 30265 – Apply health and safety risk assessment to a job role
  • US 17601 – Produce an occupational health and safety incident investigation

Interested in learning more about the Health and Safety at Work Act?

Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 No 70 (as at 13 June 2023), Public Act Contents – New Zealand Legislation

Why not check out our Health and Safety Representative Courses which have been specially designed for H&S graduates, co-ordinators, administrators, new advisers or H&S Reps who want to develop their H&S knowledge further.

For all other courses available visit our website www.actsafety.co.nz or contact our friendly team on 0800 270 959 for training nation-wide or on your own site.

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