Health and Safety Consultancy

Our consulting division can provide customised solutions on a range of topics to help your business
keep safe and on track when it comes to managing its most crucial asset – its people.

The team have up to date multisectoral experience with cutting edge knowledge so rest assured your in safe hands.

Ensure you protect your business and your employees with the right advice and support. Our team of consultants cover towns from Taupo to Northland. Here's some of what we can help you with.
For more information and bookings, free call AdviceLine 0800 300 362.

 

  • OHS management systems design & implementation We can help you implement effective systems for your business.
  • Critical risk Understand and carry out critical risk reviews in your business.
  • WorkSafe SafePlus AssessmentsA toolkit you can use to understand what good health and safety looks like, beyond minimum legal requirements.

Meet the team

Our team of seasoned experts is on-hand to help you with any of your Employment Relations or Human Resources issues, and to help keep your people safe.

  • Armin Naghizadeh Head of Consultancy armin@ema.co.nz
    +64 (9) 3670900
    Armin leads our experienced network of consultants in the employment relations, human resources and health and safety fields. He has a legal and management background having graduated from Waikato University and was admitted to the bar in 2011. Armin’s experience incorporates his expertise in employment legislation alongside his skills gained in management roles within health and financial services. Read more
  • Geoff Brokenshire Health & Safety Consultant - Waikato geoff.brokenshire@ema.co.nz
    021 595 090
    Geoff has more than 40 years’ experience in handling chemicals in all situations including laboratories and manufacturing plants. He is very experienced in establishing environmental, quality, and health & safety (EQHS) management systems to comply with ISO9001, ISO14001 and AS/NZS4801 standards. Geoff has specialist interests in HSNO (Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1997) compliance. He has had broad exposure to the compliance requirements associated with product registration and manufacture within a wide range of environments and industries. Geoff maintains his currency with legislative changes (current and proposed) through his professional associations and attending professional development training and information days. He has understanding of key off-shore legislation which is being used as the basis for changes to key New Zealand legislation especially in health and safety. Read more
  • Linda Browne Health & Safety Consultant - BOP linda.browne@ema.co.nz
    027 5609 131
    Linda has more than 15 years dedicated Health and Safety and Quality Systems and proven experience in a number of businesses that have ranged from electrical contracting to distribution, agriculture to manufacturing, healthcare to logistics. Linda holds a Post Graduate Dip (QS and OHS) and has proven experience in establishing Quality and health and safety management frameworks that comply with ISO9001, ISO45001, AS/NZ 4801, in addition Linda has implemented and maintained ACC Accredited Employers Program (AEP) framework. Linda specialises in Health and Safety strategic planning, conducting risk assessments, mobile plant/traffic management, incident investigation, worker engagement and onsite safety inspections. Linda’s approach to Health and Safety is based on the belief that people are part of the solution, ensuring to offer practical tailored solutions. Linda works with clients in a partnership model to allow businesses to take charge of their health and safety with direct, tailored solutions that work in the real world. Read more
  • Sheree Camilleri Health & Safety Consultant - Northland Sheree.Camilleri@EMA.CO.NZ
    021 612 005
    Sheree’s approach is to work alongside business teams to build their capabilities and knowledge of H&S compliance requirements and enabling them to take ownership of their Health and Safety Management system. This is achieved by reviewing or implementing customised health and safety management systems, identifying organisational wide training needs, and transitioning team members from varying degrees of confusion and frustration of health and safety requirements, to a space of confidence, understanding and ownership of a systematic and effective management system that overall improves the performance of their business. She draws upon significant practical experience of business ownership in the Early Childcare Industry and Adventure Tourism/ Event Management Industry, as well as business advisory and Health and Safety Inspectoral roles for Department of Labour (now WorkSafe), Health Care, Social Services, Corporate and Service sectors, and a current trainer and course developer for EMA. Particular focus areas are: development and reviewing of Safety Management Systems, hazard ID and risk management, incident investigation (ICAM), worker engagement and consultation, contractor management, identifying training needs and delivery of customised training programmes. Sheree looks forward to working with organisations that seek continuous improvement of their work environments and people capabilities and wish to be active participants to problem solving internal H&S challenges. Read more
  • Susan Rhodes Health & Safety Consultant - Auckland susan.rhodes@ema.co.nz
    021 570 570
    Susan is an experienced and well respected Safety and Compliance Consultant with 20 years experience across a wide variety of industries, including transport and distribution (rail, airports, long and short haul trucking), manufacturing (both heavy and light), service industries such as food production, retail, office environments, aged care and healthcare. She has a highly successful record of implementing Safety Management Systems, and has a thorough working knowledge of safety compliance and risk. Susan has been consulting for the EMA for four years, helping clients develop and implement health and safety management systems, preparing health and safety systems for audits, developing work instructions and SOP’s as well s other health and safety tasks such as contractor management, risk control etc Read more
  • Keith Robinson Health & Safety Consultant - Auckland Keith.Robinson@ema.co.nz
    027 278 7759
    Keith has been consulting in health and safety since 1997. Although he is a "generalist", his passion is in the supply chain sector - manufacturing, warehousing and logistics. Keith has tools to provide health and safety reviews for clients and then all of the forms, templates, consulting and training to help the client reach a "compliant" standard ... and then beyond. Read more
  • Brent Sutton Health & Safety Consultant - Auckland brent.sutton@ema.co.nz
    027 5905 442
    Brent has over 13 years’ experience in occupational risk management and health and safety to Safety Associates. Brent works in partnership with clients, providing practical advice to address health and safety risks and develop strategies to drive improvements in safety culture. He is well regarded as a safety coach and for assisting clients to understand the importance of safety governance, setting clear and understandable safety objectives and providing safety leadership. Brent is also a specialist in health and safety critical event management of serious harm and fatality incidents. Read more