Kate Sutcliffe
Health and safety specialist

Providing health and safety services to
new zealand businesses

Legislation was passed in 2015 which changed health and safety requirements. Businesses have a legal and moral obligation to get it right. There is a need to know your business risks and to manage them.
Clear, integrated systems lead to good business outcomes, as well as helping to keep you and your workers safe.
And that's where I come in. I can coach you through the Plan, Do, Check, Act process to help your business be the best. Interested? Get in touch!

Helping businesses be their best

Struggling to make sense of the new legislation? Got an off-the-shelf system you are not sure how to implement? Need to get staff and managers on board with changes? Perhaps I can help...My aim is to build confidence and capability in individuals or teams so they are able to implement health and safety systems themselves.I have been a health and safety professional for over 20 years, working in the areas of consulting, auditing and enforcement. This experience means I am able to articulate information so it is easily understood and applicable at an operational level. I have extensive knowledge and expertise in working with businesses in many sectors and of various sizes, successfully adapting my delivery to ensure individual business needs are met.I am based in North Canterbury and am committed to serving the local community for their health and safety needs. As well as helping keep workplaces safer, I have a husband and two little Sutcliffe's that keep me busy, and a growing food forest to nurture and nibble.Professional Qualifications
HASANZ Registered
ProfNZISM - Professional Membership of New Zealand Institute of Safety Management
ACC Approved Auditor – ACC Fleetsaver Programme
OHS Management Systems Auditor Course - Exemplar Global (Certificate No: ACC-0614-08OHS)
RABQSA / Exemplar Global OSH Certification for:
- Management systems auditing
- Auditing OHS management systems
- Leading management system audit team
Diploma in Health and Safety at Work Enforcement - Nottingham Trent University / Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, London
NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety - Professional Training Centre, Colchester, UK
BSc (Hons) Degree in Environmental Science – University of Plymouth


Coaching / Consulting
Don't know where to start? Perhaps you have bought a health and safety package but it sits on the shelf. I can help get this implemented and working for you; making it part of your everyday operations.
Policies / Procedures
Sometimes documenting what you do in practice can be challenging and time-consuming. I am well-practiced in writing policies and procedures in consultation with you and your workers, whether it is whole management systems, or some areas which need improvement.
Critical Risk Management Systems
What systems do you have in place for managing your critical risks? I can work with you and your workers to identify, control and document the health and safety risks you have in your business.
As well as consulting with businesses, I facilitate workshop sessions with staff or managers on a variety of topics. Communicating and engaging with workers is a fundimental part of making the systems work.
The value of auditing your current systems is often overlooked. Carrying out internal audits is a great way of seeing where the system is working well and where there are opportunities for improvement. As a trained auditor, I can help with this and provide an action plan for the next steps.
How much do you, your board and other Officers know about your legal obligations under current health and safety legislation? A presentation or training session may be helpful to clarify your responsibilitiies. Get in touch to book a session.
Sometimes keeping up with your health and safety processes can become overwhelming and you need help sorting and prioritising. Let me help you set administration tasks to keep on top of the system maintenance.
ACC Fleet Saver Programme
This health and safety audit programme is aimed at companies operating 5 or more heavy goods service vehicles, of more than 3,500kg. As an Approved ACC Auditor, I am able to carry out your audit, or help you with implementing your fleet management systems. Contact me for more information and to check eligibility requirements.


Please contact me for more details or to discuss tailor-made options

North Canterbury
New Zealand
+64 2102 359 406
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