Delivering Practical Health & Safety Solutions

DeRisk NZ

Offering practical health and safety, operations, human resources and leadership experience, spanning multiple sectors and industries, including construction and building services, sawmilling, pulp and paper, central and local government, manufacturing, meat and food processing, transport, major hazard facilities, agriculture and education sector.

Taupō based, DeRisk is a Health and Safety Consultancy that was founded to enable organisations to achieve practical health and safety outcomes focused on systems-based solutions.

DeRisk or de-risk

“take steps to make (something) less risky or less likely to involve a loss”

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Consulting Services

At DeRisk, we offer comprehensive consultancy services to help organisations improve their health and safety practices. Our focus is on providing practical advice and custom solutions that make sense for your organisation. We believe that health and safety should not be complicated, which is why we take a risk-based approach to deliver tailored solutions that meet your specific needs. By working with us, you can ensure a safer workplace and foster a culture of well-being and good practice.
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Contractor Health and Safety

We understand the unique safety challenges faced by organisations engaging contractors, or as a contractor or sole trader in the workplace. Our Contractor Health and Safety Services are designed to help you navigate the complexities of health and safety compliance and ensure the well-being of your business and its workers. If you’re a contractor and have to complete “pre-qualification” for a job you’re doing or work you’re looking at, we are able to turn this into a straightforward, repeatable process for you. We are experienced in helping all sized contractors from one-person businesses to those with large numbers of workers, with a range of different pre-qualification systems, including Site Wise, Totika, SHE Pre-Qual, Avetta Pre-Qual, IMPAC Pre-Qual, and Qualify365.
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Governance & Culture

At DeRisk, we understand the role that leadership plays by setting the strategy, determining risks, agreeing on objectives, resourcing, monitoring and reviewing performance, and assuring compliance with relevant legislation. Effective governance and leadership are key to creating an appropriate company culture that can support a safe and productive work environment. We offer a range of services to help businesses enhance their health and safety culture.
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Safety Consultants Taupo

Taupō based, DeRisk delivers practical health and safety solutions in Taupō,
Tūrangi, Waikato, B.O.P, Manawatū-Whanganui, and Hawkes Bay.

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Latest Updates and Resources

Stay informed with the latest news, updates, and resources from Derisk NZ. Here, we share insightful articles, industry trends, and practical tips to help you enhance your workplace safety. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the most up-to-date and relevant information in the field of health and safety.

Update from the courts

In a recent decision involving a prosecution by WorkSafe, the High Court found that a trust is not a ‘person’ (in the sense of a ‘person conducting a business or undertaking’) that can be prosecuted under the Health and Safety at Work Act. Following a tragic accident on a farm, WorkSafe charged both the ‘trust’ […]

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Business Leaders Health & Safety Forum – Update

2024 must be year of improvement for NZ’s high workplace harm toll, after another year of flatlining safety performance for New Zealand’s workers, businesses and communities, it’s imperative 2024 signals the start of a turnaround. The business leaders health and safety forum media release is attached below, its worth a quick read.  

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SaferMe Explained

Check out these short video’s, that explain more about SaferMe. If you would like to find out more about SaferMe, and how it can support your H&S objectives, please contact us.  

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Hear It from Our Clients

See the impact we've had on businesses and how we could do the same for you.

“I got Derek in to update our H&S management system. He was honest and did a great job. Highly recommend.”

Station Manager – Whareroa Station

Mark Bowsher

“Very knowledgeable and willing to put the effort in upfront to understand our situation. Tailored things to fit our business requirements without creating a pile of confusing admin for us”

Owner – That Dingo Guy, Palmerston North

Spencer Christiansen

“Helped us understand what we needed to have in place to meet our legal obligations, and provided some cost-effective solutions that he helped us implement”

Director – Silver Fin Sports

Gerald Lee

Connect with DeRisk – Your Partner in Health & Safety

Tailored, Practical Solutions for Diverse Business Needs

Leverage DeRisk’s 25 years of practical cross-sector experience to optimise your health, safety and wellbeing practices. Registered HASANZ professionals deliver bespoke consultancy and training solutions across Taupo and wider North Island. We simplify health and safety through practical advice, in-house support, strategy development, audits, and SafePlus Assessments. Our specialties encompass Technical Health and Safety Services, Governance & Leadership, Contractor Safety, and software solutions. Contact DeRisk today, your partner for a safer workplace.