About Us

Who We Are

Welcome to DeRisk NZ, your trusted partner in health and safety management. With over 25 years of practical experience, our team of HASANZ registered professionals are committed to enhancing workplace safety across various sectors in New Zealand. At DeRisk NZ, our primary goal is to simplify health and safety for our clients, delivering practical, bespoke solutions that meet their unique needs. Our values are rooted in integrity, professionalism, and an unwavering commitment to health and safety excellence. We believe in nurturing a culture of safety that protects your workforce and contributes to your business’s overall productivity and success.

Our Values

Core Values Driving Our Passion for Health and Safety

Integrity

In an industry where our advice and services directly impact the health, safety and well-being of people, maintaining the highest level of honesty and ethical conduct is paramount. At DeRisk NZ, we uphold a commitment to transparency and trust in all our interactions.

Expertise

With our cross-sector experience and our team of registered professionals, we bring the highest level of knowledge and skills to every project. Continuous learning and development is a cornerstone of our company, ensuring we stay abreast of the latest health and safety regulations, standards, and best practices.

Client-Centred Approach

We believe that each client and workplace is unique, requiring a tailored approach to health and safety. We listen attentively to our clients’ needs and concerns, delivering bespoke solutions that fit their specific circumstances. We view our clients as partners in the journey towards safer workplaces, and their satisfaction is our highest priority.

Derek Bensemann

DIRECTOR / PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT

CertProfNZISM | DipHSM | DipMan |
HASANZ Registered Health and Safety Professional

Derek is an experienced health and safety professional with more than 20 years of experience across Australasia in primary industries, construction, manufacturing, major hazard facilities, agriculture and education sectors.

Derek has held senior management roles on both sides of the Tasman, gaining extensive operations and human resource management experience, having also worked in the public service as the Ministry of Education’s Health and Safety Manager. Derek has more than a decade’s experience successfully developing and implementing safety management systems, is an experienced investigator used to working in high-risk environments and workplace trainer who enjoys solving problems with practical solutions.

Holding a Diploma in Health and Safety Management and Management from the New Zealand Institute of Management (NZIM), and a Diploma in Applied Management from the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT). Derek is a registered Health and Safety Professional with the Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ) and a Certified Professional Member of the New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM).

Derek is based in Taupo, a keen outdoors person, a member of the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association and a warranted range officer.

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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 NZ – Your Comprehensive Health and Safety Partner

Tailored, Practical Approaches for Diverse Business Needs

Leverage DeRisk NZ’s 25 years of cross-sector experience to optimise your health and safety management system. Our HASANZ registered professionals deliver bespoke consultancy and training solutions across New Zealand. We simplify health and safety through practical advice, in-house support, health and safety strategy development, audits, and SafePlus Assessments. Our specialities encompass Technical Health and Safety Services, Governance & Leadership, Contractor Safety, and software solutions. Contact DeRisk NZ today, your partner for a safer workplace.