Leadership and Strategy

Leadership and Strategy

At DeRisk NZ, we understand the critical role that leadership plays by setting the vision and strategy for health and safety, mapping risks, determining risk appetite/tolerance, agreeing on objectives, setting priorities and resourcing, monitoring and reviewing performance, and assuring compliance with relevant legislation.

Effective leadership is key to creating a safe and productive work environment. We offer a range of services to help businesses enhance their health and safety leadership practices.

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Independent Reviews

Our team of experts at DeRisk NZ conducts independent reviews to assess the effectiveness of your current health and safety systems and processes. Through a comprehensive evaluation, we identify areas of strength and opportunities for improvement. By understanding your unique challenges and objectives, we provide valuable insights and recommendations to enhance your health and safety performance.

Training & Development

We offer tailored development opportunities designed to equip businesses with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage due diligence requirements within their organisations. These interactive sessions cover a range of topics, including enterprise and critical risks, assurance activities, as well as other governance requirements.

Governance Structure

Our experienced consultants can assist you in developing a robust governance structure that aligns with your organisation’s goals and values. We work collaboratively with you to establish clear roles, responsibilities, and accountability structures to ensure effective governance of health and safety. This provides a solid foundation for driving continuous improvement and ensuring effectiveness of the wider health and safety strategy and health and safety management system.


DeRisk NZ can support you in developing a health and safety strategy tailored to your specific industry and business needs. We help you identify opportunities and the activities within your organisation that can support your long term health and safety plans with a comprehensive approach that supports your due diligence duties and takes proactive measures to protect the well-being of your workforce.

Monitoring and Review

Monitoring and review of health and safety performance enables a business to understand how well their arrangements are working in practice and identify improvement opportunities. Having robust monitoring processes embedded in your management system are crucial for demonstrating your commitment to health and safety, and provides the ability to use the results for analysis and reporting back to workers and upwards to the board etc. Our experts assist you in developing comprehensive reporting systems that capture relevant data, track key performance indicators, and ensure work as planned reflects work as done. With clear and concise reporting mechanisms in place, you can make informed decisions and continuously improve your health and safety outcomes.

SafePlus Assessments

DeRisk NZ is accredited to conduct SafePlus assessments, a health and safety performance improvement toolkit developed by WorkSafe, ACC, and MBIE. We can assess your organisation using the SafePlus tools, and help with any corrective actions. SafePlus offers a model of ‘good’ health and safety performance. The toolkit helps both small and large organisations understand their current practices and initiate positive and ongoing change to drive a strong health and safety culture.

Contact DeRisk NZ today to learn more about how our services can help you improve your health and safety governance and leadership.

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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.