Chris Fryer is Upshot's Health & Safety specialist. Chris first became involved in business Health & Safety over 30 years ago, before the Health & Safety Act was introduced into NZ law. At that time, he was working with iconic New Zealand business Fletchers, and remained with Fletchers until 1998.
Chris also spent many years with a transport and logistics ITO (industry training organisation), assisting companies with upskilling their staff in Health & Safety and other core competencies. He also worked closely with ACC and their Driver Safe programme. Chris has managed Health & Safety on large and complex construction sites as well as manufacturing and distribution sites, and has worked with scores of small business owners both as an independent Health & Safety consultant and as a permanent,
Does your business comply with Health & Safety laws?
Unfortunately, many businesses have a Health & Safety Policy that's just sitting in a file somewhere.
With regulations tightening up and Work Safe NZ scrutinising businesses much more closely - especially in certain industries - now is the time to re-visit your policy and ensure you are meeting legal requirements.
Do you have a documented Hazards Register? Do you have regular Health & Safety meetings? Do you have established Safe Work Practices and regular Workplace Audits? If not, you could face serious penalties.
We can help with:
Health & Safety Policies
Chris has developed a number of Health & Safety Policy templates, that can be tailored to your business, saving you cost and time.
The NZ Health & Safety legislation requires "active employee involvement". We can train your staff (a nominated Health & Safety officer or a team) to manage Health & Safety themselves - leading Health & Safety meetings, inducting new staff, undertaking workplace audits, etc.
Regular Workplace Audits may be an important aspect of your Health & Safety policy. We're happy to take care of this for you on a programmatic basis. We're also believers in saving you cost, so whilst undertaking an audit, we can also up-skill a member of your staff to take over this task.
Any Industry, Any Size
Every business in New Zealand requires, by law, a documented and active Health & Safety policy. Whether you're in retail or construction, have a staff of one or one thousand, I can help you set up and manage your organisation's Health & Safety.
Complex construction projects require a Site Specific Safety Plan (SSSP). We can vett these for you, even if you are a self-employed contractor on a large site.
Chris has completed a Site Safe Supervisor Gold Card course and is also a member of the NZ Institute of Safety Management.