Workplace Health & Safety Investigators, Consultants & Trainers

He aha te mea nui o te ao?  He tangata he tangata he tangata

What is the most important thing in the world?

It is people, it is people, it is people.   (Maori proverb)

Work Safety Investigations (WorkSI) can help you look after your people.  

"Let us help you, to save a life at work"

WorkSI are the Friendly Team in Health & Safety

We have a wealth of knowledge in emergency response, management & incident investigation. 

Our team includes close to a century worth of combined Policing experience.

Some of our areas of expertise:

Investigations:  Notifiable Event, Duty holder review, near miss or any incident or accident.

Training:  A variety of Workplace training on-site or class-room based.  

Construction:   Audits; Contractor pre-qual; On-site Hazard Boards;  On-site Q7 safety packs;  

All industry: Health & Safety management template system;  On-line systems; Compliance & monitoring; Review of systems; Meetings & Tool-box talks; Inductions; Hazard boards;  Mobile packs;  Tool Box Talk pads;  Emergency signs;

Evacuation & fire warden boards;  Safety signs & boxes.


We also do Electrical Safety Test & Tag: 

To make an appointment on-site:  (We can come to you)  

Email Barry on:  or 

Phone: 0800 2tagme

0800 2 824 63

$10 an item every 10th free.  

*Note mileage may apply.  Call out fee may be charged if under 10 items.  

Click Orders for more info on our services & products.


No annual fees.

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WorkSI Director:

Karen Turner GradNZISM DipOSH DipPolicing

Kiaora, thanks for visiting the WorkSI website.  Our awesome team are based in the Bay of Plenty, but we have clients all over New Zealand.  Check out The Team to meet the WorkSI crew and see our Qualifications.  

"We will help you to save a life at work!"

Phone: 0800 PCBU HELP 

0800 7228 43


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Have you had a near miss, incident or accident?

Investigate to PREVENT re-occurence

Our ex Police investigators can assist in incident investigation or duty holder review

What does the law say?

The Health & Safety at Work Act 2015 & Regulations are the legislation in New Zealand that cover Workplace Health & Safety.
Click below for the links to the Act & some of the Regulations.  (All are law).

The Health & Safety at Work Act 2015

Regulation:  General Risk & Workplace Management

Regulation: Worker Engagement, Participation & Representation

Keywords & definitions from the Act:  

Click on the word to read the definition below:

Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking

(Is generally a Company name or sole-trader)

Is a CEO, Director or Board of Directors.  

(A person who has a significant influence

over the running of the Company).

Employees, Contractors, Sub-Contractors, an apprentice or trainee, Labour Hire, People on work experience, Home workers & Volunteers.  (There are some exemptions).

Do you have an emergency plan? Do you practice drills?

What is a Notifiable Event?

If you have a Notifiable Event you must notify WorkSafe NZ.  (The Government Department who enforce Health & Safety legislation in New Zealand), as soon as possible, in the fastest means available.  Phone:  0800 030 040 (24-hour free calling number).

A Notifiable Event includes:  (Click the words below to see the definition beneath it).

Refers to a single or multiple death of a worker or any other person

Means any of the following injuries or illnesses that require the person to have immediate treatment (other than first aid) for:  the amputation of any part of his or her body; a serious head injury; a serious eye injury; a serious burn; the separation of his or her skin from an underlying tissue (such as de-gloving or scalping; a spinal injury; the loss of a bodily function (A guideline generally where a person is unable to perform normal duties for more than 7 days running); serious lacerations; an injury or illness that requires the person to be admitted to a hospital for immediate treatment; an injury or illness that requires the person to have medical treatment within 48 hours of exposure to a substance; any serious infection (including occupational zoonosis which is a disease that can be passed between animals and humans) to which the carrying out of work is a significant contributing factor; including any infection that is attributable to carrying out work with micro-organisms; or that involves providing treatment or care to a person; or that involves contact with human blood or bodily substances; or that involves handling or contact with animals, animal hides, animal skins, animal wool or hair, animal carcasses, or animal waste products; or that involves handling or contact with fish or marine mammals.

Means an unplanned or uncontrolled incident in relation to a workplace that exposes a worker or any other person to a serious risk to that person’s health or safety arising from an immediate or imminent exposure to: an escape, a spillage, or a leakage of a substance; or an implosion, explosion, or fire; or an escape of gas or steam; or an escape of a pressurized substance; or an electric shock; or the fall or release from a height of any plant, substance, or thing; or the collapse, overturning, failure, or malfunction of, or damage to, any plant or the collapse or partial collapse of a structure; or the collapse or failure of an excavation or any shoring supporting an excavation; or the inrush of water, mud, or gas in workings in an underground excavation or tunnel; or the interruption of the main system of ventilation in an underground excavation or tunnel; or a collision between 2 vessels, a vessel capsize, or the inrush of water into a vessel.

Phone us on:


  0800 7228 43

if you are unsure if WorkSafe NZ needs to be contacted.


We are passionate about Health & Safety & ready to help you!

Realistic practical training

Business Networks

All our consultants are current members of the New Zealand Institute of Safety Management.  (NZISM)  We are also a corporate supporter of NZISM.

We have a vast network of safety providers & services that we can refer you too if we can't do it ourselves.

WorkSI are proud supporters of the Rescue Helicopter.   We can offer discounts for community groups and non-profit organisations.  (Conditions apply)

We have experience, dealing with a WIDE RANGE of different industry groups.  We don't charge for 5 minute calls so have a chat with one of our team today to discuss how we can help you.

What else do WorkSI do:

  • Investigations for:  Notifiable Events  (Fatality, Notifiable illness or injury or a Notifiable incident)
  • Investigations for:  Near miss, injury & non-injury incidents or accidents.
  • Duty holder review (If WorkSafe have been notified & you agree to this process)
  • Short term or long term consultant work.  Save paying for a full-time employee.  We are flexible in hours and can assist when you're busy
  • We can review your current systems or processes
  • Complete on-site compliance checks & monitoring
  • Regular or one-off audits
  • Contractor pre-qual applications & compliance
  • Board reports
  • Assist with monthly Health & Safety meetings
  • Certificate of approval (COA) work, including document service & private investigations

WE SPECIALISE IN WORKPLACE TRAINING: Some of our popular courses:

Intro to Workplace Health & Safety:   (4 hour)  Non-unit standard.  Can be made industry specific & include your own documentation for practical exercise.  Course content:  Legislative requirements;  Explanation of PCBU, Officer  & Workers & their responsibilities;  Hazard identification;  Risk assessment & controls;  Initial action at an incident;  Notifiable event explanation.

Marae Package:  Course content:  Covers Intro Health & Safety course but focused on the Marae.  We can attend powhiri & do a practical session on-site.

Incident Investigation:  (4 hour or full day)  Non-unit standard.  Video clips & photograph examples.  Course content:  Legislative requirements;  Initial action at an incident; Notifiable event explanation; Incident analysis;  Active & Root causes; Prevention options;    Full day includes a practical investigation.  (Scenario or review one of your incidents).

Health & Safety Meeting / Tool-box Package: (1 hour, Once a month for 12 months- at your workplace).  Course content:  Contains 12 half-hour training sessions.  Short, snappy & covering a range of Health & Safety topics.

With all training packages, we can be flexible & come to your workplace to save time,  travel & accommodation costs for you & your workers.  All our training is practical & realistic. We can customize training to suit.

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