We are committed to ensuring that everyone on and around our sites is safe.

Innovative systems, extensive experience

Health and Safety is a hot topic in New Zealand, with increasing statutory requirements for everyone associated with a project. We are well placed to embrace this change at Naylor Love, with innovative health and safety systems and consistently excellent results in internal and external safety audits and inspections.

We are committed to ensuring that everyone on and around our sites is safe, with extensive experience in sensitive live environments such as hospitals and schools, high security environments such as prisons, and high risk environments such as airports.

Our specialist team of Health and Safety Managers take a hands-on approach on site. They also oversee our regional Health and Safety committees, ensuring excellent levels of staff engagement. Everyone at Naylor Love is sent a weekly report of incidents, accidents and near misses – lessons learned are quickly propagated through the whole company.

H&S results from our 2021 staff survey:

I have the knowledge and skills to do my job safely 95%
I am encouraged to speak up if I feel something is unsafe 93%
The safe work procedures training I've received enables me to do my job safely 87%

Setting the bar high

We specify our high expectations for health and safety right from our first contact with prospective subcontractors, and reinforce these on site for both our subs and staff with a comprehensive on-going programme of safety meetings and training, regular inspections, audits and reporting, and recognition for exceptional performance.

The standards we expect all subs & suppliers to comply with.

Strong connections

We maintain strong connections with organisations that drive health and safety improvement in the construction industry in New Zealand, with the following memberships and accreditations:

  • ISO 45001 Health & Safety
  • Site Safe: Site Safe Membership and SiteWise prequalification (Gold)
  • Impac PREQUAL Contractor Pre-Qualification
  • Construction Health & Safety NZ (CHASNZ) – our CEO Rick Herd is on the board of CHASNZ, a charitable trust that provides leadership of health and safety in the New Zealand construction industry
  • Vertical Construction Leaders Group (VCLG) – our CEO Rick Herd is the instigator and chair of the VCLG, an industry group that collaborates to improve the New Zealand vertical construction sector
  • Business Leader’s Health & Safety Forum – a leadership organisation for CEOs from New Zealand’s leading companies
  • Canterbury Rebuild Safety Charter – signatory and strong involvement in initiatives such as fatigue management and drug and alcohol awareness and monitoring
  • Central Lakes Safety Charter Member
  • Local Authority Contractor Pre-Qualification

Whether you are a client, a consultant, a subcontractor, a supplier, or one of our own staff members, you can rely on Naylor Love to prioritise health and safety on our sites.

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