Welcome to QEC

 

Established in 1997, QEC is a specialised regulatory and technical consultancy, working across the fields of environmental, safety, hazardous substances, food safety and quality management.

 

  We provide consultancy, training, auditing, assessment and certification services throughout New Zealand.
  Our staff are experienced and tertiary qualified.
  Our health and safety system is accredited to tertiary WSMP standard.
  We are a registered Private Training Establishment, and approved trainer for the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board.
  We are executive committee members of the NZIHSM and members of NZISM.
  We certify approved handlers, locations and stationary containers under HSNO.
  We are an accredited agent for the Warranty Standards certification programme.

 

The Safety Star Rating Scheme 
The Safety Star Rating Scheme (SSRS) is part of the Government’s Working Safer reform package – the most significant package of changes to New Zealand’s workplace health and safety in the past 20 years. The goal of the changes is to achieve a 25 per cent reduction in serious injuries and deaths in the workplace by 2020. The SSRS is being developed by WorkSafe NZ, ACC and MBIE.
The Safety Star Rating Scheme will be a voluntary incentive scheme to recognise, reward and support businesses with robust health and safety performance. Benefits for members will include levy discounts, improved reputation and procurement advantages. Members will receive an independent assessment of their health and safety performance so that they can continuously improve and have increased confidence in meeting regulatory requirements.
Over the last few months WorkSafe NZ, ACC and MBIE have been working with health and safety experts and business and worker representatives to develop and test the Safety Star Rating Scheme.
The scheme assesses effective worker engagement, leadership commitment, risk management and evidence that the business is continuously learning about health and safety. It looks at the risk management system across a business, and how priority health and safety risks are managed in practice at all levels of the business. Leadership, worker engagement, injury and ill health prevention, improved rehabilitation, and return-to-work are prominent.
If you would like to discuss how you can begin the process to move your health and safety management programme into the safety star scheme, contact us for more information lpeake@qec.co.nz

 

The Safety Star Rating Scheme 

The Safety Star Rating Scheme (SSRS) is part of the Government’s Working Safer reform package – the most significant package of changes to New Zealand’s workplace health and safety in the past 20 years. The goal of the changes is to achieve a 25 per cent reduction in serious injuries and deaths in the workplace by 2020. The SSRS is being developed by WorkSafe NZ, ACC and MBIE.

 

The Safety Star Rating Scheme will be a voluntary incentive scheme to recognise, reward and support businesses with robust health and safety performance. Benefits for members will include levy discounts, improved reputation and procurement advantages. Members will receive an independent assessment of their health and safety performance so that they can continuously improve and have increased confidence in meeting regulatory requirements.

 

Over the last few months WorkSafe NZ, ACC and MBIE have been working with health and safety experts and business and worker representatives to develop and test the Safety Star Rating Scheme.

 

The scheme assesses effective worker engagement, leadership commitment, risk management and evidence that the business is continuously learning about health and safety. It looks at the risk management system across a business, and how priority health and safety risks are managed in practice at all levels of the business. Leadership, worker engagement, injury and ill health prevention, improved rehabilitation, and return-to-work are prominent.

 

If you would like to discuss how you can begin the process to move your health and safety management programme into the safety star scheme, contact us for more information lpeake@qec.co.nz

 

“Due to our committed staff and strong Health & Safety systems in place, QEC’s continuing excellence in Health & Safety was again confirmed by ACC with our successful renewal of our accreditation status at Tertiary level to ACC Workplace Safety Management Practices on the 1st July 2014”