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.

QEC is a registered Private Training Establishment (PTE) with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. We operate a training management system which is independently audited and accredited by NZQA. We provide a range of short to medium courses and National Certificates. At our last external review the NZQA concluded we were confident in educational performance and confident in self assessment. WE are the sole provider of the NZQA Approved Health and Safety Foundation Skills Certificate course.

Our health and safety system is accredited to TERTIARY in the ACC WSMP programme.

QEC is an accredited audit and certification agent to the Warranty Standards accreditation programme, approved by International Certifications Ltd. The standards include the Quality, Eco, Work Safe, Safe Food and Risk Management. Our auditors hold international registration with either EXEMPLAR or Warranty Standards. Our auditors are skilled in working in a variety of work places with different environments, cultures, and hazards.

QEC is contracted to ACC to provide senior audit services for auditor peer review and the accredited employer programme (AEP).

QEC employs two Worksafe approved Compliance Certifiers under the Health and Safety at Work Act, providing compliance assessment and certification for certified handlers, locations and stationary container systems.

We have a well earned reputation for excellence and our specialised industry and regulatory knowledge enables us to provide our clients with consultancy across the fields of quality, health and safety and environmental management.

Our staff

Leigh-Anne Peake

Managing Director
Education and Training:

Bachelor of Science (earth science)
Diploma of Environmental Management
Diploma Occupational Health and Safety
Certificate in Quality Assurance
EXEMPLAR Lead Environmental Auditor
ACC Approved Senior Auditor AEP
HNSO Test Certifier – locations, approved handlers, tanks (TST0036)

Key Activities:
Client and project management
Site assessments and audits
Management system development
Safety culture development
HSNO location test certificates
HSNO Approved Handler certification
Auditing- health and safety, quality

Leigh-Anne has managed and expanded QEC since 1997. Her background is predominantly chemical industry, however over the years she has gained experience across a range of sectors, including manufacturing, forestry, food, education, compliance, resource consents, waste, contaminated sites, plant and machinery. Leigh-Anne is a specialist auditor trainer and her skills are highly sought after. Over the years, many of QEC's clients have achieved their goals and objectives with input and coaching from Leigh-Anne. Contact 07 827 0075 ext 19

Andrew Peake

Account Manager

Key Activities:

Andrew has many years' experience running commercial businesses.

He looks after the accounting function for QEC and is keen to further develop commercial relationships with QEC's many existing and future clients.

Andrew, under instruction from the girls, is learning to make coffee and is progressing well.

Contact 07 827 0075 ext 15

Fiona Forrest

Hazardous Substance Consultant

Education and training:
Bachelor in Forensic Science and Biology
HSNO Test Certifier – locations, approved handlers (TST100175)

Key Activities:
Hazardous substance assessment and monitoring
Site assessments and audits
Auditing - environmental, health and safety, quality
Fiona has four and a half years experience in Quality Control working in a cGMP Laboratory. Fiona is involved in hazardous substance management including HSNO compliance, site audits and certification.

Contact Fiona on or 07 827 0075 ext 22

Mary Amacna
Consultant/Training and QA Coordinator

Education and Training
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
Advanced Educational Facilitation (Adult Education)
Certificate in Professional Education
Certificate of Proficiency in Science Education

Key Activities
Course Review
Quality Assurance
Mary has varied work experience both in manufacturing industry and education settings. She worked as a process engineer in an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001accredited company before moving to hazardous waste environmental services. She has also worked as a pollution control officer for years in-charged of treating and transporting hazardous substances as well as compliance with legal requirements and HSE regulations.

After acquiring her license to teach, she expanded her skills to include education and has over five years of experience in science and chemistry education.

Contact Mary on or 07 827 0075 ext 17

Adrea Noyes
Compliance Support

Education and training:
Master of Science (res. hons.) (Earth Sciences)
National Certificate in Community Support Services

Key Activities:
Resource consents

Adrea has just completed her MSc (research) degree in Earth Sciences, investigating soil recovery in landslide sites over time at Whatawhata. Adrea is a researcher and supports our consultants with their work in the field with data capture, and report content.

Contact Adrea on or 07 827 0075 ext 12


Health and Safety Specialist  


QEC is a multi service consulting and certification company and Private Training Establishment with an extensive client base. Specialising in compliance and safety related services we seek a super duper person to join our fantastic team of consultants, auditors and trainers.

If you are reading this ad fingers crossed you know what type of work is involved, but we’ve thrown some key duties in this list to remind you:

Work with a range of clients to develop and improve their health and safety management systems including procedural development and implementation

Facilitate range of health and safety training programmes to adult learners to impart your knowledge to others

Undertake audits and assessments of compliance to various standards and regulations and generate quality reports; JSAs

Consultancy activities including hazardous substance management, building culture and behaviours, safety data sheet preparation, noise monitoring, dust and solvent exposure assessments, machinery guarding, compliance assessments, incident investigation, RCA, and other specific health and safety work.


This full time role would suit someone who has a technical and logical mind and is looking for potential to develop and advance their unique skills and abilities, and make a real difference to safety related compliance in NZ companies.

We need a person who has an outgoing personality, the ability to learn quickly, and remember things to apply again in different circumstances. You need great attention to detail and must enjoy constant challenges, hazardous and varied work environments.  An ability to work safely with awareness of multi-site hazards is required and you will be self-reliant. You need to be able to participate in a team and we don’t mean just when you feel like it.

Of course it would be great for us if you have relevant qualifications and experience in all of these duties, but if you are lacking in some areas, don’t let that stop you from applying. If you are however, lacking in all areas, then this isn’t the job for you. The job description and of course the salary, to accompany this role will be tailored to your unique skills and experience.

Whilst the QEC office is based in Cambridge, we deliver consultancy and training throughout New Zealand so regular travel will be required.  Specific training will be provided.

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Clients success

Associated Auctioneers Consent Compliance Perfection!

During 2018 renewal of the stormwater discharge consent for the Tuakau Saleyards, the site received an enviable status remark from Waikato Regional Council Resource Officer Kent Russell.

"I appreciate that the site has a superb compliance record in terms of BOD".

QEC has been managing the consent applications, and monitoring the discharge for 13 years and has achieved 100% for its sampling and consent reporting compliance requirements! If you want complete peace of mind with your discharge consents, then you need to be working with QEC. Better Safer Business. Its that simple. 

20 Years EXEMPLAR Registered Senior Auditor

April 2017
Our Managing Director Leigh-Anne Peake has been an internationally accredited Senior Environmental (and safety and quality) Auditor with EXEMPLAR Global for an impressive 20 YEARS! This means she has completed 20 years of compulsory professional development, conducted audits, undergone peer review, re-registrations, and supported EXEMPLAR with auditor exam development for 20 consecutive years.

South Pacific Pictures Achieves Worksafe Warranty Certification

Congratulations to Mel Jones and the team working Hard at South Pacific Pictures Ltd who successfully passed their first Worksafe Warranty Audit July 2017. These guys produce Shortland Street, so next time you are watching a bit of your favourite soap, you can be assured that all the systems, including some great stunts, are all managed with a safety first attitude. After the audit Mel noted "the Audit was incredibly beneficial. Thanks so much for the recommendations". Contact us at QEC if you would like to know more about Worksafe Warranty accreditation in your business,

Shortland St Set

Shortland St Set

Industrial Tube Manufacturing Co. Ltd

Congratulations to Industrial Tube Manufacturing Co. Ltd for successfully commissioning their hydrogen facility on the 4th December 2014 for their stainless steel manufacturing and annealing operations in Hamilton

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