Established in 1997, QEC is a specialised regulatory and technical consultancy, working across the fields of environmental, safety, hazardous substances, and food safety. We provide consultancy, training, auditing, assessment and certification services throughout New Zealand. Our staff are experienced and tertiary qualified.

QEC is the only IANZ Accredited hazardous substance inspection body in NZ. Our inspection services and business management for compliance certification is thoroughly and independently audited by IANZ ensuring our assessors are providing you a robust and reliable service for handlers, locations, stationary containers, cylinders, fillers, tank design and fabrication. 

QEC is an MPI recognised food verification agency, our verifiers can audit and verify national programmes and template food safety plans. 

Our staff

Harry Cashmore

Managing Director
In March 2023, Harry became the proud owner and Managing Director of QEC. With a passion for ensuring safety and regulatory compliance, he is committed to building a skilled team of assessors who excel in delivering exceptional service. Harry's focus is on nurturing strong customer relationships and expanding QEC's expertise to better serve clients needs. Harry is actively training to become a certified Compliance Certifier himself.

Leigh-Anne Peake

Senior Compliance Certifier
Leigh-Anne has been with QEC since 1997 and sold the business in March 2023. She continues to work for QEC as a technical manager and senior compliance certifier. 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.

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 Compliance Certifier – locations, approved handlers, tanks (TST0036)

Jess Brueck
Hazardous Substance Auditor. 

Jess joined QEC in January 2020 as a hazardous substance auditor. Her background is mainly in primary and secondary processing in the New Zealand meat industry. Prior to coming to QEC Jess worked as an internal auditor and sampler.

Education and Training
BSc (Animal Science)
Auditing Quality Management Systems Certificate
Diploma Occupational Health and Safety
Introductory Meat HACCP
National Microbial Database (NMD) Certified Trainer

Clients success

Greenstone TV Achieves Worksafe Warranty Certification

June 2020. Congratulations to the team at Greenstone TV for their second successful Worksafe Warranty audit. Their health and safety programme has been maintained to the standard for over two years! 

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. 

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

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.

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