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Health and Safety

Health and Safety

KPMG provides a comprehensive suite of services that assist business leaders build resilience and drive improved Health and Safety performance.

We proactively help organisations improve Health and Safety governance and performance.

We passionately believe that every worker has the right to work in a safe and healthy environment and to return home safely each day.  For many New Zealand businesses this is already fundamental to their core values and an integral part of their business – and to their success.  Conversely, for other businesses Health and Safety is still seen in a negative light, and often as a secondary priority.  

With the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act, 2015 (HSWA), and it’s six positive and proactive due diligence duties, business leaders can no longer afford to discount Health and Safety governance and performance in their workplace(s). Health and Safety leadership and the supporting governance frameworks are coming under ever increasing scrutiny. In addition to the new legislation, you can expect customers, markets, investors and wider stakeholders to become more sophisticated and demanding in respect of Health and Safety performance.  

At KPMG, we consider the key to long-term and sustained Health and Safety success is quality leadership and the effective use and maintenance of rigorous processes, systems and tools that focus on improving Health and Safety performance. As a Senior Leader, this equates to the need for clarity around your risk processes, to clearly demonstrate due diligence, and to ensure you are doing all that is 'reasonably practicable' to maintain a safe and healthy workplace.  

KPMG’s philosophy to Health and Safety is to ensure systems and processes deliver appropriate risk management whilst ensuring integration and ownership of Health and Safety across the business processes and governance frameworks.


The focus on Health and Safety governance

KPMG has a specialised Health and Safety advisory team that provides comprehensive and practical support to a wide range of sectors.  We provide practical, reasoned and fit-for-purpose recommendations and reporting for Boards and Senior Leaders.

KPMG’s dedicated team of professionals can help you to:

  • Understand and learn about the legislation, due diligence duties, and safety leadership (due diligence duty 1 – to learn) 
  • Better understand and manage Health and Safety risk tolerance and exposures (due diligence duty 2 – to know the risks) 
  • Resource and integrate Health and Safety into existing business processes – and thereby reducing costs and increasing productivity (due diligence duty 3 – to resource) 
  • Identify improvements by benchmarking your current health and safety performance against better practice (due diligence duty 3 – to resource) 
  • Focus your reporting on material issues to drive improved Health and Safety performance (due diligence duty 4 – to measure and monitor) 
  • Comply with legislative requirements – we independently and objectively review and improve your systems and processes (due diligence duty 5) 
  • Develop or enhance your Health and Safety governance frameworks (due diligence duty 6) 
  • Understand how your Health and Safety performance compares against industry peers (due diligence duty 6) 
  • Protect your corporate identity reputation, and gain a deeper understanding of your business culture (due diligence duties 1 - 6) 

Our Health and Safety Services include:

KPMG provides a comprehensive suite of services that assists organisations, build resilience and drive continually improved Health and Safety performance.

  • Safety Leadership Training - Board and Senior Leaders
  • Develop and review governance structures and reporting frameworks
  • Health and Safety risk management
  • Performance assurance and auditing programs
  • Health and Safety compliance assessments
  • Health and Safety management system reviews / internal audits
  • Health and Safety due diligence
  • Safety culture assessments 
  • Contractor management frameworks

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