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Guard Safety

Nelson based company, Guard Safety believe that everyone has the right to go home safely at the end of the working day! It is this belief that drives Guard Safety to provide simple health and safety solutions in order to create safer working cultures within organisations – to ensure buy in to safety processes.

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A strong safety culture is key to a safe workplace.  If people have simple and practical ways to comply with requirements and are motivated to stay safe through understanding more - safety is more likely to improve. Guard Safety can provide the tools and mentoring support at all levels to assist your business develop a workplace safety programme. They offer health and safety services for all New Zealand workplaces, both land and sea based. Effective, simple, compliant.

They offer:

  • Building a safety culture
  • Maritime work MOSS/HSWA
  • Risk management
  • Due diligence for directors
  • Safety system design
  • Safety training
  • Safety audits
  • Accident investigation
  • Technological solutions

A champion of maritime safety, Darren Guard, has proven success in working with businesses to achieve strong safety outcomes.  While employed as a Fleet Health and Safety Manager for a large fishing company, the vessel Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR- lost time injuries per million hours worked) went from 3.5 to 0.54 in three years.

Guard Safety has provided innovative and down to earth health and safety solutions for Sealord.  They are our “go to people” if we need external help and given Darren has a huge knowledge of the maritime industry, he is fast and effective at implementation of all improvements.  A practical understanding of how vessels work is essential, we get that with Guard Safety.

- Dorje Strang – General Manager Fishing Operations, Sealord Group Ltd