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Van Schaik
Health & Safety Solutions
Our Vision heading

Our aim is to provide professional, tailored and practical health and safety solutions to our clients to ensure better health and safety outcomes for business.

Our Values heading

Our interactions with our clients are based on Honesty. We place a high value on building and maintaining relationships based on Trust. We are Agile and Results Driven.

Our Services heading

We provide a wide range of Health and Safety Consultancy, Training and Occupational Health and Wellness services.

  • HEALTH AND SAFETY CONSULTANCY SERVICES
  • Governance Services
  • Strategy Development
  • Health and Safety Management Systems
  • Independent Auditing Services
  • Accident Investigation Services
  • Project Management
  • Worker Participation and Engagement Programmes
  • Hazard and Risk Management
  • Contractor Health and Safety Management
  • OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES
  • Health and Wellness Programmes
  • Drug and Alcohol Programmes
  • Rehabilitation/Injury Management Programmes
  • Occupational Hygiene Services
  • HEALTH AND SAFETY TRAINING & EDUCATION SERVICES
  • Safety Leadership Training
  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Tailored Training
  • SAFEPLUS SERVICES
  • SPECIALIST SAFETY SERVICES
  • Major Hazard Facility Process Safety Services
  • Safety Management Systems for Class A Asbestos Removal Companies
  • Hazardous Substances Assessment, Advice and Training

Our Team

Our team of associates are all career Health and Safety Professionals with vast technical and management experience across multiple industries. We know what good health and safety practice looks like. We are results driven and our knowledge and experience can help you design and deliver health and safety solutions that are tailored and practical for your business.

Margaret van Schaik

Margaret van Schaik

CMIOSH | CMNZISM | GradDipOSH

Managing Director / Principal

HASANZ Health and Safety Professional

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margaret@vshealthandsafety.co.nz

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021 071 7704

IOSH Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner
SafePlus Accredited Assessor
SafePlus Accredited Assessor

Margaret

Managing Director / Principal

Margaret is an experienced Health and Safety Professional with 20 years’ experience in OH&S management, advisory, regulatory and consultancy roles in the manufacturing industry (packaging, printing and food), trade industries, local and central government, general consultancy and maritime safety enforcement and regulation with Maritime New Zealand. Margaret is an experienced trainer and facilitator, enjoys mentoring and coaching others and is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and a Certified Member of the New Zealand Institution of Safety Management (NZISM). Outside of work Margaret enjoys spending time with her young daughter and practicing loads of yoga.

Milene Haakman

Milene Haakman

Business Manager

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milene@vshealthandsafety.co.nz

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022 549 5467

Milene

Business Manager

Milene has an extensive business management background along with practical experience in Health & safety, Environmental and Quality Management. In her previous role with Impac Services she engaged and worked closely with clients in providing recommended solutions to improve safety including tailored training, consulting initiatives and risk management software. Previous CEO and GM roles means she is fully aware of the strategic and operational requirements a business needs to provide a safe workplace in a changing Health & Safety Environment. Milene is available to discuss your requirements with you to ensure you get the best possible outcomes.

Paul Hudson

Paul Hudson

MIET | I.Eng | I.E.T | M.N.I | IOSH

Senior Maritime Health, Safety
and Environmental Consultant

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022 353 6006

Paul

Senior Maritime Consultant

Paul is an experienced HSE professional with more than 30 years’ extensive international experience in the maritime and petrochemical industries including roles as Marine Superintendent, Engineering Manager, Fleet Safety Manager, Project Manager and Surveyor. Paul is a Ship Master and Mechanical Engineer by trade and began his career at 17 in the Merchant Navy. Paul also has extensive health, safety and environmental regulatory experience and was Principal Maritime Safety Auditor for Maritime New Zealand. Paul holds a NEBOSH International General Certificate in International Health and Safety (IGC) and is a member of the Nautical Institute, a registered Incorporated Engineer with the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) and also a registered Health and Safety Practitioner with the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Outside of work Paul is living the dream on his boat (his pride and joy) in the Marlborough Sounds.

Susan Edwards

Susan Edwards

CMIOSH | NEBOSH Diploma | Engineering

Senior Health and Safety
Consultant

HASANZ Health and Safety Professional

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027 5279 791

SafePlus Accredited Assessor
SafePlus Accredited Assessor

Susan

Senior Consultant

Susan is an experienced Health and Safety Practitioner and Safety Engineer with more than 20 years’ experience in chemical and process engineering across industries from manufacturing operations, equipment manufacturers, consulting engineering and engineering research both in New Zealand and the UK. Susan is a Chemical Engineer by trade and holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical and Process Engineering and a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Technology. Susan is a Chartered Health and Safety Professional with the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and holds a NEBOSH International Diploma in International Health and Safety and a NEBOSH International General Certificate in International Health and Safety (IGC). Susan enjoys orienteering, karate, cooking and spending time with her family.

Barry Eichler

Barry Eichler

GradNZISM

Senior Health and Safety
Consultant

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027 263 2616

Barry

Senior Consultant

Barry is an experienced health and safety professional with more than 30 years’ extensive international experience in industrial and petrochemical industries including roles as Health and Safety Team Lead, Health and Safety Specialist, and Project Manager for Chevron. Barry has extensive experience in health and safety management systems, process safety, risk management, incident investigation, emergency planning and response, auditing, change management, office ergonomics and project management. Barry is a Mechanical Engineer, a Graduate member of NZISM and holds a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from Massey University (Distinction). Barry is our resident process safety specialist and is based in Wellington.

Robyn Ross

Robyn Ross

GradNZISM

Senior Health and Safety
Consultant

HASANZ Health and Safety Practitioner

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020 404 81206

SafePlus Accredited Assessor
SafePlus Accredited Assessor

Robyn

Senior Consultant

Robyn is an experienced health and safety professional with more than 25 years’ extensive international experience across a wide range of industries roles, including timber, plastics, food, shipping and emergency services and professional consultancy. Robyn’s comprehensive experience includes health and safety management systems, training, risk management, incident investigation, emergency planning and response, auditing, change management, office ergonomics and project management. She is also a trained return to work coordinator, including managing workplace stress and psychological injuries. Robyn is a Graduate member of NZISM, a registered Health and Safety Practitioner on the HASANZ register and an accredited SafePlus Assessor. Robyn also has a Graduate Certificate Human Resources from Deakin University and a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Distinction). Robyn is based in Hawkes Bay.

Janette Walker

Janette Walker

GradNZISM | NEBOSH Diploma

Senior Health and Safety
Consultant

HASANZ Health and Safety Practitioner

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027 433 0264

SafePlus Accredited Assessor

Janette

Senior Consultant

Janette Walker is a passionate Health and Safety Professional with 12 years’ experience in the management of occupational health and safety within a variety of industries including commercial and residential construction, civil construction, water and waste water, retail and warehousing, facilities management, landscape construction/maintenance and performing arts. Janette is a systems development specialist, a skilled auditor and has extensive experience in contractor health and safety management and prequalification, fundamental risk management (keeping it simple), systems implementation, training, emergency management, worker participation / consultation, and incident investigation. Janette holds the NEBOSH International General Certificate (Distinction) and is a registered Health and Safety Practitioner with NZISM. Janette is based in Christchurch.

Helen Smillie

Helen Smillie

GradNZISM

Senior Health and Safety
Consultant

Helen

Senior Consultant

Helen is an experienced health and safety practitioner and New Zealand Registered Nurse. She commenced her career in health and safety in 2004 in the gas and electricity distribution industries after a long career in Nursing and later, Patient Safety. She has since applied her skills and knowledge in local and central government, electricity generation, civil construction, roading and primary health, gaining industry training and qualifications as she has progressed. Helen combines strong systems and policy development skills with an extensive background in operational quality and safety which since moving in to the consulting environment, she has utilised to assist organisations to create industry-specific, integrated health and safety solutions. Helen has a particular interest in occupational health and the management of health risk in the workplace. She holds a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from Massey University and never tires of learning and expanding her knowledge base. She lives in rural Wairarapa with her husband, 2 dogs and 4 sheep.

Tracy Gorry

Tracy Gorry

GradNZISM | NEBOSH Diploma

Senior Health and Safety
Consultant

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t.gorry@sky.com

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022 134 8676

Tracy

Senior Consultant

Tracy Gorry is a passionate and experienced health and safety professional with over 16 years’ experience in occupational health and safety management across a variety of industries including manufacturing (glass processing, engineering), distribution & warehousing, construction, civil engineering, and central and local government in New Zealand and the UK. Tracy is a qualified and experienced health and safety trainer with 8 years’ experience delivering training for the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and National Examination Board of Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH). Tracy holds the NEBOSH General Certificate and NEBOSH National Diploma and is a Graduate member of the New Zealand Institution of Safety Management (GradNZISM). Outside of work Tracy lives in Wellington with her 18 year old daughter and enjoys baking and cake decorating, rugby league and live music.

Our Senior Consultants are registered professionals with the following professional bodies:

IOSH Institution of Occupational Health and Safety

www.iosh.co.uk

NEW ZEALAND INSTITUTE OF SAFETY MANAGEMENT (NZISM)

www.nzism.co.nz

NZ OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSES ASSOCIATION (NZOHNA)

www.nzohna.org.nz

THE NEW ZEALAND OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE SOCIETY (NZOHS)

www.nzohs.org.nz

NEW ZEALAND Institute of Hazardous Substances Management (NSIHSM)

www.hazsafe.org.nz

ACCIDENT COMPENSATION CORPORATION

www.acc.co.nz

CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY

www.caa.govt.nz

We work with a wide range of other occupational health and safety specialists and refer our clients through our network of professionals to ensure effective health and safety outcomes.

MARITIME SAFETY SPECIALISTS

Guard Safety

www.guardsafety.co.nz

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSES

OHM Occupational Health Map

www.ohm.co.nz

OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE

Work Health Solutions

www.workhealthsolutions.co.nz

CERTIFIED ERGONOMISTS

Optimise Ltd

www.optimiseltd.co.nz

OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE

Paragon Health and Safety

www.paragonhs.co.nz

ENVIRONMENTAL AIR QUALITY MONITORING

Source Testing New Zealand Limited

www.sourcetesting.co.nz

Wellington City Council

We worked with Margaret from van Schaik Health and Safety Solutions to assist the Council develop, pilot and implement health and safety training to our people managers and health and safety representatives. This piece of work was part of a key programme of work for the Council as we transitioned to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. We found Margaret’s experience and pragmatic approach to putting together a comprehensive health and safety training programme invaluable. Margaret responded well when we needed to make improvements along the way in response to the diverse needs of our business, she was both receptive and proactive – to ensure our finished product was deserving of our clients. We now have an excellent framework which is now part of our core health and safety training programme.

DEBORAH HAMMOND

Manager, Health Safety & Wellness

Key Commercial Interiors

Margaret from van Schaik Health and Safety Solutions has been working as a trusted advisor to Key Commercial Interiors since late 2014. Margaret has helped us to integrate health and safety into our business practices and help make it real by providing H&S systems development, training, coaching and mentoring, specialist project advice, contractor management and assisting us to implement operational safety solutions using technology.

Kevan Brown

Director