Choosing a competent advisor

Raising the standard of workplace health and safety goes hand in hand with creating demand for competent, qualified health and safety advisors.

Right now it may not be possible for every small business to confidently obtain the services of a good workplace health and safety professional. And they may well ask “where do I start”?

That’s where HASANZ’s 5 Quick Questions come in – we’ve developed this checklist to help businesses screen prospective advisors and see if they are right for the job.

Next year we’ll provide easy access to competent workplace health and safety professionals when our national register goes online. HASANZ’s leadership team recently discussed what success looks like for the register. We agreed success means people want to be on it, businesses want to use it, and it’s easy to use and delivers relevant results for businesses.

In the meantime, “5 Quick Questions” will assist businesses by putting them on the right track. We’ve also produced another resource to partner “5 Quick Questions” called Choosing a Workplace Health and Safety Advisor – I encourage you to take a look at both and share them with your colleagues.

Business demand for higher professional standards will help generate a positive behaviour change in the sector. It will see health and safety advisors stepping up to the quality mark upheld by HASANZ by joining one of our member associations and enhancing their training and the quality of their practice, in order to get work.

With HASANZ, let’s commit to building business confidence in the professionalism of the workplace health and safety sector.