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Presenting Tōtika – streamlining health and safety pre-qualification

About this event

Tōtika was designed to streamline the health and safety pre-qualification process for our construction sector. Prior to its development there was no common standard and suppliers had to pre-qualify through various different schemes – creating inefficiency in the supply chain.

The new sytem aims to simplify the process and create one standard for all health and safety pre-qualification across the construction sector – where suppliers only have to complete the process once for all buyers of their services. Tōtika was developed by Construction Health and Safety New Zealand (CHASNZ) working with representatives from across the industry, including the Construction Sector Accord.

The Accord is partnering with CHASNZ for this free webinar to discuss the new system and its impact on the construction sector. Speakers will discuss a variety of key issues, including why Tōtika was needed, how it was developed, what the benefits are for the construction sector and practical advice for clients, suppliers and contractors using the new scheme.



Independent Chairperson, Construction Health and Safety New Zealand (CHASNZ)

CHASNZ is a charitable trust developed in 2018 with the objective of improving the lives of construction workers by raising the standard of health and safety culture and performance across our construction industry. Roger has over 35 years' experience in the construction sector in New Zealand and overseas, he will talk about why this change was needed, why pre-qualification is important and where things are at with the rollout of the scheme.


General Manager Health and Safety Innovation, Construction Health and Safety New Zealand (CHASNZ)

Jon has an essential role at CHASNZ, undertaking key initiatives and researching innovative solutions that contribute to the organisation’s aspirations for a world class construction health and safety environment. Jon will discuss how Tōtika was developed, the benefits for the construction sector and advice for clients, suppliers and contractors using the new scheme.


Zero Harm Lead for Capital Projects and Asset Development, KiwiRail

KiwiRail is one of New Zealand’s largest employers, with staff in more than 50 towns and cities across the country. Health and safety assessment is crucial to its operations, but previous schemes have been inefficient with conflicting requirements. Cat will explain the role of pre-qualification for KiwiRail and how the team are using the new scheme.


Executive General Manager Zero Harm, Downer

Downer’s zero harm culture is built on leading and inspiring, managing risk, rethinking processes, applying lessons learnt, and adopting and adapting practices that aim to achieve zero work-related injuries. Barry will discuss some of the issues Downer has encountered with the previous health and safety pre-qualification schemes and provide his take on Tōtika.

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