Some clients have kindly provided testimonials for a range of our health and safety, mediation, facilitation and coaching services.
December 2018 Health & safety is the most important component of building site management, and we hired Shona Kelly as the Health and Safety Consultant for our forty-three allotment residential development. This engagement occurred contemporaneously with the update to the statute and many of the employed contractors did not have and understanding of, or the systems and management practises in place to comply with legislation.
For the approximately eighteen months build commencing late in 2015, Shona was tasked to work with our contractors, to assist developing simple systems for each and to conduct monthly site audits to ensure compliance.
Shona is a reliable and effective consultant, who toiled to raise and maintain the health and safety standard of the building site, thereby ensuring all went home safely – every day. Detailed reporting and record keeping by Health & Safety Northland contributed to ensure compliance with the statute and importantly our work place was maintained – safe.
Keith Day, Borneo Investments Ltd December 2018
December 2018 We have recently started running our own Earthmoving company in Hokianga. We were in need of a Health and Safety system which was specific to what we do. Shona made things very clear from the beginning as to what we needed in order to meet Health and Safety requirements. After the phone conference she developed our system and then met with us to explain all aspects of the system. She provided us with a step by step tutorial on how to use the system effectively, and to maintain it through setting goals and working towards achieving these. Everything was conducted in a very professional manner.
We are very pleased with our Health and Safety system, and the support provided by Shona. We are now able to implement the system confidently, write our own SOP’s and we have a better understanding of current H & S regulations. We highly recommend Shona’s services to other businesses.
Kelly Trebilco, Tautraxx Earthmovers Ltd
November 2018 The workshop was awesome. The Boys got straight onto the maintenance of the bottle jacks after the meeting and they made a content list of all tools in the work trucks. Really looking forward to implementing our systems. We have a great crew and want to ensure they come home to their family’s each night. Thank you for your help with that.
Kat Cox, Managing Director. www.totalrepile.co.nz
November 2018 We have used Shona Kelly from ReflectNZ for the last 2 years to cast an expert lens over what we do as a school in relation to the new Health and Safety legislation and requirements. Shona has been instrumental in auditing and developing policies, creating and providing workable templates, offering site audits and also in providing training and development advice.
She has also been a real asset to our school in lifting my own personal awareness and responsibility around the complexities of worksite health and safety, particularly from a principals’ perspective.
Shona has been great to work with, getting on the same page as the school quickly and providing good solutions and integrating well with our team, building trust, confidence and credibility.
We have certainly seen a positive shift in ability from the people Shona has been working with and as an experienced principal I would highly recommend ReflectNZ for any school that hasn’t engaged an expert yet…you just don’t know what you don’t know!
Rick Sayer, Principal, Ngunguru School www.ngunguru.school.nz
October 2018 Thanks for your support through setting up our H & S. You certainly made things clearer to my staff & myself as to what is required with systems & processes, and this went along way to helping achieve the Certification we required for one of our important customers.
Laurie Fraser, Managing Director, Infracom. www.infracom.co.nz
September 2017 We needed a health and safety expert to develop a comprehensive H&S system for our data cabling business. Our policy manual needed bringing up to date and we needed advice on changes needed to comply with new regulations.
Compared to a consultant we had used previously, Shona made the process very straightforward and the documents she provided were clear and simple to follow. She facilitated a work shop with our entire team, educating us on the new regulations and training us to write SOPs. Also, Shona has been particularly helpful in advising us on the documents we need to provide to our clients including commercial builders and government agencies to prove we have the appropriate H&S systems in place.
Our team managers were highly impressed with Shona’s knowledge and the practical advice she gave. Shona will be the first person we call when we need further development/advice/opinion.
Frank Lin Director, Northcom Communications. www.northcom.co.nz
June 2017 Facilitation support: Shona thanks so much for this. I appreciate your time and efforts in helping us on a pathway to resolve some issues that now feel a lot more approachable.
Shona Kelly of Health and Safety Northland has been super-helpful in developing our Health and Safety Manuals for our organisation and we want to say how grateful we are. We also highly recommend her service if you are looking for a similar project to be undertaken.
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March 2015 When deciding on a specialist in the area on Health & Safety, Shona Kelly through the services that her company provides was a very obvious choice for us. The great value that Shona offers is her vast knowledge in this area and her open willingness to discuss concerns and impart knowledge with the Employer as well as the Employees, on how to create a safer working environment, thus ensuring that everyone goes home safely every day.
Shona has assisted our company in drafting a Health & Safety Plan and has educated us on how it should be used for effective hazard management. She has also helped our company to facilitate Health & Safety Inductions for projects that involve a high level of risks.
At Maintenance & General Engineering we consider Shona: Health & Safety Northland (ReflectNZ) to be a part of our extended team. It is a pleasure working with her and I would not hesitate in recommending her.
Alan Williams, Maintenance & General Engineering Ltd Director
…” Shona is a most professional, sensitive consultant. She has a clear understanding of work place safety requirements, especially in schools. She is flexible in her approach and realistic regarding the reality of work place safety. I would strongly recommend schools consider using her services to carry out a health and safety audit to give them peace of mind regarding the safety of their students and staff. Shona works very efficiently and audit reports are likely to be available in a short time frame.”
Spencer Baty, Education Consultant
“ReflectNZ Ltd provided a skilful and timely 2013 Internal audit of our Health and Safety systems. The work involved meeting with staff throughout the organisation, reviewing high-risk areas and advising on systems development. Communication was always helpful and relevant and the report included valuable recommendations now being fulfilled. The Audit was professionally conducted in a comprehensive and timely manner and reporting was direct to our Governing Board. We would commend ReflectNZ Ltd to any organisation truly serious about establishing and maintaining a healthy and safe work environment.”
Andy Britton, Chief Business Operations Director, NorthTec
I have been more than happy with the service offered by Shona from Health and Safety Northland. She made the entire process of creating a health & safety plan and hazard register for my business very easy. From first contact to finished project was less than 10 days. She even included a workshop for staff which was very well received. I highly recommend Shona for your needs.
Sandra Boston www.kiwicakes.co.nz
“Shona, your assistance has been invaluable – you made everything straight forward and understandable – so I feel confident going forward and implementing it all.”
“Shona’s interventions in our organisation marked the turning point in our safety culture. Shona’s in-depth knowledge and collaborative style were key to engaging staff and inspiring leadership in a new way of approaching change management.”
“My coaching experience with Shona was transformative, enabling me to keep on track with my Masters’ papers, chunk my work into manageable segments, manage family crises without triggering a migraine… and reminded me to celebrate my successes.”
“Conflict in our organisation was beyond our capability to resolve. Shona facilitated a meeting for affected volunteers, employees and whanau that resulted in a huge change in respectful acceptance of in-house differences that allowed us to serve our clients effectively.”