Managing Machinery Risk

Health & Safety

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This training programme is running in conjunction with the Employers and Manufacturers Association

Know the range and scale of risks associated with machinery, and how to minimise them


Reducing machinery-related injuries is a high priority for businesses and regulators. WorkSafe NZ’s Safe Use of Machinery Harm Reduction Programme has been established to help actively manage the hazards associated with machinery operation and maintenance. The course uses this framework to guide you in how to understand and effectively manage the risks when purchasing, installing, operating, maintaining, cleaning and repairing machinery.


This two-day course is a must for any business owner, operator or supervisor where plant and machinery is in operation, and anyone wanting to understand how to comply with WorkSafe NZ’s Safe Use of Machinery Harm Reduction including:

  • Machinery operators
  • Maintenance team members
  • Health and safety representatives
  • Health and safety advisers and managers
  • Team leaders and supervisors


  • Get your workers, representatives and other stakeholders engaged in machinery risk assessments

  • Identify and explain the various types of machinery risks
  • Understand common safe systems of work with machinery
  • Explain the importance of locking out plant and equipment
  • Understand contractor management risks and the need to consult, co-ordinate and co-operate with other organisations with operational machinery risks


Two days


Brent Sutton

Brent brings over 17 years’ experience in occupational risk management and health and safety. Brent works in partnership with clients, providing practical advice to address health and safety risks and develop strategies to drive improvements in safety culture. He is well regarded as a human operational performance (HOP) practitioner - (Safety II) safety coach and for assisting clients to understand the importance of safety governance, setting clear and understandable safety objectives and providing safety leadership.

Brent is also a specialist in health and safety critical event management of serious harm and fatality incidents and works with insurers and legal firms on WorkSafe NZ enforcement matters. Brent was recently appointed to the board of RiskNZ Inc, RiskNZ is the sector body in New Zealand bringing together people and organisations managing risk.

NZQA Unit Standard Assessment (Optional)

18410, Version 5, Level 4: Credits 4.

Manage Hazard Identification and Control on Plant and Machinery.
Learners can expect to do an additional 26 hours of self-directed learning to complete this unit standard.

Note: This is not an NZQA approved course, however learners that achieve the unit standard attached to this course will have this added to their NZ Record of Achievement from NZQA.


Course Dates

Oamaru 24 - 25 May 2021 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Brydone Hotel, 115 Thames Street, Oamaru Fully Booked
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$ 975.00 + GST for members
$ 1250.00 + GST for non-members


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