our networks

Optimise enjoys working with other great people and organisations.  We may do this when collaborating on projects, developing service solutions to meet specific client needs, and to teach our skills to others or to learn new skills.  Thanks for being great people to work with.

Working with Karl Bridges and the team from hfex adds their skills in the cognitive domain of human factors/ergonomics.  Karl and his team's psychology skills assists companies to achieve safer and more productive outcomes.

Whilst Sue Alexander enjoys joining the Optimise team for projects, we also recommend that you work with her via Alexander Ergonomics Consulting if you have specific 'moving and handling of people' issues.  Sue is an excellent trainer and specialist for your health sector patient handling needs.

Peter Simmonds of SimOcc Consulting Services is a certified occupational hygienist.  We enjoy working with Peter  on design projects with chemicals, dusts/fibres, noise and other physical hazards to address, and we recommend his services if you require an occupational hygienist.

If you are seeking generalist health and safety advisory services, we recommend Darren Guard and his crew from Guard Safety. They specialise in work in the maritime and primary industries sectors, and Darren is known for his ability to talk straight and sensible with all - from directors to your newest inductee. 

Another great generalist health and safety provider is Margaret van Schaik, a Chartered Member of IOSH based in Wellington.  She and her team have experience across many industries and deliver professional level health and safety solutions. We love that for the best client results they know the boundaries of their own skill sets and when to refer on.  

Logan Miller and his team at LM Safety is another recommended generalist health and safety provider. Based in Central Otago, LM Safety provide general health and safety consulting, training, auditing and investigation services and support - when and where you need it. 'Knowledge - a mile wide and an inch thick!' Logan and his team know when to work with specialists when a greater depth of skill is required.

Optimise recommends ensuring that those you choose to work with are recognised professionals in their field.  You should check which professional association they belong too and what level of registration/certification they hold, along with the skills and experience they have relevant to your work needs - and that they have insurance cover. 


Optimise supports the work of the Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ) in promoting this. We advise that the HASANZ Register of recognised professionals working within the health and safety sector is now available to the public. This covers many disciplines such as health and safety generalists, occupational health nurses, occupational hygienists, occupational therapists, and occupational health physiotherapists - along with human factors professionals/ergonomists. In addition, many of the professional association's websites can be used to verify those with recognised qualifications and who have good standing.  For example you can view human factors/ergonomics professionals on the HFESNZ website. 

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