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We very much appreciate all your expert help and advice and the clear and practical way in which you have presented all the manuals and documents for our H&S plan.  I feel we now have our Operations Manager onboard and better guided to help us ensure H&S compliance for the rest of the team.

Jennie Johnson, Director Johnson’s Barge Services Ltd

Andreas Gabriel  from  WORKSAFE SMART  has provided us with invaluable Health and Safety advice and plans so we can conduct our Health and Safety practices with accuracy and confidence. We do not hesitate to recommend his services as we have found him an invaluable advisor in all areas of Health and Safety.

Anne Rush MNZM, General Manager Make/Shift Spaces Inc

Outstanding work Andreas, thank you! It is very precise and clear to understand. (Administrative and operational Health & Safety procedures under COVID-19 Alert Levels)

Grant Hunt, Director GHBC LTD

Thank you for all the work you put in to help make this event such a success!

Jeni Thornborough, Events Contracts Adviser Nelson City Council, Opera in the Park 2020

Andreas at Worksafe Smart has provided a health and safety management system that covers all the legally necessary areas yet is simple enough to be usable by the client. In an initial meeting he ensured we knew how to easily use the health and safety management system. He has continued to provide valuable health and safety support through giving reliable advice and putting processes in place when we have been confronted with new health and safety challenges. I would highly recommend Andreas to other small business requiring a thorough and usable health and safety management system.


Thank you so very much for all the information you have given us. Health & safety is important for everyone, and we will recommend you as a consultant to others we know would benefit from your experience


We looked at a few different health and safety companies before deciding to work with WorkSafe Smart. We’re really glad we did as we found Andreas’s approach practical, friendly and easy to understand. He helped us develop a straightforward plan that was specific to our business yet still simple and easy to implement. He also completed a training session with staff which was very well received. It is reassuring to know that Andreas is there for support with health and safety matters if needed.


It is without any hesitation that I would recommend the highly professional services of Worksafe Smart to any business or organisation. Andreas was excellent to work with he provided a fully comprehensive, yet no nonsense policy tailor made to our specific needs along with full support required for ensuring our on-going well-being and compliance.

Lloyd Harwood, Community Arts Manager – ARTS COUNCIL NELSON,

I highly recommend Andreas as a Health & Safety Consultant. We engaged his services as part of our new two days festival here in the Nelson Tasman region – he was an essential part of our team in terms of delivering an enjoyable and safe event under challenging circumstances. He was a calm but diligent presence who carried out his duties effectively whilst also recognising the dynamic environment we were operating in. He produced a very thorough Health & Safety plan, happily carried out adjustments as the event changed and then was our Onsite Health & Safety Office throughout the entire event. I am proud to say that we had a new event over two days, in two challenging locations, with over 10,000 people and numerous different activities operating yet we had ZERO incidents thanks to the hard work of Andreas and the wider events team. People often scoff at paying money for Health & Safety but when it comes to protecting the integrity of your company/project, offering all your customers a safe experience and having a wise counsel on-hand to walk you through the process – there is no one better than Andreas Gabriel.

Johny O’Donell – Event Manager ‘LIFT OFF ABEL TASMAN’, Director SHIFTON LTD

“Again it was amazing to have you on board. Very happy we engaged you and the team loved having you around for both the work you did and the good energy you brought.”

Toby Burrows – Festival Director ‘BAY DREAMS NELSON’, Director ‘RHYTHM AND VINES’

I must say this is the first consulting invoice in my life for H&S I pay with a smile! It was great to work with your attitude of “Just do it!”, helping us pulling things off in a safe way without being overly cautious as you obviously realized at the get go we are caring of our guests and a safe event and are always open to sensible consulting … Pleasure working with you – one of the positive highlights of the event. Knowing H&S is “covered” for future events is a big relief.

Carsten Buschkuehle – Festival Director – LIFT OFF ABEL TASMAN, Tasman District

Many thanks for the visit and doing our Health and Safety  work for us. It was very easy to understand it , with the format you have set out for us. We were very impressed by your service.  I have recommended you to our friends.

Liz Hewitt – Director – ENVIROLINK LTD, Nelson

When faced with the daunting prospect of preparing a health and safety plan for our small but complex community performing arts hub, we turned to the team at Worksafe Smart for help. Andreas kept the process simple, understandable and manageable, liaising with us every step of the way to create a bespoke plan and system that has already proved it’s worth in keeping us and our community of users safe and supported in our wonderful new facility.

James Donaldson – Director – NELSON CENTRE OF MUSICAL ARTS

It was really great having you on board and we are super grateful of all the experience and advise you brought to the team. I really enjoyed working with you on this project.

Sophie Kelly – Project Manager – LIGHT NELSON EVENT

We recently got our result on the annual Site Wise submission for Health & Safety: Green for go 82%! Many thanks to Andreas of Work Safe Smart for helping.

Dean Moffat – Director – CITI HEAT COOL, Nelson

Thank you for your excellent service Andreas. It was such a pleasure to meet with you today. Ray and I both appreciated the time and care you spent going through our Health and Safety Management Plan with us. We left feeling confident and able to carry on competently and safely with Rays Contracting business. Our plan is beautifully put together and clear and precise and we will not have any trouble adding to this living document.

Tracey Andersen – RAYS CONTRACTING, Motueka

Andreas helped us with the health and safety management plan for Barbican Training Centre. He is extremely knowledgeable, helpful, passionate and efficient. Andreas has the ability to listen, respond and explain things in an easy to upload format that made the whole process simple and super easy peasy! We highly recommend his services to all businesses serious about complying with their health and safety obligations.

Susan Piket – Director – Barbican Training Centre

We engaged Andreas to complete a comprehensive review of the risks in our business at four high risk work-sites in the South Island. I was extremely impressed with the efficiency Andreas completed the work and the practical solutions he provided. We asked Andreas to use our own internal systems and after a very short time I was able to leave him to it with the confidence the work was being completed as we needed and to a very high standard. What pleased me the most was how Andreas was able to get the guys on the floor to work collaboratively with him as it is very important in our organization that workers participate in Health and Safety processes. I would recommend Andreas to any organization and look forward to working with him again.

Scott Fry – Health and Safety Manager – NDA Engineering, Hamilton

Thank you Andreas for providing Seka Electrical with the Health and Safety Management Plan we needed and going over it so clearly with us. Really appreciated all the forms and templates that I did not know would be included but are a real bonus and such valuable and usable resources. Highly recommend WorkSafe Smart.

Kate Bennett, SEKA Electrical, Richmond

Andreas created a health and safety plan for my hair and beauty salon, he was so helpful and informative and it was a very quick and easy process! I highly recommend his services.

Sarah Nyssen, Elise Hair & Beauty, Nelson

To Whom It May Concern

This is a note of endorsement for Andreas Gabriel, director of Work Safe Smart Ltd.

Prior to engaging the services of Andreas, our company had no idea of the legislative obligation we had with regard to occupational health and safety; perhaps we did not really want to know. In the past we have been part of organizations where occupational safety and health has been so poorly presented that we were completely turned off. Not so with Andreas.

Andreas accompanied us on a site visit to observe the safety risks we were exposed to. He then compiled a comprehensive Health and Safety plan pertaining specifically to our business and the tasks we undertake. In this he outlined all the safety areas we needed to be conscious of in our day to day work. A lot of this stuff we, quite frankly, had never considered.

The great thing about Andreas’ approach is that he did not just leave the plan with us. Instead, he sat down and went through all the areas he had identified and discussed each in depth. It was a real hands-on approach which was really helpful in bringing safety to the forefront of our minds.

We are very pleased to have Andreas to help us with for our company’s Health and Safety needs and have no hesitation in recommending him for any business.

Yours sincerely

Mike Copeland

Director Kiwi Pioneer Co Ltd.

Kiwi Pioneer Co Ltd., Natural Wastewater Solutions, Motueka

“We are a local pest-control company, and WorkSafe Smart has assisted us in developing our Health and Safety programme. Our business has multiple hazards including chemicals and working at height, but the manual which Andreas has produced for us is totally practical and easy to use. We are impressed!”

Flybusters Antiants, commercial and residential pest-control, Nelson/Motueka

“Andreas has recently helped us to review our Health & Safety policies and procedures. We have found him excellent to work with! He researched our business to ensure we were thoroughly covered in all aspects of Health and Safety, and has continued to work with us as we have adapted and reworded some of our policies after discussion with our staff & board members.”

Nelson School of Music, Nelson

 “Having Andreas do the work on my Health & Safety Management plan was definitely the right choice. He comprehensively set out then explained all that my fledgeling company needed to start on its way. A very articulate and knowledgeable man, easy to give five stars here.”

Cracked Ltd, Nelson

I used Andreas when I wanted to update my H&S plans. Great service and advice. I would recommend him to anyone after a personalised plan.”

Mark Morris, Redjam Ventures Ltd – Stainless Steel Fabrication & Industrial Electrical Installations