At First 4 Safety, we take a balanced view on health and safety.

Our clients receive practical advice that works with, not against, their commercial operations. This approach works because we have clear processes and decades of experience.

Greg Dearsly
Greg DearslyManaging Director

Health and safety leadership

Our principal consultant, Greg Dearsly, is a well-respected industry leader. He is the New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM) President and represents NZISM on the Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ), and the International Network of Health and Safety Professional Organisations (INSHPO). Greg is a regular contributor to national working groups on health and safety and is a passionate and experienced speaker at industry conferences.

Greg was first introduced to health and safety whilst working in the waste industry where he spent over 15 years in various health and safety roles, including National HSE Manager for Transpacific Industries Group’s New Zealand operations where he managed a team of health and safety practicioners.

In 2011, he founded First Principles 4 Safety to provide balanced health and safety consultancy advice to businesses both large and small. The company has grown rapidly and was rebranded First 4 Safety in 2014.

Sara Dearsly
Sara DearslyAdministration Manager

Sara joined First 4 Safety in 2014 as the administration manager and provides operational support for the organisation. More recently Sara has been utilising her administration skills within the Health and Safety field for a number of small to medium sized clients as we help them develop and improve on the way their health and safety systems are used.

For nearly 20 years, Sara has been working in office administration and management for a number of businesses, including Sony NZ, Waste Management, Samsung NZ, Elders NZ and NZ Bus. Sara has undertaken a variety of roles within these organisations and has a wide range of administration skills from customer service to senior credit control.

Greg Richards
Greg RichardsHealth and Safety Specialist

Greg Richards is a motivated, multi-tasking Health and Safety Specialist who is truly passionate about the safety and wellbeing of people. Greg possesses excellent planning and implementation skills and has an ability to build trust and confidence in people.

Greg also applies a practical approach in providing solutions with H&S the key front runner. He can be trusted to listen to all aspects of challenging situations and through involvement with key stakeholders provide acceptable and practical solutions.

Greg is a friendly approachable individual committed to providing a suitable solution to any Health and Safety challenges you may face.

Experience from the shop floor to senior management

Depending on need, we engage on both short term and long term projects. Our health and safety consultancy services cover the following areas:

  • Health and safety management systems
  • Hazard and risk management
  • Investigations
  • On-site assurance
  • External audit preparation
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