Garth Gulley

Health and Safety Professional
Te Pūkenga
Wellington Region


I have been involved in health and safety since 2007. Before that I ran an outdoor education centre, a business where safety management is an everyday reality. In 2007 I took on the newly created role of National Manager of Outdoor Safety and set about implementing a national auditing framework linked to current accepted practice. That led to my involvement in the development of a national auditing standard, ISO standards and co-writing a book for ISO on safety management systems.

Moving to WorkSafe New Zealand as an Industry Advisor, then Safety Star Rating Assessor, broadened my horizons and introduced me to a vast range of sectors and businesses. Being part of the development of the Safety Star Rating Scheme - which later became SafePlus - provided me with a sound foundation on what 'good' looks like and what really matters when assessing health and safety performance and maturity.

I then spent five years at KPMG helping organisations with the design and implementation of systems, frameworks, and tools. In that time, I have completed many SafePlus assessments. My goal was to keep things simple, relevant, and useful. 

Now at Te Pūkenga I am working on developing a comprehensive and coherent wellbeing and safety management system for the vocational education sector.

HASANZ Registered SafePlus Assessor
  • New Zealand Institute of Safety Management
  • NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
    Accredited SafePlus Assessor
    SAI Global - Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
    SAI Lead OHS Auditor
My Skills and Experience

Postal address

Cnr Anglesea & Nisbet Streets
Hamilton 3204

Street address

Level 2, Wintec House
Cnr Anglesea & Nisbet Streets
Hamilton 3204