If you are an existing AdventureMark™ certified operator and your recertification date falls in October or November then you will have received a recertification email with a new contract for 2017. This must be returned to AdventureMark™ before we can start the recertification process. Please contact us if you have not received that email.
Clients with recertification dates in December and January will receive a notification email in the coming weeks.
It is important you return the new signed contract to AdventureMark™ ASAP. We can then appoint your auditor and start the document review process. The sooner you return your documents..... the sooner we can plan your on site visit. This allows our team to try and plan your audit with other operators in your region and keeps travel costs down. Your documentation review and on site visit must be completed at least 14 days prior to your recertification date. WorkSafe need at least 14 days to complete your registration. Please make sure you plan ahead so there is no disruption to your certification. There is very little leeway on recertification dates from WorkSafe. Please do Contact AdventureMark™ if you have any questions about the process at all. If you are thinking of transferring over to AdventureMark™ from another audit provider, please contact us as soon as possible so we can be sure to schedule your audit before your recertification date.
Recertification is getting close for a lot of operators. You can complete your recertification audit up to 3 months prior to your recertification date. It is important that you plan well ahead. We have started documentation reviews for a number of operators. We can start your document review immediately. Planning ahead will allow our team to keep travel costs lower. We will also try and schedule on site audits so you can share travel costs with other operators. The recertification audit requires a full document review and on site visit. We will need to sign a new contract and send you an audit plan so please get in touch as soon as possible to get the ball rolling and avoid any disruption to your certification. For more information and tips on recertification please see here
A recent safety update from WorkSafe on Scuba Cylinder approvals being withdrawn
If you are unsure whether your adventure activity is subject to the adventure activity regulations, you can have a look here to help you decide. If you are still unsure you can contact WorkSafe adventure activities desk to clarify on this link.
If your operation is subject to the regulations you will need to register with WorkSafe and will require A Full AdventureMark™ Blue Audit. You may find that some of your activities are subject to the regulations and some are not. If this is the case we can easily carry out a full audit encompassing both the AdventureMark™ Blue and Green Audits. For more information on the audit process check out this link. If you have any questions at all please do contact us and we will happily talk you through the process.
We often have requests from operators for advice on developing documents in preparation for audit. Unfortunately as auditors we have a strict set of guidelines which means we cannot consult. We need to remain impartial. However here are some really useful tips and tricks available from various sites
1. Activity Safety Guidelines
2. The New Legislation
3. The Health and Safety at Work Act
4. Overlapping Duties
5. Guidance for Operators
6. The 2017 Safety Audit Standard
7. Notifiable Events
8. Managing Drugs and Alcohol
9. Forms and Templates
Recertification is approaching fast for most operators in 2017. The regulations require that all operators go through a full audit at recertification. This occurs every 3 years.
Here are a few tips to help streamline the process, keep costs down and make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible:-
AdventureMark™ are pleased to welcome 5 new team members that bring a wealth of outdoor and auditing experience to the company. Stu Allan, Hugh Barnard, Ray Goldring, Mark Smith and Mark Woods (Budgie) have recently joined the AdventureMark™ team.
We now have a large team of auditors that have a wide range of technical expert qualifications. This keeps the cost of audits down for you as operators as it can reduce the expense of having large audit teams on the ground.
Our Current Team
Simon Reynolds – Lead Auditor- TE- Motorsports/4WD/Quads
Todd Karipa– Lead Auditor- TE- High Ropes/Zip
Tony Hill– Lead Auditor
David Greenslade– Lead Auditor- TE – Motorsports/ 4WD/Quads
Jamie Simpson– Lead Auditor- TE- White Water/Kayaking
Stu Allan– Lead Auditor- TE- Rock Climb/Abseil
Hugh Barnard– Lead Auditor- TE- Mountaineering/Ski Touring/Rock Climbing
Mark Smith– Lead Auditor- TE- High Ropes/Zip
Brian Franks – Lead Auditor- TE- Diving
Ray Goldring– Lead Auditor
Mark (Budgie) Woods– Lead Auditor- TE- Mountain biking
Hemi Morete– Lead Auditor
Ben Anderson– Lead Auditor
We also have a great team of technical experts available.
If you would like more information on the AdventureMark™ team or wish to discuss the simple process of transferring your audit body over to AdventureMark™ contact Jamie Simpson on [email protected] or 0220912347
The Latest Adventure Activities update from WorkSafe New Zealand can be found here
A recent study on the performance of the NZ Adventure Activities Certification Scheme can be found here.
The Following Webinar hosted by the NZ recreation association helps break down the findings.
Some Really Interesting stuff on the impacts and benefits of rolling out the scheme.
QSI/AdventureMark™ Blue Certification is JAS-ANZ accredited.AdventureMark™ Blue certification is approved by WorkSafe under the WorkSafe adventure activities certification scheme.
New Zealand Adventure Tourism Safety Certification
Mobile (NZ): +64 22 09 12347
66 Paora Hapi Street