Creating a more competent workforce and in turn driving a more efficient industry

Assessing Health & Safety Competency

Foundation H&S Knowledge Assessment

This is an assessment for everybody in the NZ building and construction industry. This assessment is based on the foundation H&S standard and covers what everyone must know and do to be safe for themselves and each other.

‣ CSafeFoundationInformation.pdf
Download the Foundation
competency framework

Professionally qualified occupations

A suite of assessments aligned to the H&S aspects of occupations that support the building and construction industry (e.g. Engineers & Designers, Client Based Professionals, and H&S Practitioners.

‣  CSafeProfessions.pdf
Download Professional
competency framework


This is an assessment based on the industry H&S standard for those people who may have management responsibility for multiple trades and/or multiple sites/and or large sites or projects. This assessment is also aimed at owners of small construction businesses.

‣  CSafeManagement.pdf


An assessment aligned to the industry H&S standard for coal face leaders (e.g.leading hands, foremen). Specifically aimed at site based leaders of small teams of construction workers.

‣ CSafeSupervisory.pdf
Download Supervisory competency

In-field Assessment

Those with a trade assessment pass may receive ‘infield’ assessments from their foreman or supervisor. Assessments are done through theConstructSafe App. Supervisors and foremen can apply to be an assessor through the ConstructSafe app.

‣ CSafeFoundationInformation.pdf
‣ CSafeInFieldAssessmentInformation.pdf
Download In field assessment - information for candidates and employers

Getting to Know ConstructSafe

What is ConstructSafe?

ConstructSafe is a national competency scheme, owned by the New Zealand construction industry and operated by Construction Health & Safety NZ (CHASNZ).

The scheme aims to provide the industry with an assurance that people remain safe. Watch our video to learn about the different categories of the scheme (previously known as Tiers).

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Why ConstructSafe?

ConstructSafe is the solution to being able to assess Health & Safety competency within the construction industry in NZ.

In the same way that a driving licence proves the competency of a driver, ConstructSafe proves the health and safety competency of our workforce. It provides assurance that every worker on-site understands the same things, in order to carry out their jobs safely.

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ConstructSafe App

To make it easier for the industry to engage with ConstructSafe, an App has been developed that is easy to download and use.

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Sign up to ConstructSafe

Sign up to ConstructSafe and join our community of Health & Safety conscious, responsible organisations, whilst having access to FREE training materials and bespoke information and insights into the capability and competency of your people.

ConstructSafe is a great place to start your Health & Safety journey. By putting the competency of your people first, you are helping us, as a nation, to be better by making Health & Safety a part of what we do, not something else to do.

Sign up for ConstructSafe today

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