AMS Group Launches AMS Work Safe Training Courses Nationwide

AMS Work Safe Contractor and Employee Health & Safety Training

New AMS Work Safe Training Programme is a Focus on Employee & Contractor Safety

As a new Health and Safety Reform Bill sits in front of Parliament, AMS Group Ltd has released over 15 new AMS Work Safe, health and safety training courses available New Zealand wide from 18th, June 2014.  

AMS Group, Managing Director Kevin Wall says, ”Education is a key responsibility of organisations to further reduce rates of work place accidents in New Zealand  - and this starts at the top.”

With the tragedy at Pike River Mine in 2010 and 33 workplace fatalities in New Zealand in 2013 (source:, business accountability has become a priority.   There were close to 800,000 work related accident claims with ACC - year-end June 2013, with a total cost over 1.4 billion dollars. (Source:

Businesses need to understand their obligations.

Wall says “ It is important that [New Zealand] businesses understand their obligations under legislation to train and supervise employees and contractors to make sure that they don’t cause harm to others, or more commonly as happens, to themselves”.

With safety practices in the spotlight and the Health and Safety Reform Bill in front of Parliament, business owners and managers are going to be held accountable directly for accidents in their workplace and will be exposed to significant fines if found negligent.  So, Companies need to be fully aware of their obligations to keep staff and contractors safe under current legislation.

Training Courses focus on creating good operators.

AMS Work Safe training courses focus on creating competent operators.  By working directly with organisations, AMS Group promotes a company wide approach that can encourage a change of culture.  AMS Group tailors training solutions to assist businesses in their commitment to promote good health and safety practices, and in doing so, meeting their obligations under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992.

Wall says “With these new training courses, AMS Group is in the unique position of being able to provide a full range of solutions for any organisation’s requirements”.  AMS Work Safe offers an extensive range of NZQA unit standard based courses and with AMS Group’s NZQA accredited assessors. All of these new courses meet the WORK SAFE NZ requirements.

AMS Work Safe training courses can be incorporated into National Certificate based training pathways for those serious about a career in health and safety.

Find out more about AMS Work Safe courses or book online today.