About the Company

Health & Safety Worx Limited has been in business in the Bay of Plenty since January 2009 when owner and founder Paul Johnson established the company to provide an HSMS tailored to meet an organisation’s individual needs. Taking a holistic approach to HSMS involving management and workers in the process, the company was founded to promote safety in the workplace and to guide and educate individuals, companies large and small, and other organisations in the systems and processes required to take control of their future health and safety direction.

Legislation dictates what is required to be done under the law. A Safety Management System (HSMS) is the mechanism that ensures what is required by law when legislation, codes of practice and relevant standards are applied to an organisation’s operation. The safety culture of an organisation is the product of individual and group values, attitudes, perceptions, competencies, and patterns of behaviour. These determine the commitment to an organisation’s health and safety management. We are passionate about steering clients to a position of strength and confidence in all facets of their health and safety imperatives.

Paul Johnson – Owner and Director

Tauranga born and bred Paul spent 8 years living in Japan teaching English in the 1990s. In 1998 he was employed as a stevedore at the Port of Tauranga where his passion for health and safety was ignited. He became deeply involved in joining the H&S committee and becoming an H&S representative. He completed a Graduate Diploma of Occupational Safety and Health (GradDipOSH) in 2008 from Massey University and is a graduate member of the New Zealand Institution of Safety Management (NZISM). Areas of occupational health and safety Paul has worked in include:

  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Port logistics and container traffic
  • Oil facilities
  • Geothermal electric power generation facilities
  • Hydroelectric power station maintenance
  • ACC
  • Impac Prequal, SHE Prequal for councils, Sitewise & ISNetworld
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Paul Johnson – Health & Safety Worx, Tauranga

Paul’s other passion is the pursuit of skydiving, making his first jump as a high school student. He has worked as a professional skydiver and done in excess of 8000 jumps, previously worked as a tandem skydive instructor, Drop Zone Safety Officer (DZSO) and a senior person in a CAA Part 115 organisation. Paul’s philosophy is summed up in his own words:

“I believe that life is precious, worth living – and preserving. I understand that everything we do in life has an associated element of risk. These risks can be accessed and prioritised. Unacceptable risks can be mitigated and controlled in such a way that the activity is acceptable and can potentially have huge positive outcomes.”

Paul Johnson