health and safety standards

In an industry like ours, stringent health and safety standards are pivotal to the success of the business. While we put health and safety measures in place to protect our employees, they’re also there to benefit our clients as well.

We have a number of health and safety protocols in place and our staff are all highly trained in every standard. Our team work with hazardous equipment and chemicals on a daily basis which is why we take health and safety very seriously and set our standards high.

Protecting our employees is of the utmost importance.

After all, where would we be without them?

But, when we think of health and safety, we also think of our clients.

How we can keep them and their workplaces safe is extremely important to us.

We work for industrial and commercial companies with high staff numbers. We always have a health and safety plan in place before we begin a job and, if we think the work poses a risk to our client’s staff, we will work outside of their operational hours to get the work done.

When hiring a company to take care of your industrial cleaning, building maintenance or food safety cleaning, we can’t stress enough the importance of asking about health and safety standards. You don’t want to find you’re putting your company at risk just because someone else falls short in this area.

Our team adhere to stringent health and safety standards every step of the way

All of our site staff are NZQA Qualified or working towards a Rapid trade certificate in the following areas:

  • First Aid
  • Working in confined spaces
  • Gas detection
  • Safe chemical handling
  • Hazard and risk management
  • Permit receiver
  • Safe work system
  • Height safety or height safety advanced

We also run our own, in-house training and apprenticeships to further enhance the health and safety skills of our Rapid employees.

Health and safety gear

Prequal certified in commercial and industrial cleaning

Our commercial and industrial cleaning services cover a broad range of jobs. This area of our business covers everything from food safety cleaning to silo cleaning. It’s normal for the Rapid team to work at heights and in confined spaces – something we’re all trained to do.

We have achieved our PREQUAL Certification again, renewing this for another two years. PREQUAL is a contractor prequalification that identifies safe contractors on behalf of those who might be looking for one.

Our PREQUAL Certification ensures our customers that we have the right systems and measures in place to carry out the job safely.

Meeting the PREQUAL criteria is something only contractors with stringent health and safety standards are able to do. We are proud to say that we have met the criteria for another term.

We ensure the safety of your employees while on the job

We’ve all heard of the many nasty accidents that can occur in the workplace. Factories and other industrial spaces are at a much higher risk of these incidents purely because of the equipment staff are working with.

We understand the concentration involved in using this kind of equipment which is why we strive for minimal disruption on every job we’re called out to do. The last thing you want in an industrial environment are staff that are distracted.

Rapid Facility Services is made up of specialised divisions and each division is highly skilled in their field.

Given the different health and safety measures for each of our services, we send only those with the right skills to tackle the job at hand.

Our staff are trained to take responsibility for themselves and we provide a safety kit bag to each member. In these bags, we put:

  • Personal first aid kit
  • Hi-viz vest and t-shirt
  • Anti-fog safety glasses and goggles
  • Earmuffs
  • Leather gloves
  • Travel mug

We also keep our team vehicles stocked with comprehensive safety kits. These include

  • Vehicle first aid kit
  • Hard hats
  • Dust masks
  • Hazard signs
  • Certified harnesses
  • Safety cones
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Steel cap boots
  • Hi-viz wet-weather dungarees and jackets
  • Safety tape

Our health and safety standards improve job results

We strongly believe that stringent health and safety standards help us achieve excellent results.

Learning such a wide range of health and safety protocols improves the attention to detail of our staff and gives them the skills to treat each job with care.

Health and safety are more than just a list of ways to stay safe. We believe that when you adhere to health and safety standards, you improve the way you work. This, in turn, improves the outcome for the customer.

We’re very serious about safety here at Rapid Facility Services. With advanced skills in health and safety, our team come prepared for every scenario.

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We have been identified as a trusted, safe contractor through our PREQUAL Certification, giving our customers full transparency about our health and standards. This assurance that we will be equipped with the right gear and skills is invaluable and we’re proud to offer it to all of our customers.

Hiring contractors with stringent health and safety standards is the only way to ensure the safety of your premises and staff. You’ll certainly be in safe hands with Rapid. Call us today.

Robyn Schoch

Robyn is Rapid Facility Services' Financial Director. After 29 years in the building and FMCG industries Robyn has the best of both industries knowledge to fall back on. Robyn looks after the money, the systems and is mum to all at Rapid.
Robyn Schoch