IndigeSafe Services

All cultures possess positive narratives that when connected with practice, can improve health and safety outcomes.

IndigeSafe Services

I lead intimate conversations that reprise Māori culture and illuminate its practical use in health and safety. I like to turn on that lightbulb and overtime coach and hand that light switch over to clients.  

I also deliver conventional health and safety services including, investigations, contractor management, data analysis, risk assessment, auditing, system, and policy reviews, safety observations, coaching and mentoring. 

Whether your needs are for conventional or cultural health and safety services, as a Service Provider with the Regional Business Partner Network, your business may receive a subsidy to access our services.

Haumaru micro-credential

IndigeSafe is developing a series of micro credentials for practitioners and businesses that introduce Māori cultural knowledge and evidenced based practices that improve worker engagement and behaviors and decision making.

Watch Welcome to the World of indigenous Māori safety – Haumaru Māori to find our more.

I love to work with and learn from Vance! He is someone who is amazing at engaging with workers and really understanding the risks from their points of view. He works diligently to understand the critical risks of a business and ensure they are managed for those on the frontline. He has over time built a suite of tools to improve worker wellbeing by connecting Maori culture with environmental health and safety systems and practice.

Gareth Beck. 2020 Emerging Practitioner of the Year

For any business wanting to enhance connection with their Maori workforce, Vance's work on improving worker wellbeing by connecting Māori culture, with environmental, health, and safety systems and practice is extremely valuable. At Site Safe we are working with Vance and others to ensure that we achieve the best possible training and engagement outcomes for Maori workers by focusing on the importance of culture in learning, and in turn creating leaders in the H&S space. Vance's approach is both realistic and based strongly on applied research, working with Maori workers on the front line of our high risk industries.

Brett Murray. Chief Executive at Site Safe New Zealand Inc

Vance is an outstanding contributor to the academic body of knowledge and the use of practical applications of Māori Tikanga into a workplace health and safety context. He uses curiosity to better understand how Māori workers use cultural norms to think about doing good work safely and has the mana to guide organisations to better understand how to integrate these concepts into their organisations.

Greg Dearsly. President at International Network of Safety and Health Professional Organisations

Vance has a significant track record in this area. Kia ora mo tenei mahi rangatira!

Kathie Irwin MNZM, PHD, MInstD

Vance has a real focus on worker health and safety by connecting traditional health and safety systems to Te Ao Maori concepts and helping bridge the gap.

Carey Griffiths. Manager Regulatory Practice at WorkSafe New Zealand

Vance improves worker wellbeing by connecting Māori culture, with environmental, health, and safety systems and practice.

Robyn Bennett. President, New Zealand Institute of Safety Management