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Simple Effective Solutions

Don Richards, the Director of Simple Effective Solutions, provides pragmatic stand-alone Health and Safety, Environmental and Quality Management solutions that meet both your legal and business requirements. He can also combine your systems to provide an integrated package. Don also compiles Asbestos Management Plans.
The key to any system is to tailor it to your business.  The amount of record keeping and documentation in any system should be directly proportional to the size of your company, the complexity of the work undertaken and the amount of risk involved.
Small companies that undertake straightforward work that carry little risk requires less record keeping than larger and more complex ones.
Don offers his extensive hands on experience in designing and implementing systems that work for, and not against, you.

Health and Safety Systems

Don has over 16 years of hands-on experience in Health and Safety and was a key member of the award winning implementation team for the Building Research Association of NZ.

Environmental Systems

Don developed the BRANZ Environmental Management system from scratch enabling it to gain EnviroMark diamond accreditation.

Quality Management Systems

Don was the Quality Manager for Standards New Zealand, the Business Excellence Manager for Industrial Research Ltd (IRL) and the Quality Manager for BRANZ for 11 years.

Asbestos Management Plans

Don compiles Asbestos Management Plans for residential and smaller scale commercial properties and has the International proficiency certificate in IP 402 Surveying and sampling strategies for asbestos in Buildings.