Tōtika Health and Safety Pre-Qualification Now Available to New Zealand Contractors through iskills, an Avetta Company

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MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand–(BUSINESS WIRE)–New Zealand contractors can now obtain Tōtika health and safety prequalification from iskills, an Avetta company. Totika is New Zealand’s independent cross-industry health and safety prequalification system.

The Tōtika scheme creates a common universal standard for New Zealand suppliers and contractors. The framework boosts supply chain efficiency with a central registrar, meaning suppliers only need to perform a pre-qualification assessment once, instead of duplicating efforts for each new customer and opportunity.

Contractor health and safety assessment and pre-qualification is an important part of the procurement process,” said Sharon Macquarie, COO of iskills NZ. “Our Tōtika Accredited Program helps companies manage their workforce, manage risk, and ensure that only qualified, compliant contractors and workers are allowed on sites and projects.”

The pre-qualification process ensures that contractors are qualified to work in the construction industry in New Zealand to the Tōtika standard developed by CHASNZ. It helps them maintain up-to-date company information in one place online and ensure that their company documents are always correct and up-to-date.

The benefit of pre-qualifying through the iskills team is that it includes compliance and skills experts available to assist contractors with the pre-qualification process as well as expert advice on industry skill requirements.

The protocol collects, compares and verifies documents from contracting companies to specific Tōtika standards, providing a single source of verification. Reviews focus on safety, quality, environment and business systems to ensure compliance with Tōtika standards. This pre-qualification allows companies to effectively vet and manage their contractor companies for complete control and insight into their workforce.

The cost of registration depends on the provider category. Registration covers document verification, profile update, email reminders and access to local support teams. ISO45001 certified companies pay a nominal fee.

About iskills, an Avetta Company

iskills, an Avetta company, has been a private training institution registered and accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) since 2001. Visit https://www.iskills.co.nz for more information or contact iskills on 0800 700 136 or email [email protected]

About Avetta

The Avetta The SaaS platform helps customers manage supply chain risks and their suppliers become more qualified for jobs. For customers recruiting from our network, we offer the world’s largest supply chain risk management network to manage supplier safety, sustainability, competency and performance. We perform contractor prequalification and worker skills management in major industries, worldwide, including construction, energy, facilities, high tech, manufacturing, mining and utilities. telecommunications.

For suppliers in our network, our audit and verification services reduce their security incident rate by 29%. As a result, nearly 50% of members find additional job opportunities within the first year of joining. In addition, our suppliers enjoy privileged access to the Avetta Marketplace, where dozens of partners offer special discounts on business services such as insurance and work equipment. Avetta serves more than 500 companies and more than 125,000 suppliers in more than 120 countries. Visit https://www.avetta.com/ for more information.

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