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Contractor Health, Safety and Wellbeing

When working with Council as a contractor you have shared duties with us for protecting the health and safety of yourself and others, the following sections cover our prequalification, induction and reporting requirements.

Contractor pre-qualifications schemes

Tauranga City Council accepts a number of health and safety pre-qualification types. This is to ensure council is using contractors who operate with effective health and safety management systems to prevent harm to people and the environment or damage to property.

Our preferred pre-qualification scheme is SHE pre-qual, if you have no other pre-qualification you can apply using the links below.

Depending on the type of work you will do for us, we may also accept other types, such as ISO45001 accreditation, IMPAC and ISNetworld. If you don’t have SHE but have another type of pre-qualification please check with us if we’ll accept your current pre-qualification for the work you will do.


Apply for or renew SHE pre-qualification

This process is being handled by the Waikato Local Authority Shared Services using an internationally recognised portal.

Commence your application

Tip: Consider setting up a folder on your desktop to save all evidence required to enable easy uploading into the application.

Some frequently asked questions have been assembled to assist you with any queries you may have.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for Contractors

SHE Approved contractor database

As contractors become pre-qualified, company/industry details will be accessible on a database.

Approved contractor database

This provides visibility to contractors and council staff to identify who is approved, assisting with the tendering process and council procurement.

Contractor Induction Video

As a contractor for Tauranga City Council, you have a vital role to play in our community. The following video explains our commitment to keeping everyone safe and our expectations of you while you work with us.

Reporting Incidents

We are continually reviewing how we manage health and safety here at Tauranga City Council and have made changes to our notifications, reporting and investigations – please see the attached table. This sets our expectations around notifying, reporting and investigating of health and safety incidents or events to ensure we meet our duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act. The requirements have been scaled according to the events’ actual or potential harm.

Event severity and investigation levels (61kb pdf)

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