Better is possible.

When something goes wrong in the workplace, it can be hard to find a safety company that will take the time to fully understand your business, or that you can trust. Smart Safety Solutions is that company for you.

We’re changing the way workplace health & safety works.

Our mission is to provide simple, smart health and safety solutions that keep you and your staff safe whilst assisting with legislative health and safety compliance. The real enemy of safety is not non-compliance, but non-thinking.
Steve Schroder

Steve Schroder

Director

Joining the team in 2015, Steve brought with him a wealth of operational safety experience, allowing him to cut quickly to the heart of a problem and find practical solutions for safety issues. Steve now enjoys working with business owners, Boards and senior management to help to transition to a progressive and proactive safety culture within their business. Steve is a Professional Member of NZISM and is an experienced ICAM-trained safety investigator, having undertaken numerous ICAM investigations for Smart Safety Solutions’ clients.
Susan Rhodes

Susan Rhodes

Director

The founder of Smart Safety Solutions, for the last 21 years Susan Rhodes has been helping businesses ensure that they are keeping all their employees safe through Safety Differently and other progressive safety models. Susan held several national safety positions before starting her own consultancy. She prides herself on her pragmatic, practical approach to all things safety. Her strategic-level experience makes her a perfect choice for any company wanting to drive organisational change from a senior level. Susan is a exceptional mentor, having mentored several people through the beginning stages of their career, giving them the tools to thrive within health and safety.
Andrea (Andy) Thomas

Andrea (Andy) Thomas

Health and Safety Consultant

Andy is an extremely motivated, dedicated and skilled safety professional, with a proven track record of maintaining an absolute commitment to exceeding expectations over her 15 year safety career. Andy has a confident and detail focused approach to safety whilst remaining flexible and approachable. Andy’s ability to develop meaningful relationships at all levels of a business has enabled her to successfully assist a wide range of companies for Smart Safety Solutions. Andy excels at both construction and agricultural/forestry safety.
Lisa Wong

Lisa Wong

Health and Safety Consultant

Lisa joined the Smart Safety Solutions team in 2022 and is a safety professional who achieves exceptional results for companies. Lisa has extensive multi-site experience and is great at leading ground-up safety culture change. Lisa’s work with risk assessments is detail and solution focused, giving workers and business owners the tools to be able to effect change within the workplace. Lisa also has experience with chemical management, being an approved handler, and is a trained lead auditor for ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001, as well as being a trained investigator.
Aaron Rhodes-Schroder

Aaron Rhodes-Schroder

Health and Safety Administrator

Aaron joined the team in 2021 and brought with him a strong teaching background that enables him to engage people of various backgrounds and skill levels. Aaron has quickly come up to speed with health and safety and was a great source of advice for clients regarding COVID-19 risk assessments. Aaron is detail focused and adaptable, with extensive experience in academic institutions and hospitality.
Here at Smart Safety Solutions we recognise that not all businesses are the same. Every business is unique in not only what they do but how they are run and what their specific health and safety requirements are. This means that some of the “hot chocolate” off-the-shelf systems available in the marketplace today, while being cost effective, can be over-complicated and difficult to navigate, often shifting the focus from items of importance in the business to concentrate on risks or hazards that are not relevant to the core business functions.

Our systems are customised to our customers’ specific needs. We approach every business individually, meeting with key personnel and designing a system that focuses on the risks that are important to the business, not those that are important to other businesses and may be considered irrelevant risks. While not being the cheapest systems in the marketplace, our systems are meaningful to your business and enable easy buy-in from your staff, giving you peace of mind that all your staff are focused on the risks within your business.

Smart Safety Solutions can support your business with services that range from health and safety documentation and safety management systems right through to guidance and training for all levels of the business and everything in between. This enables us to support your business in the development of their safety culture and bring them along on their individual health and safety journey.

“I would have no problem recommending Smart Safety Solutions to anyone and also look forward to working with them in the future.”
Bayaraa, Flip N Fly Circus.