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About Us

Wayne & Jude Weatherly bought NZIA in October 1999 and decided to change the business from just a general rope access company into a company that was delivering specialized trade based skills and high quality workmanship to the industry.

This was mainly driven from the fact that Wayne is an Advanced Trade Certified Fitter/Welder and CSWIP Visual Welding Inspector.

All our team are IRATA qualified with a range of different trades and qualifications.

Our Vision

To bring innovation to our industry whilst striving to be the best at what we do – Inspection Services and Welding Services at Height & Confined Spaces

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Staff Training and Certification


All staff are IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) trained and certified in either Level 1, 2 or 3. NZIA’s thorough training and strict work guidelines help to deliver an unrivalled safe working team, environment and safety conscious culture.


In addition to all of the listed training and certifications NZIA also completes in house training using our purpose-built rope course and training dummies (which are weighted to 70kgs to meet international standards) to simulate various different rescue scenarios. This is carried out on a regular basis and recorded.


All staff are trained and certified in entry, atmospheric testing, monitoring, rescue procedures and documentation.


All staff are trained and certified to identify, access and implement controls of hazards, ensure correct documentation is completed and maintained on a daily basis.


All staff are trained and certified to receive, write up, complete and maintain permits on a daily and project basis.


All staff are trained and certified to understand the types of fires and select and use the appropriate type of extinguishers.


All staff are trained and certified to access and select appropriate PPE and equipment when working at height and implement either fall restraint, fall arrest or work positioning for the task/project at hand.


All staff are trained and certified in workplace first aid which includes CPR and defibrillators.

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Staff Qualifications

Additional to the above training and certifications our staff also hold additional qualifications which are listed below.

  • CSWIP Certified Visual Welding Inspectors
  • Trade Certified Fitter Welder
  • Trade Certified Heavy Fabricator Welder
  • Welders qualified to procedures in both Stainless and Carbon
  • Trade Certified Heavy Diesel Tech
  • Rigging, dogman and overhead gantry crane
  • Certified EWP Operators

All certifications will be supplied on request.

Health and Safety

New Zealand Industrial Abseilers Limited is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for the safety and health of our employees and other persons in the workplace.

We have comprehensive health and safety procedures and systems in place to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and are continually reviewing and implementing changes where and when needed with the input from staff, clients and regulations.

Health and safety is everyone’s business, and everyone is expected to share in our commitment to avoid all accidents and incidents which may cause personal injury, property damage or loss of any kind.

Every employee is expected to act safely at all times to ensure their own welfare and that of their fellow employees and others in the workplace.

We will ensure the safety of our employees by:

  • Providing and maintaining a safe working environment
  • Providing training and guidance for health and safety requirements
  • Ensuring all plant and equipment is safe
  • Ensuring all employees are not exposed to unmanaged or uncontrolled hazards
  • Ensuring all employees are drug and alcohol-free
  • Developing and implementing emergency and evacuation procedures

To achieve this we will:

  • NZIA proudly uses Hasmate Health and Safety Software System (NEW)
  • Focus shall be on prevention rather than correction, with the aim of doing the right thing right the first time through effective teamwork
  • Adhere to the department of Labour NZ Best Practice Guidelines for Industrial Rope Access
  • Systematically identify and control all hazards in our workplace
  • Regularly engage and consult with staff on health and safety
  • Inform all employees of hazards, controls and documentation required
  • Ensure all employees are properly trained and supervised
  • Inform all employees of emergency and evacuation procedures
  • Record all incidents and accidents and take all practicable steps to prevent these events from happening
  • Random drug and alcohol testing