Our History

Safety Work Kits, previously known as CleenSafe, was originally established in 2001 to deliver health and safety consultancy and training for the cleaning industry in Melbourne, Australia. 

After returning to New Zealand in 2008 we registered CleenSafe as a trademark, and registered our company name as CleenSafe Limited.

Over the period 2008 – 2011, the business intensified its focus on health and safety, and broadened the range of industries it served, to include not only cleaning companies but all property service contractors.

In Jan 2012 we changed our trading name from ‘CleenSafe’ to ‘Safety Work Kits’.  We feel this name better reflects the full range of workplace safety kits we supply.

Claude Gibbs, Managing Director

Claude Gibbs, Managing Director

Safety Work Kits Managing Director, Claude Gibbs, has over 35 years experience in building service and maintenance, where he has had both ‘hands on' and management roles.  Over this time he has developed a wide range of practical skills in building service and maintenance, and a comprehensive understanding of the relationships and dynamics required for effective property care.  He is also a qualified workplace trainer and trained public speaker.

Claude's analytical and organisational skills are strongly complemented by his wife’s artistic and design abilities.  Jointly they have developed the range of services provided by Safety Work Kits.  Claude and his wife Jennifer live and work in Wellington, New Zealand.

Our Approach and Support

At Safety Work Kits our objective is on keeping things simple, effective and practical.

We believe that most people want to work safely, without causing harm to themselves or others, and therefore do not need someone to preach to them about this.  Nor do they want a complicated manual or a multitude of forms and processes either.  Instead they want to get on with the job, finish each day successfully, and get home safely to their family.

But, if they are unfortunate enough to be involved in a workplace accident, they need to be able to prove they were working safely and obeying the law.  So we developed a basic set of uncomplicated site based ‘tools’ to enable even the smallest ‘one man band’ to demonstrate a clear trail of activity in addressing their health and safety obligations.  We provide this support in a cost effective and time conserving way.

Furthermore, we offer ongoing support through giving reminders, information updates, and most importantly help if something goes wrong.