Firearms Consultancy and Advice

Firearms Safety & Compliance Consultancy

FOR COMPANIES AND INDIVIDUALS UTILISING FIREARMS IN THEIR BUSINESS ACTIVITIES, IT IS VITALLY IMPORTANT TO BE AWARE OF THE RISKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES AND TAKE ‘ALL PRACTICABLE STEPS’ TOWARDS MANAGING THEM.

Modern times, modern methods

‘Good enough’ is no longer acceptable.

The modern regulatory environments require that employers and employees are equally involved in all aspects of Health & Saftey and risk management.

We can assist in all aspects of safe firearms use.

By setting up correct policies, processes and procedures and ensuring your staff stick to them, you significantly reduce any risk of fines under the Health & Safety Act, Arms Act or Crimes Act.

Starting with policy and process, to standard operating procedures to the training of staff, supply, maintenance of the firearms, ammunition and related equipment.

Firearms, by their nature, can be considered a ‘high-risk’ proposition. However, through correct management, training and documentation the risks can be reduced and mitigated resulting in a safer, more productive working environment.

More than just guns.

System and Process design and audit

An extensive background in operations management, health & safety and quality assurance means we are able to provide a total solution, reaching beyond ‘firearms handling’.

Ensuring your paperwork is in order.

People seem to panic when it comes to the paperwork, but clean, clear documentation of policy and process does result in efficiency and clarity for the entire team.

The issue is when paperwork is only half completed, missing references, or otherwise incomplete.

We break paperwork (and the system it documents) down into the following steps:

  • We work with the existing documentation
  • Suggest amendments and additions as necessary
  • Ensure that the documents integrate into the company system as well.
Paperwork

Firearm systems supply and management

We manage the entire lifecycle of required equipment – from specification and supply, through to maintenance, servicing and testing, and where required, disposal at the end of a lifecycle.

Setting up and integrating appropriate schedules and reporting into the system means that you can show due diligence and upkeep on firearms removing concerns about accidental discharges or other potential issues.

An inaccurate firearm can be a dangerous firearm, and we can test, simulate and document such things as employment zones, error budgets and more.

Going beyond ‘compliance’ we provide peace of mind and certainty that firearms are being used within the scope of both the system capabilities and the shooter capabilities.

Safety Training and Competency Testing

Understand and extend the handlers skillset.

Best practice in regards to firearms safety, like any other skillset, is constantly evolving and improving. We teach and test to the current Police defined best practice, with our instructor being a current (2019) Firearms Practical Handling Safety Instructor.

In addition to assessing safe handling skills, we can design and test competency levels, relevant to the requirements of the company and individuals.

If required, we can organise additional training, to help bring new shooters up to the required standards.

The Process

While your needs will be unique, every consultation follows a series of steps…

Review

  • Full review of existing documentation and records.
  • Check licensing requirements and security and storage compliance.

Refresh

  • Discussion on legislation and legal requirements.
  • Make a plan.
  • Practical training and testing on safe handling processes.

Record

  • Documentation of testing of both shooters and firearm systems.
  • Recording of formal assessment and recommendations.
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FAQ

Generally, we come to you.

The process and documentation audit and review is done on-site and remotely, while safe handling and compliance reviews are hands-on.

For competency testing, a range will be required. We can organise within the Auckland region.

Timeframe

This depends highly on what is required, and our level of involvement.

Firearms handling and competency can be done in one day, policy-level work longer.

Investment

Again, very dependent on organisational requirements and size.

There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution. Get in touch.

Get started. Get sorted.

More questions? Want to book a consultation?

Call Kerry on (021) 2900 333, email, kerry@thebloke.co.nz

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