You can contact any of us directly:
Mark Smith - Lead Auditor and Safety Consultant, Christchurch.
Mark has led much of the development of adventure based safety systems in New Zealand, and has advised, consulted to, or audited WorkSafe NZ, TIA, DOC and a wide range of adventure operators in NZ and overseas.
Mark is recognised as a technical expert in high ropes course and zipline activities, but his experience includes most outdoor pursuits. His Christchurch based company, Horizons Unlimited has been providing adventure education and training services for nearly 25 years, - so he knows what it takes to run a safe operation.
As an auditor and consultant Mark is committed to helping operators provide fantastic and safe experiences for their customers.
Ray Goldring, NZSSM, JP - Lead Auditor, Castle Hill, Canterbury.
Ray was the first auditor qualified and holder of the NZ Certificate in Recreation Safety Auditing – Level 6, he holds the International Safety Rating System Accredited Auditors Qualification, and the QSA Auditors award.
Ray has been safety auditing outdoor operators since 1998 and was the originator of the ROSA professional organisation and helped develop the initial codes and principles. He has audited a wide range of outdoor businesses and activities from owner/operated to multi-staff organisations e.g. schools, outdoor centres, tourist operators, etc.
Ray has been involved with the outdoors for over 40 years (tramping, alpine & rock climbing, abseiling, hunting, skiing, canoeing, skin-diving, rafting), including as a NZMSC instructor, assessor and moderator – Alpine, Bush and Abseil and firearms safety.
Stu Allan - Lead Auditor, Technical Expert - Rock Climbing & Abseiling, Christchurch.
Stu has worked on 200 safety plans, writing or auditing, including advising WorkSafe on Adventure Activities Regulations and advising Sport NZ on outdoor recreation.
Stu began his professional outdoors career guiding and instructing climbing, expanding into white water kayaking, and bushcraft, before moving into management. He is active in rock climbing, tramping, and mountain biking, both in NZ and overseas.
Jill Dalton - Lead Auditor and Safety Consultant, Wellington.
Jill has been involved as an auditor of OutdoorsMark voluntary audits since 1998 and is a founding member of ROSA. Lead auditor qualified with a focus area of safety management system document reviews for DoC concessions and also specialising in event audits.
Previously a risk management trainer for NZ Mountain Safety Council, as an event manager and through her involvement with NZ Outdoor Instructors Assn, Jill has a wealth of experience in the outdoor industry.
Jill has been tramping for 30 years - throughout NZ and overseas, is a keen competitive orienteer, bee keeper and trekker to remote places - such as Greenland, Bhutan and Peru
Hugh Barnard - Lead Auditor, TE - Mountaineering - Climbing - Ski Touring - Abseiling, Wanaka.
Hugh is internationally qualified (IFMGA) mountain and ski guide. Hugh has worked in outdoor safety auditing and consulting for over 15years and is a member of the New Zealand Register of Outdoor Safety Auditors. In addition to running his own mountain guiding business, Hugh owns own and operates the trekking business Wanaka Heli Hikes and is the manager of Harris Mountains Heliski. New Zealand’s largest heliski company. Hugh also provides safety, locations and production services to the television and film industries. When not at work you’ll generally find Hugh surfing.
Mark Woods (Budgie) - Lead Auditor, Technical Expert - Mountain Biking, Rotorua.
Mark Woods has been developing and managing safety systems and emergency response in challenging environments since the early 80s.
He has been at the forefront of the development of safety systems in the ski industry and managed the safety services operation for Whakapapa Ski Area, the largest ski area in New Zealand, for two decades. He has also been heavily involved in the alpine cliff rescue of the Tongariro National Park performing many technical rescues and delivering sound training to the rescue technicians.
As a director of Peak Safety, Budg draws upon a wealth of knowledge, experience and skills developed over his extensive career working with a wide range of business operations using a practical approach and a sense of humour.