Tōtika is New Zealand’s recently launched nationally recognised cross-industry health and safety pre-qualification scheme, delivering a common pre-qualification standard and process for construction contractors and suppliers, governed by Construction Health and Safety New Zealand (CHASNZ).
Often contractors / suppliers have to achieve different pre-qualifications to gain contracts with different clients, meaning they have to submit multiple pre-qualifications.
The objective of Tōtika is to create a fair and equitable system where they only have to carry out pre-qualification once for all buyers of their services. It achieves this through
Put simply, if you prequalify through one of the member schemes, you can use that for any client that use Tōtika. The member schemes are currently qualify365, IMPAC PREQUAL, SHE PRE_QUAL and Pegasus PRE_QUAL. Alternatively, if you have a recognised certification or external assessment (e.g., ISO 45001. Q-Safe or SafePlus) you can use that instead.
Tōtika is not another pre-qualification system but is the one scheme that brings all quality pre-qualification together under one umbrella that makes the process cheaper and quicker for everyone.
Several large-scale supply chain leaders such as Downer, Fulton Hogan, Fletcher, Higgins and Canterbury DHB are already using Tōtika.
Safe and Sound Solutions can help guide you through the Tōtika process. If you need any support or advice please get in touch.