Keep your staff safe - Our Background | Industry Training Academy NZ
Industry Training Academy is a company that has morphed from Ian Napier working in the demolition industry and becoming aware that people were not operating in a safe manner around hazardous materials, such as asbestos.

Ian wanted to pass on his knowledge of laws and the industry which he had accrued over time and pass on the obligations required by the asbestos industry. As early as 2012 he was delivering training to WorkSafe, Fletchers EQR and local councils.

Ian and his brother Donald set about building on their knowledge and qualifications to enable them to provide high quality training for the industry. Ian continued to study both overseas and locally until he held several qualifications including being an accredited NZQA and Australian instructor and training assessor. Donald already had excellent teaching skills from his experience in the Defence Force and was able to apply these skills to the training needs of the industry.

As a strong believer in altruism, Ian has developed an ethical and professional approach to the way he does business. As a result, he is very proud to say that Industry Training Academy have delivered the largest amount of WorkSafe approved A, B, Supervisor and Assessor courses in New Zealand.

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Over time Industry Training Academy has grown to the point of delivering training at our two established training facilities in Auckland and Wellington, and Christchurch will be operating soon. FST have also undertaken a number of in-house training sessions to meet the need of our clients. We have travelled to Hamilton, Napier and Te Awamutu. We have also taken training our to work depots within the Auckland area. We always look for ways to meet the customers’ needs.

Industry Training Academy has a commercial auspice agreement with FreshAir East Coast/Deltawest Holdings (RTO Code 40599) who are the registered training organisation who issue the certification for all Nationally Recognised Asbestos Removal courses delivered and assessed by Industry Training Academy.

We now have Mark Atkinson as Head of Training, Donald Napier and James Lord delivering training to make workplaces safer throughout New Zealand. Eugenia Dobson is the training administrator based in Auckland.

We are always looking at ways to make our training more interactive and interesting. Active participation in the sessions along with practical components are vital to successful learning. We will go out of our way to cater for the learning styles/needs of all of our candidates.

Meet Our Trainers

Mark Atkinson - Head of Training

Mark has taken over the reins of Industry Training Academy team as Head of Training.

Mark holds an Honors Degree in Environmental Studies. An Asbestos Surveyor and Assessor makes Mark the quintessential leader for Industry Training Academy.

Mark believes we can’t change the past, but we can and will help to improve the future around the awareness, concerns, and issues that Asbestos has impacted on our lives.

Ian Napier - Director

In 2000, after a successful career in the Royal New Zealand Navy and the NZ Police Ian decided he wanted a change in direction initially creating a landscaping and earthworks company which eventually morphed into Demolition. It was during this period that he became aware of Asbestos and the health effects this carcinogen caused during demolition work. He became a COC supervisor for asbestos removal then qualified IP402 Surveyor and WorkSafe qualified assessor. This gave Ian a range of skills which assists him in delivering training today – he calls it ‘industry teaching industry’ or ‘mates helping mates’.

One of the main drivers for Ian to enter the training arena was that he wanted to pass on his knowledge of laws and the industry which he had accrued over time and pass on the obligations required by the asbestos industry. As early as 2012 he was delivering training to WorkSafe, Fletchers EQR and local councils.

Ian continued to study both overseas and locally until he held several qualifications including being an accredited NZQA and Australian instructor and training assessor.

As a strong believer in altruism, Ian has developed an ethical and professional approach to the way he does business. As a result, he is very proud to say that Industry Training Academy have delivered the largest amount of WorkSafe approved A, B, Supervisor and Assessor courses in New Zealand.

Ian’s last words: ‘My promise is to enhance the asbestos removal industry through quality, approved training that meets the highest standards’

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