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Health & Safety
& The Environment

Our Health & Safety Vision: “We will have a safe and sustainable workplace that protects our team and our clients every single day”

and Safety

At Gavin Lowe Energy, we take our Health and Safety commitments seriously and operate our business in accordance with not only the latest health and safety legal requirements, but also our vision.

We carry out regular self and drop in audits of our processes and practices on site, and come together to discuss these as a team every month or more often as required.  The health and safety culture is very open and supportive, and at no time would any business or operation objective take priority over carrying out our work in a safe manner.

All of our employees carrying out your work will be suitably trained and qualified tradespersons, with completed relevant safety training, and Police vetting.  They will also be provided with all appropriate fit for purpose tools and PPE equipment.

We are a Covid-19 essential service

During the Covid-19 Pandemic period, we are confirmed as an essential service, and we will continue to operate during all Alert Levels 1 to 4.  All of our team are trained to follow our very specific procedures around working through the various Alert levels, and are provided with the necessary PPE.  These procedures are clearly communicated to our clients well in advance as required.

Our Environmental Vision:
“We will constantly seek to find a way to minimise our impact on our environment by both promoting the most energy efficient options in our field and by conserving energy and reducing our waste.”

The Environment

Our environmental sustainability policy has been integrated into our health & safety practices, so that it becomes very much just an everyday part of what we do.


  • Integrate our company practices with our commitment to reduce our environmental impact.
  • Educate and encourage our employees, suppliers, businesses, individuals and associations on our industry’s technical options available towards reducing environmental impact.
  • Support an environmentally sustainable community, including social sustainability, through leadership and practice.

Energy Efficiency Practices

  • The most energy efficient air conditioning, ventilation, solar and electrical options available to the market are demonstrated and/or displayed in our showroom.
  • The most energy efficient equipment is always promoted in all our design build and quotation processes to our customers.
  • An extensive solar power array has been installed and utilised on our own premises to both demonstrate this technology and substantially reduce our own energy consumption from the power grid.
  • We encourage all of our clients to regularly maintain their systems, particularly regular cleaning of filters to ensure maximum energy efficiency and life expectancy of all equipment.
  • Discharged refrigerant gas into the atmosphere presents one of the greatest detrimental impacts on our environment.  In the field all replaced air conditioning systems we are handling will have their refrigerant content removed and captured rather than discharging this substance illegally into the atmosphere. It is then subsequently disposed of appropriately and legally with zero emissions.

Waste Reduction Practices

  • All packaging is sorted into cardboard, polystyrene and general waste.  Cardboard and polystyrene are recycled by our waste contractor.
  • Equipment waste is sorted into metal and plastics.  The metal is recycled by our recycler contractor.
  • All office waste is sorted into recyclable items and general waste and collected and disposed or recycled accordingly
  • Any unused materials are always repurposed rather than disposed of.

Our Charitable Support Vision:
“We have developed a company giving plan that will place funds at the heart of our community’s needs and will have a meaningful and direct impact towards making a difference to many women and children”

Charitable Support

Gavin Lowe Energy & Gavin Lowe Electrical are proud to partner support with the charitable organisation, Christchurch Aunties.


Christchurch Aunties are working in our community, flying under the radar in an area of under privilege that receives little publicity, and that many of us are not even aware of except for in the statistics that are quoted periodically in the news.   Christchurch Aunties support women and children who have experienced family violence and hardship, and who are at risk.  Their vision is a Canterbury where all women and children who have been exposed to abuse and family harm, are safe, well supported and resourced, through the agencies they collaborate with.  Their model and mahi is simple: Get basic, essential stuff to women and their families, quickly and seamlessly.  It’s a helping hand in their goal to change theirs and their families futures.

We have developed a company giving plan that will place funds at the heart of our community’s needs and will have a meaningful and direct impact towards making a difference to many women and children.  Our key support contributions are listed below;

Cash Donations – with every completed residential heat pump installation, we contribute from our own margin, $25.00, calculated and paid monthly directly to Christchurch Aunties

Testing and Tagging – all the donated electrical goods which are required to be ‘tested and tagged’ for compliance, are carried out by our electricians on a weekly basis, ensuring these goods are then able to be connected with those in need

Fundraising – supply of equipment and installation has been donated that can be utilised for fundraising as required

We do hope our initiatives will indeed make a difference, and appreciate the acknowledgement received from Christchurch Aunties;

We are very humbled to be part of the Gavin Lowe Energy and Gavin Lowe Electrical family. To say it will change the face of our organisation would be an understatement. Your generous offering alone will have an enormous impact, but the alignment with your company will also bring us an elevated credibility with both funders and grant makers, and any future business support, so we thank you for that. “ Karon Storr, Manager, Christchurch Aunties

Find out More

To find out more about Christchurch Aunties

Gavin Lowe Supports the Christchurch Aunties