Introducing Gary Tavey

Gary Tavey joined the INTAKS team in July 2021, into the newly created role of Training & Support Manager.

Gary was a carpenter by trade for over 15 years, working in his homeland of Ireland, as well as England, before heading to Australia in 2005 and entering the scaffolding industry.

Over the last 16 years Gary has worked at a large Scaffolding & Edge Protection company in Australia (BuildSafe).  Starting out as an installer, Gary progressed on to a number of management roles within Buildsafe, including Trainer, Branch Manager, Regional Manager, and most recently the State Compliance and Training Manager for New South Wales.

Moving to New Zealand in 2021 for a change in lifestyle, Gary chose to settle in Papamoa.

Gary’s role will leverage on his vast knowledge of the Scaffolding & Edge Protection industry, to help INTAKS customers focus on how to be as efficient as they can, and grow their business.

Much of this focus will be around processes used by frontline staff, technical support around ‘how to’, and better practices for management of a scaffolding business.

You can get in touch with Gary by calling him on 027 293 8805, or emailing him at