Aimed at medium and large employers, the ACC Workplace Safety Management Practices programme rewards employers who build safer workplaces. In exchange for putting in place systems and processes that promote injury prevention, the programme gives employers discounts on their standard ACC WorkPlace Cover levies.
The ACC Workplace Safety Management Practices programme can strengthen your existing health and safety systems. The programme:
- works to reduce injuries
- gives you an audited, national safety framework to work to
- proves your safety commitment to staff
- demonstrates your commitment to customers, the business community and the public
- rewards you with ACC levy discounts.
Find out more about – applying for the ACC Workplace Safety Management Practices programme, or current programme members may be interested in our regular newsletter WSMP update.
Part of the application process requires that you have your workplace assessed by an ACC approved auditor. For more information about the audit process you can download the ACC1683 WSMP Audit process fact sheet (PDF 252K) or the ACC442 ACC Workplace Safety Management Practices Audit Standards (PDF 4.0M).
Your ACC WorkPlace Cover levy discount reflects your workplace safety management practices.
There are three discount levels:
- Primary, which earns a 10% discount
- Secondary, which earns a 15% discount
- Tertiary, which earns a 20% discount.
ACC will base your discount on an audit of your workplace safety systems and procedures.
Discounts apply for 24 months, starting from the first day of the month after a successful audit.
If your business is structured so that you are both self-employed and an employer, then the discount could also apply to your self-employed ACC levies, for example ACC CoverPlus or ACC CoverPlus Extra.
Joining the ACC Workplace Safety Management Practices programme does not affect injured employee entitlements.
These entitlements are the same as those provided under ACC WorkPlace Cover.
Discounts are valid for 24 months, starting from the first day of the month after a successful audit.
We’ll contact you three months before your current discount expires and send you a renewal pack.
Or you can download another ACC4028 ACC Workplace Safety Management Practices (PDF 611K) application form. (Rewritable form – You can enter details into this document before printing.)
ACC offer an online service where Levy Payers can check levy account details, apply for ACC CoverPlus Extra, sign up for automated alerts and maintain their personal details.
Please visit ACC Online Services for more information.
Last updated: 3 November 2011