Preventing Injuries

Injury prevention strategy

ACC is the lead agency for a Cross-government Injury Prevention Work Plan, with key areas of focus and increased collaboration with stakeholders.

At work

Make your business a better place to work by managing hazards and preventing injuries in your workplace.

On the road

Most injuries and deaths on the road are preventable. ACC and other agencies have a shared interest in helping you improve your safety when you’re on the road.

At home

More people are injured at home than anywhere else in New Zealand. You can reduce the risk of injury by making your home safer for you and your family.

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Communities

Raising awareness, involvement and support for creating safer communities.

Playing sport

Managing your actions before, during and after your chosen sport or activity can help you reduce injury, perform better and keep active longer.

On the farm

Managing the hazards and working in a safe way can help you avoid some of the more common injuries that occur on the farm.

At school

In New Zealand, unintentional injuries are the major cause of hospitalisation for children. Teachers and students can work together to improve safety in schools.