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Helping to buy crush protection devices for quad bikes at work

If you’re self-employed or own a small to medium business in the agriculture sectors with the highest quad bike injury rates, you might be eligible for a workplace injury prevention subsidy to help pay for a crush protection device (CPD) for quad bikes at work.

Supporting WorkSafe to improve quad bike safety

Every year quad bikes are a major cause of death and serious injury in rural workplaces with many incidents associated with accidental rollovers.

On average each year five people die, and we receive over 1,000 claims for work-related quad bikes accidents, costing $12 million.

A new policy clarification from WorkSafe was issued in June 2019, strongly recommending that crush protection devices (CPDs) are installed on all quad bikes used for work.

We’ve collaborated with WorkSafe to design a workplace injury prevention subsidy to help rural business buy CPDs.

You can find more information about policy clarification: crush protection devices on quad bikes on WorkSafe’s website.

WorkSafe Policy Clarification: CPDs on quad bikes

How we can help pay your crush protection device costs

CPDs can help reduce the risk of injury or death to you or your staff when they’re riding a quad bike. A CPD can be fitted to a quad bike to provide a survivable space should a rider be pinned underneath it.

We’ll help you to have a healthier and safer workplace by contributing to the cost of up to two CPDs per business (including self-employed).

We’ll send each business a certificate to acknowledge your participation and commitment to improving workplace safety.

Our contribution

The subsidy offer is $180 per CPD with a maximum of two CPD purchases per business (including self-employed).

*Contribution maximums exclude GST

Types of CPDs we can help pay for

There are two CPDs currently on the market that WorkSafe recommends and are eligible for the subsidy, the LifeGuard and Quadbar.

These CPDs have been well tested and are designed to withstand the forces of a quad rollover, to the extent that the operator has a greater probability of escaping serious harm from crushing, and can do so with limited effect on the operation of the vehicle itself.

If WorkSafe changes their recommendations to include new CPDs in the future, we will update the list of eligible CPDs.

How to apply

To apply for the workplace injury prevention subsidy, you must be self-employed or own a small to medium business (0-99 employees) in the following sub-sectors:

  • Sheep and beef cattle farming (CU code 1230)
  • Sheep farming (CU code 1240)
  • Beef cattle farming (CU code 1250)
  • Dairy cattle farming (CU code 1300)
  • Livestock farming (not elsewhere classified) (CU code 1590)
  • Hunting and trapping (CU code 2200)

Note: ACC determines the sub-sector a business belongs to through their CU code used for levy invoicing purposes.

To apply, download and complete the application form, then email it to us.

ACC8052 Application for injury prevention subsidy

Email safety@acc.co.nz

The subsidy will be available for 12 months, but we will review uptake after 6 months.

For those who made a CPD purchase between 12 June and 21 July

If you have already made a CPD purchase between 12 June and 21 July and haven’t yet contacted us, you might be eligible for this subsidy.

Please download and complete the above application form ACC8052, and then email it to us with your itemised receipt (the full receipt including CPD description).

Note: We cannot accept invoices.

We will be in touch to confirm your eligibility.

Email safety@acc.co.nz

Note: If you have already sent us your itemised receipt for the Fieldays promotion prior to 22 July, we will be in touch to request further information before we can proceed with your reimbursement.

After we’ve received your application

  1. We’ll confirm your eligibility and send more information.
  2. You can then go ahead and purchase the crush protection device.
  3. Send us an itemised receipt (the full receipt including CPD description).
    Note: We are unable to accept invoices.
  4. We’ll transfer our contribution to your nominated bank account.
  5. We’ll formally acknowledge your business’ participation and commitment to improving workplace safety.
Last published: 4 November 2019