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.

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, the LifeGuard and Quadbar and therefore eligible for the subsidy.

These have been well tested and there is high confidence that they do what they are designed to do – they withstand the forces of a quad rollover to the extent that the operator has a greater probability of escaping serious harm from crushing and are able to do so with limited effect on the operation of the vehicle itself. 

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.

From 12 June, until the end of July our application process is slightly different to normal. Please follow these steps:

1. Check your eligibility in the following ways:

a. email safety@acc.co.nz with your business IRD number, ACC number and your contact details, and one of the ACC team will check for you

b. sign in to your MyACC for Business account and check your CU code on the overview page. If it is one of the above CU’s and you have 0-99 employees, you’ll be eligible.

2. Purchase any of the two WorkSafe recommended CPDs anytime from 12 June.

3. Keep your itemised receipt (the full receipt including CPD description) and email it to safety@acc.co.nz.

4. As soon as the subsidy is operational, we’ll be in touch to finalise your subsidy. At this stage, we will require further information before we can proceed with reimbursement.

Note: once the subsidy is fully operational, this information will be updated.

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

After we've received your itemised receipt

  1. We’ll be in touch before the end of July to finalise your subsidy. At this stage, we will require further information before we can proceed with reimbursement.
  2. Once we have all the details, we need we’ll transfer our contribution to your nominated bank account.
  3. We’ll send each business a certificate to acknowledge your participation and commitment to improving workplace safety.
Last published: 14 June 2019