Our contact centres will be closed on 25 and 26 December 2018, and 1 and 2 January 2019.
See what our hours are over the holiday period on our contact us page.

Keeping you healthy and safe at work

We're helping New Zealand businesses to improve their health and safety performance. Workplaces that are healthy and safe are more productive, save money and improve the quality of life of our communities.

We're taking a new approach to helping New Zealand businesses create healthier and safer workplaces by:

  • recognising businesses for good health and safety performance by reducing work levies
  • investing in evidence-based injury prevention initiatives and tools. We deliver these ourselves or through our partners.

Incentives to help you make health and safety improvements

We know you want to make your workplace safer for your people, but sometimes you need a hand to make improvements. We want to help; that’s why we’ve introduced these new incentives. 

Injury Prevention Subsidies

These are for small to medium businesses to help them understand what improvements they can make and to subsidise the cost. These improvements can include buying equipment, investing in learning and development, or getting advice from experts.

We're currently offering two subsidies: 

  • selected aid equipment for businesses in the healthcare and social assistance sector
  • Managing Safely training for businesses in the construction sector.

Helping to buy aid equipment for your workplace
Helping to pay for workplace safety training

Injury Prevention Grants

Often New Zealanders have great ideas to improve workplace health and safety and need a hand to fund them. This is where we can help.

Injury prevention grants will be available from early 2019 for businesses, groups of businesses, unions or research institutions to help them solve health and safety problems that affect multiple businesses.

Injury prevention grants are coming

Our partners in workplace health and safety

We partner with different organisations to keep New Zealanders healthy and safe at work.

WorkSafe New Zealand

WorkSafe oversees and improves health and safety in New Zealand. We’ve joined them to create the Harm Reduction Action Plan, which shapes how we’ll work together. We've also created the Home Time campaign to encourage everyone to come home healthy and safe at the end of the day.

WorkSafe New Zealand
Home Time campaign
Action plan to reduce harm in workplaces

Health and Safety Association of New Zealand

The Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ) makes quality advice available for businesses.

We’re helping them create a register of trusted health and safety professionals.


Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum

We’ve joined the Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum. The forum is working to improve health and safety leadership in workplaces.

Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum

Get more information on our claims

In 2016 we paid for over 300,000 accident claims. The cost of these claims was over $738 million.  

To get more statistics on our claims, use our statistics tool or email us.

Statistics on our claims

Email datarequest@acc.co.nz

Last reviewed: 29 November 2017