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 workplace 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.
Workplace 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.
Workplace injury prevention grants are available for businesses, groups of businesses, unions or research institutions to help them solve health and safety problems that affect multiple businesses. There are two funding rounds per year.
Workplace injury prevention subsidies
Workplace injury prevention subsidies are available to help small to medium businesses access services and other supports that are known to improve workplace health and safety.
Our partners in workplace health and safety
We partner with different organisations to keep New Zealanders healthy and safe at work.
Construction Health and Safety New Zealand
Construction Health and Safety New Zealand (CHASNZ) is an industry-backed charitable trust dedicated to improving health and safety in the construction industry.
We’re investing $3.5 million investment over two years, as the first stage of a five-year partnership. This will allow CHASNZ to increase health promotion and protection initiatives and to reduce the harm caused by occupational illness and injury in the construction sector.
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.
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.
Get more information on work-related claims
In 2017 we paid for over 300,000 active work-related accident claims. The cost of these claims was over $757 million.
To get more statistics on our claims, use our statistics tool or email us.