Our partners in workplace injury prevention
We work with trusted partners to give you programmes, resources and tools to help you stay healthy and safe in your workplace and industry.
System partners coordinate across New Zealand's health and safety system, acting as trusted advisors to their sector and government.
WorkSafe New Zealand
WorkSafe is New Zealand’s primary health and safety regulator. Their main role is to influence businesses and workers to meet their responsibilities to ensure work is healthy and safe.
ACC and WorkSafe work together on the Harm Reduction Action Plan 2023-2026, which outlines the priority areas for both organisations and details the activities being undertaken. The plan is a living document at the centre of how we collaborate and coordinate our combined efforts and resources to reduce the incidents and severity of workplace harm.
The plan incorporates the goals and priorities of the Health and Safety at Work Strategy 2018-2028, and ACC’s Huakina te Rā strategy and priorities.
WorkSafe and ACC are required by law to have a workplace injury prevention action plan and have worked together on this since 2016 when the first plan was published.
WorkSafe provides a range of health and safety tools, resources, and guidance to support all sectors and workplace environments:
WorkSafe’s Data Centre provides an overview of the data WorkSafe captures on selected industries and types of work in New Zealand:
Construction Health and Safety New Zealand
Construction Health and Safety New Zealand (CHASNZ) is an industry-backed charitable trust dedicated to improving the lives of construction workers by raising health and safety standards across the industry.
We're investing $6.5 million over three years, as the second stage of a five-year partnership with CHASNZ. This focuses on the needs of the most vulnerable people on our worksites and, in partnership with industry, will ensure physical, mental and financial harm to individuals, whānau, business and the wider community is reduced.
Core components of the CHASNZ partnership agreement
The core components of this partnership agreement are:
Focus on representation, organisation, and standardisation.
Building the engagement and leadership by clients of construction.
CHASNZ will continue to expand on foundational competency from horizontal and vertical construction into the residential and specialist trades sectors. It will develop the competency of frontline leaders across all subsectors by developing a national frontline leaders programme called
CHASNZ LeadOn initiative
CHASNZ will specifically target musculoskeletal injuries by creating an industry-led Participative Ergonomics programme that is accessible and workable for small to medium-sized businesses. CHASNZ's Work Should Not Hurt programme provides practical guidance and resources to prevent and manage sprains and strains across different trades.
Develop and coordinate a leadership programme for small to medium-sized businesses.
standardising and raising the quality of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS) across all construction businesses through its Tōtika pre-qualification framework as well as providing standardised guidance for the industry on key issues and risks.
Health and Safety Association of New Zealand
The Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ) is the umbrella organisation representing workplace health and safety professions in New Zealand. HASANZ makes advice available for businesses and aims to raise professional standards across the sector.
The HASANZ Register is a one-stop shop for businesses to find reliable and quality health and safety advice and services.
Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum
ACC is a member of the Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum.
The Forum is a coalition of business and government leaders committed to improving the performance of workplace health and safety in New Zealand by growing world-class CEO safety leadership and leveraging the combined skill, influence and resources of members.
The Forum works closely alongside other health and safety sector leadership groups that ACC partners with such as CHASNZ, HASANZ, and the Forestry Industry Safety Council (FISC).
Farmstrong is a rural programme that aims to help farmers improve and maintain their health and wellbeing and prevent injury. The programme focuses on powerful farmer-to-farmer stories, workshops, events, and online resources to make a measurable difference and change attitudes and behaviour.
ACC partnered with FMG and the Mental Health Foundation in 2016 to deliver the rural wellbeing programme Farmstrong.
Forestry Safety Industry Council
The Forestry Industry Safety Council (FISC) represents health and safety in New Zealand’s forestry sector. We support the Council’s goal of zero fatalities or serious injuries and have invested $2.8 million over six years towards its work in safety leadership, engagement, performance monitoring, competency, and risk management.
FISC provides guidance and resources to the sector through its Safetree website.
ShopCare Charitable Trust
ShopCare Charitable Trust (ShopCare) is dedicated to improving the lives of workers in the retail sector and their supply chains including transport, warehousing and manufacturing by raising health, safety and wellbeing across the sectors and industry.
We're investing $7.5 million over a five-year period (FY23-FY27) in ShopCare to introduce proven and evidence-based interventions designed to reduce injury and incident rates around critical risk, musculoskeletal disorders, violent and aggressive behaviour and mental health and wellbeing.
ShopCare aims to become a leader in identifying and developing strategic, as well as pragmatic solutions to empower businesses in the areas of HSW leadership and worker participation, cultural competency and Participative Ergonomics.