Helping to pay for workplace safety training

We can help educate your staff on workplace safety. If you’re a construction business with 6 to 99 employees, we’ll help pay for Construction Safety Council’s (CSC) Managing Safely training.

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    How we can help to pay for training costs

    A recent study shows that effective training of staff can significantly improve health and safety.

    We’ll help educate your employees by paying towards their training. The Construction Safety Council (CSC) ‘Managing Safely’ course is designed to develop their risk management and employee engagement skills.

    Find out more about the CSC Managing Safely training

    After your staff complete the course, we’ll formally acknowledge your business. This will show your participation and commitment to improving workplace safety.

    The cost of the training

    We’ll pay 50% of the costs, up to a maximum amount depending on the size of your business.

    Business size

    Business size definition

    Our contribution maximum*

    Small

    6 to 19 employees

    $1,000

    Small-medium

    20 to 49 employees

    $2,700

    Medium

    50 to 99 employees

    $5,600

    *Contribution maximums exclude GST

    We have different maximums for larger businesses. They usually have more employees so it’s likely they’ll need to train more staff.

    Example

    For example, if the cost of training one person is $1,700 and you book two staff in for the training, the cost to your business is $3,400. Our contribution for each business size would be:

    Business size

    Cost for two participants*

    Our contribution to you *

    Note

    Small

    $3,400

    $1,000

    Payment capped at maximum for this business size

    Small-medium

    $3,400

    $1,700

    Payment capped at 50% of cost

    Medium

    $3,400

    $1,700

    Payment capped at 50% of cost

    *Costs and contributions exclude GST

    About the CSC Managing Safely training

    The Construction Safety Council endorse this course as the sector standard for supervisor and manager training. The Learning Wave provides the training. Other businesses have taken part, this includes the New Zealand Transport Association and Auckland Transport. 

    The goal of the training is to educate participants and set a common standard for health and safety in the construction industry.

    Staff will attend a one-day training session, once a week for three consecutive weeks. They’ll also need to complete:

    • two e-learning modules
    • a practical assessment
    • a theory assessment.

    Participants must successfully complete both the e-learning modules and assessments to complete the training.

    How to apply

    To apply for funding for training you need to be:

    • a small to medium business with 6 to 99 employees
    • in the construction sector.

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

    ACC7832 Application for co-investment grant

    Email safety@acc.co.nz

    After we’ve received your application

    1. We’ll confirm your eligibility and send more information within three working days
    2. Then you can go ahead and book the training with The Learning Wave. All we need from you is an itemised receipt, including the participants’ names
    3. We’ll transfer our contribution to your nominated bank account
    4. We’ll formally acknowledge your business’ participation and commitment to improving workplace safety. The training provider will also acknowledge your staff when they complete the course.

    Contact us

    Get in touch if you have any questions about the co-investment grant. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

    Email safety@acc.co.nz

    Last published: 10 May 2018