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Tools for staying healthy and safe at work

Together with WorkSafe we offer resources and tools to help you keep healthy and safe in your workplace and industry.

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    Working to improve health and safety performance

    We're working with WorkSafe and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to create tools to help your business. 

    SafePlus

    SafePlus is a toolkit that helps businesses understand what good health and safety looks like. It has an online self-assessment tool, onsite assessments, resources and guidance to help you improve your health and safety performance. 

    Find out more about SafePlus

    The WorkSafe Toolshed

    The Toolshed has tools to help you understand health and safety guidelines.

    The WorkSafe Toolshed

    WorkSafe Ports tool

    The Ports Tool helps to improve health and safety in the ports sector, particularly identifying and managing critical risks.

    The WorkSafe Ports tool

    HASANZ Register

    The HASANZ Register is a one stop shop for businesses to find reliable, quality health and safety advice and services.

    The HASANZ Register

    Calculate the cost of an employee injury

    Employee injuries can cost your business in productivity, time and money. Find out how much by using our injury cost calculator.

    Injury cost calculator 

    Manage pain and discomfort at work

    Pain and discomfort can stop employees performing their best and lead to further injury.

    Habitat at Work: Prevent pain and discomfort in the office
    Work Smart Tips: Create a set of stretching tips suited for your workplace
    ACC7213 Prevent discomfort and injury in manufacturing and warehouses

    The Risk Reckoner is an easy-to-use tool that will help you and your workers understand the risks of manual handling. Use it as part of your risk management process to measure the risk of a task and get recommendations on how to make it safer.

    Risk Reckoner - assess the risk of injuries from manual handling

    You can also order a physical version of the Risk Reckoner:

    Order the physical version of the Risk Reckoner

    Industry-specific health and safety

    Agriculture

    We’re working with the industry and our partners to give farmers the skills and resources to stay healthy and safe. FarmStrong is an initiative to improve farmers’ wellbeing. WorkSafe also has health and safety resources for farmers.

    FarmStrong
    WorkSafe's agriculture safety resources

    Construction

    We have resources to help you prevent injuries on a construction site. The Construction Health and Safety Risk Cards is an online resource with information to help you identify common risks and keep construction workers safe. WorkSafe also has resources to help construction workers.

    Construction Health and Safety Risk Cards

    ACC7286 How we are injuring ourselves at work - civil construction
    ACC7287 How we are injuring ourselves at work - commercial construction
    WorkSafe's construction safety resources

    Healthcare

    We’ve created guidelines, resources and videos  for the healthcare sector to prevent injuries from moving and handling people. There are also videos and practical tips to help you follow the guidelines.

    View all video guides to moving and handling people
    ACC6075 Moving and Handling People Guidelines
    Download or order ACC7116 Supporting people to move at home

    WorkSafe has a guide for persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) on managing the risks of moving and handling people in the healthcare industry. 

    WorkSafe's moving and handling people in the healthcare industry guidelines

    Forestry

    We’re helping the forestry industry to fund Safetree. This programme provides health and safety resources to everybody involved in forestry. We also support the Forestry Industry Safety Council’s goal of zero fatalities or serious injuries.

    Safetree
    Forestry Industry Safety Council
    WorkSafe's forestry safety resources

    Manufacturing

    WorkSafe has resources to help prevent injures in manufacturing.

    WorkSafe's manufacturing safety resources

    Small businesses

    WorkSafe have created resources to assist small business in improving their health and safety performance.

    The Around the block tool has health and safety guides for 13 types of city businesses. These are the 13 businesses you’re most likely to see on a city block such as retail stores to accommodation and hospitality businesses. 

    Around the Block

    Last reviewed: 30 November 2018