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. We've made a toolkit as a guide in helping your business improve in all areas of health and safety. The first tools will be ready to use in September 2017.

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

    Health and Safety Performance Improvement Toolkit
    The WorkSafe Toolshed

    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
    Risk Reckoner - assess the risk of injuries from manual handling

    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 has also created the Safer Farms website with resources for farmers.

    FarmStrong
    Safer Farms

    Construction

    We have resources to help you prevent injuries on a construction site. You can order Construction Health and Safety Risk Cards that identify common risks, or data about what causes injuries. WorkSafe also has resources to help construction workers.

    Order the Construction Health and Safety Risk Cards:

    Email construction@acc.co.nz

    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

    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 published: 21/08/17