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

     

    Manage pain and discomfort at work

    Pain and discomfort can stop employees from performing their best and lead to further injury. WorkSafe has resources to help you and your workers.

    WorkSafe – ergonomics

    WorkSafe – working from home

    WorkSafe – manual handling

    WorkSafe – musculoskeletal disorders

    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

    ACC, WorkSafe, and CHASNZ have resources to help you protect worker health and prevent injuries on a construction site. CHASNZ’s Work Should Not Hurt programme provides practical guidance and resources to prevent and manage sprains and strains across different trades. 

    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
    Work Should Not Hurt – Construction Health and Safety New Zealand (CHASNZ) 

    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
    ACC7116 Supporting people to move at home - download or order

    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 injuries in manufacturing.

    WorkSafe's manufacturing safety resources

    Small businesses

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

    The site has health and safety guides for 14 types of city businesses. These are the 14 businesses you’re most likely to see on a city block such as retail stores to accommodation and hospitality businesses. 

    WorkSafe's health and safety resources for small businesses

    Last reviewed: 11 July 2019