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Workplace injury prevention subsidies

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    How workplace injury prevention subsidies work

    Workplace injury prevention subsidies are available to help small to medium businesses access services and other support that are known to improve workplace health and safety.

    There are three types of subsidies:

    • workforce capability development, eg training courses
    • professional health and safety consulting advice
    • capital investment that has health and safety outcomes, eg people moving equipment.

    Subsidies are generally sector-specific and are likely to be targeted at sectors where workers have a higher risk of injury. The subsidies that will be offered will change over time to meet business, sector and workplace needs.

    What makes up a workplace injury prevention subsidy?

    Workplace injury prevention subsidies include three elements:  

    • a capped 50% contribution towards the purchase of approved training, equipment, products or programmes
    • improved access to information about the health and safety improvement solutions for which a subsidy is being offered
    • recognition for those businesses that take up a workplace injury prevention subsidy offer.

    The funding rate for each subsidy varies depending on business size and sector.

    Who is eligible

    Small to medium businesses (typically 6 to 99 employees) in specified sectors will be eligible for a relevant workplace injury prevention subsidy.

    Customers can check their eligibility and the amount they're eligible for, by logging in to MyACC for Business. If eligible, the subsidy offer will be displayed on the MyACC for Business overview page.

    Log in to MyACC for Business

    Find out more about MyACC for Business and how to register.

    About MyACC for Business

    Five subsidies are currently on offer to the manufacturing, healthcare and social assistance, agriculture, and construction sectors. These sectors have high rates of work-related injury and death.

    Subsidies for businesses and workplaces in other high risk sectors will be offered in the future. For more information on each subsidy, visit the dedicated page:

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    There are terms and conditions for redeeming these workplace injury prevention subsidies.

    Terms and conditions for workplace injury prevention subsidies

    Contact us

    Get in touch if you have any questions about the injury prevention subsidies. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

    Email safety@acc.co.nz

    Last published: 22 July 2020