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 and crush protection devices for quadbikes.

    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
    • information about why H&S solutions are beneficial for business customers invited to apply for a subsidy
    • recognition for those businesses that take up a workplace injury prevention subsidy offer.

    The funding amounts for each subsidy varies depending on business size, the solution subsidised, and the sector they're operating in.

    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.

    Five subsidies are currently on offer to sectors with high rates of work-related injury and death. They are:

    • manufacturing
    • healthcare and social assistance
    • agriculture
    • construction.

    Businesses 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

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

    Healthcare or social assistance aid equipment subsidy

    Agriculture - quad bike crush protection device subsidy

    Manufacturing - health and safety advisory services subsidy

    Construction supervisor health and safety training subsidy

    Residential construction health and safety advisory services subsidy

    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: 3 September 2020