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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 an workplace injury prevention subsidies.
The funding rate for each subsidy varies depending on business size and sector.
Who can apply
Small to medium businesses (typically 6 – 99 employees) in specified sectors can apply for a relevant injury prevention subsidy.
The first round of subsidies in 2019 is available to the construction and the healthcare and social assistance sectors – both sectors have workplaces where there are high risks of injury.
Subsidies for businesses and workplaces in other sectors will be offered in the future.