Workplace injury prevention subsidies

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    How workplace injury prevention subsidies work

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

    There are three types of subsidies:

    • workforce capability development (e.g. training courses)
    • professional health and safety consulting advice, and
    • capital investment that has health and safety outcomes (e.g. 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 an injury prevention subsidy?

    Injury prevention subsidies include three elements:  

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

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

    When you can apply

    Three rounds of subsidies are planned per year. The first round in 2019 will begin in late February. Details on how to apply will be available at that time.  

    Who can apply

    You can apply if you are a small to medium business (typically 6 – 99 employees) in a sector for which the specific injury prevention subsidy is relevant.

    The first round of subsidies in 2019 will be 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.

    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.


    Businesses who took part in 2017/2018

    These businesses have received an injury prevention subsidy for aid equipment:

    • Aroha Care Centre For The Elderly
    • Bainlea House (2013) Ltd
    • Bainswood House Rest Home Ltd
    • Beattie Community Trust Incorporated
    • Beetham Healthcare Ltd
    • Birchleigh Management Ltd
    • Capital Residential Care Ltd trading as Ocean View
    • Carter Society Incorporated
    • Drs Do-more Ltd- Fiordland Medical Practice
    • Fomht Health Services Ltd
    • Masterton Medical Ltd
    • Mornington Health Centre Ltd
    • Munro Resthomes Ltd
    • Nazareth Rest Home Ltd
    • Nicolson Rest Home Ltd
    • North Waikato Care of The Aged
    • Olive Tree Retirement
    • Onehealth Medical Ltd
    • Orewa Medical Centre Ltd
    • Oscu Wanganui Ltd
    • Parkwood Trust Incorporated
    • Ranfurly Village Hospital Ltd
    • St Albans Lifecare Ltd
    • The Kawerau Social Services Trust Board
    • The Ryder-Cheshire Foundation Manawatu Incorporated
    • Trustees In The Delta Community Support Trust
    • Trustees In The Enrich+ Trust
    • Trustees In The Moana House Trust
    • Village Health Ltd
    • Waiheke Health Trust
    • Waikari Health Care Ltd
    • Wharekaka Trust Board Incorporated

    These businesses have received an injury prevention subsidy for training:

    • 1st Maintenance Ltd
    • Action Civil Ltd
    • Adsel Specialty Systems Ltd
    • Advanced Siteworks Ltd
    • Aotea Timaru Ltd
    • Asset Management Network Ltd
    • Base Contracting Ltd
    • Civil Construction Ltd
    • Clyne & Bennie (1988) Ltd
    • Coldstore Construction 2008 Ltd
    • CSL Infrastructure Ltd
    • Downey Construction Ltd
    • Dunedin Housing Maintenance Contractors Ltd
    • E Carson & Sons Ltd
    • Euroclad Ltd
    • Fire & Mechanical Contracting Ltd
    • Galbraith Plasterers Ltd
    • Glenn Roberts Electrical (Nelson) Ltd
    • IC Scaffolding Ltd
    • Kiwi Control Systems Ltd
    • Livefirm Construction (North Island) Ltd
    • LowerY Supa Cutters Ltd
    • M J H Engineering Ltd
    • Map Projects Ltd
    • Marais Laying NZ Ltd
    • Nind Electrical Services Ltd
    • NZ Electrical Solutions Ltd
    • Quality Roading & Services (Wairoa) Ltd
    • Richmond Barr Electrical Ltd
    • Right Now Roofing NZ Ltd
    • Roadmarkers New Zealand Ltd
    • Rock Control Ltd
    • Safeway Scaffolding (NZ) Ltd
    • Scafit Ltd
    • Sefton Electrical Ltd
    • Shore Ceilings & Partitions Ltd
    • Southeys Group Ltd
    • Steel Roofing Ltd
    • Strait Construction Ltd
    • Stringfellow Contracts Ltd
    • Summerville Brothers Ltd
    • T F Gray Builders Ltd
    • Tasman Civil Ltd
    • Thompson Engineering (2002) Ltd
    • Wanaka Landscaping 2015 Ltd
    • Wharehine Group Holdings Ltd
    • Wilson Bros Earthmovers Ltd
    Last published: 9 January 2019