Terms and conditions for workplace injury prevention subsidies

When you're redeeming a workplace injury prevention subsidy you need to read and understand these terms and conditions.

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    General terms

    I have authorisation to submit evidence on behalf of the business and to enter into legal agreements to redeem the workplace injury prevention subsidy.

    I declare that the business is a registered legal entity in New Zealand.

    I acknowledge that receiving the injury prevention subsidy does not automatically satisfy the business' compliance with legal and other health and safety obligations.

    I understand that ACC will issue a buyer-created tax invoice for the amount paid to the business and ACC will provide that invoice to the business.

    The business gives permission to publish information on the ACC website about the business receiving this subsidy, unless requested otherwise.

    Note about income tax

    The income tax treatment of a subsidy can vary depending on the nature of the business, including tax status. The business may want to consult with their accountant or financial adviser to confirm their income tax relevant to the subsidy they received.

    For the subsidy offering related to the purchase of equipment

    • I acknowledge that the business will take all steps to satisfy its legal and other obligations including the purchase, installation, use, maintenance and disposal of equipment.
    • I acknowledge that the decision about equipment selection and appropriateness for the business lies solely with the business and that ACC has no liability for that decision. The business may obtain its own independent advice about which equipment is suitable.
    • I acknowledge that the business is responsible for ensuring that staff are adequately trained and supervised to use the equipment purchased, without exposing themselves or others to unmanaged health and safety risks.

    For the Aid Equipment Subsidy (Health and Social Assistance)

    I understand the subsidy only covers the following equipment:

    • transfer belt
    • transfer board
    • mobile hoist
    • standing hoist
    • ceiling hoist.

    I understand that the subsidy does not cover the cost of installation.

    For the Crush Protection Device (CPD) Subsidy (Agriculture)

    • I understand there are currently three CPDs on the market that Worksafe recommends and are eligible for the subsidy:
      • Lifeguard
      • Quadbar (Original)
      • Quadbar Flexi.
    • I understand the subsidy offer is $180 per CPD with a maximum of two CPD purchases per business (including self-employed).
    • I understand that the subsidy does not cover:
      • the design or manufacturing of new items including the items that you have designed and manufactured to your specifications
      • owner-built items
      • purchase of raw materials
      • purchase of second-hand items
      • service repairs or maintenance
      • installation costs
      • any purchase made outside of New Zealand.

    For the subsidy offering related to a service

    • I acknowledge that the decision about participation in the service and appropriateness for the business lies solely with the business and that ACC has no liability for that decision. The business may obtain its own independent advice about whether the service is suitable for the business.

    For the Health and Safety Advisory Subsidy (Manufacturing)

    • I understand that the health and safety advisory services must be:
      • undertaken and signed off by a HASANZ-registered health and safety adviser
      • to develop a safety improvement action plan and/or improvement activity in the areas of leadership, worker engagement and/or risk management.
    • I understand the subsidy does not cover:
      • onsite or online health and safety assessments without producing an action plan and/or improvement activity
      • health and safety audits for management systems
      • the purchase of equipment, improvement of facilities or plant.

    For the Health and Safety Advisory Subsidy (Residential construction)

    • I understand that the health and safety advisory services must:
      • undertaken and signed off by a HASANZ-registered health and safety adviser
      • to develop a safety improvement action plan and/or improvement activity in the areas of vehicles (including mobile plant) and/or falls from heights on a construction site
    • I understand the subsidy does not cover:
      • any costs associated with business-as-usual H&S activity a business should be delivering as standard practice
      • any costs a business might incur when implementing the action plan
      • health and safety assessments or audits for management systems
      • purchase of equipment, improvement of facilities or plant
      • health monitoring or exposure services.

    For the Supervisor Health and Safety Training Subsidy (Construction)

    • I understand the Supervisor Health and Safety Training must be:
      • undertaken by an approved provider/supplier
      • within the subsidy launch date to end date range.
    •  I understand the subsidy does not cover:
      • any health and safety training that is not listed in the subsidy definition.

    Disclosure

    The information/feedback provided to ACC will only be used for research and continuous improvement purposes. No information will be disclosed to third parties nor used for any other purpose than to improve workplace health and safety.

     

    Last published: 3 September 2020