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.

The business named in this application is a registered legal entity in New Zealand.

I have authorisation to sign legal agreements on behalf of the business who applied for a workplace injury prevention subsidy. I acknowledge that receiving the injury prevention subsidy cannot be relied on to satisfy compliance with our legal and other health and safety obligations (including under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015).

All the information provided in this application is complete and accurate.

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

I acknowledge I have read and understood the information regarding income tax in the note below.

The business agrees to information about receiving this subsidy being published on the ACC website unless the business requests otherwise.

For the subsidy offering related to the purchase of equipment

  • I acknowledge that it is the business' responsibility to take all steps to satisfy our 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 our business lies solely with our business and that ACC has no liability for that decision. We may obtain our own independent advice about which equipment is suitable.
  • I acknowledge that it is the business' responsibility to ensure 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 will only cover the following equipment:

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

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

  • I understand there are currently three CPDs on the market that Worksafe recommends: the Lifeguard, Quadbar (Original), and Quadbar Flexi and therefore eligible for a subsidy.
  • 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 will 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 our business lies solely with our business and that ACC has no liability for that decision. We may obtain our own independent advice about whether the service is suitable for our business.

For the Health and Safety Advisory Subsidy (Manufacturing)

  • I understand that the health and safety advisory services must be:
    • undertaken or supervised and signed off by a HASANZ-registered health and safety advisor
    • 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 will 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.

Note about income tax

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

Last published: 14 February 2020