Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace for their workers. ACC’s role is to work with New Zealand businesses and agencies and provide resources to help prevent injuries both in and out of the workplace.
WorkSafe New Zealand is a regulatory agency dedicated to improving workplace health and safety and achieving a 25% reduction in workplace deaths and serious harm by 2020.
ACC works alongside their colleagues in WorkSafe New Zealand, helping to improve workplace health and safety, but ACC also have their own workplace injury prevention programmes and products.
Industry specific safety
ACC works at a national level with industry groups and associations, companies, trade unions and industry training organisations to prevent industry-specific injuries.
You’ve got enough on your plate running your own business, so why bother with health and safety? First, you’re legally required to look after the health and safety of people in your workplace. Second, effective health and safety systems help to keep your business running smoothly, can reduce injuries and downtime, and can even improve your productivity.
Health and Safety in the workplace
Effective health and safety in your workplace can help to keep your employees happy and productive, and also reduce the human and business costs of injuries. See below for a guide to making your business safer.