20 July 2021

Workplace Injury Prevention Subsidies

If you’re in manufacturing or residential construction, you might be eligible for an ACC subsidy to help pay for health and safety advice from a HASANZ-registered advisor.

Who is eligible?

Small to medium businesses (typically 6 to 99 employees) in specified sectors will be eligible for a relevant workplace injury prevention subsidy.

Four subsidies are currently on offer to sectors with high rates of work-related injury and death. They are

  • Manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • Construction.

Businesses can check their eligibility and the amount they’re eligible for, by logging in to MyACC for Business. If eligible, the subsidy offer will be displayed on the MyACC for Business overview page.

Available subsidies

Subsidies for workplaces in other sectors will be offered in the future. For more information on each subsidy, visit the dedicated page:

Other subsidy developments across various industries are currently being considered.

ACC welcome your suggestions or ideas of what future subsidies could be offered and invite you to submit your ideas or any questions you may have by emailing safety@acc.co.nz

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 and crush protection devices for quadbikes.

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
  • information about why H&S solutions are beneficial for business customers invited to apply for a subsidy
  • recognition for those businesses that take up a workplace injury prevention subsidy offer.

The funding amounts for each subsidy varies depending on business size, the solution subsidised, and the sector they’re operating in.

Source – Accident Compensation Corporation – 20 July 2021