WorkSafe’s mahi serves all people in Aotearoa New Zealand. Everyone deserves to feel healthy and safe at work, home and within their communities. This includes on WorkSafe’s social media pages.

One way we can achieve this is by communicating in inclusive ways which embrace diversity such as in te reo Māori, New Zealand Sign Language and accessible formats. 

Conversations that are respectful, honest, and compassionate are welcome on our pages. Comments which go against these values are not.   

To ensure that our social media platforms are safe spaces for everyone, we ask that you follow our community guidelines.

General terms

  • Be respectful of others - don't insult them or use put downs. If you want to disagree with someone’s point, you’re welcome to do so respectfully without getting personal
  • Stay on topic - don’t post a comment that is unrelated to the purpose of the post. Any comments not related to the topic of the post can will be hidden at WorkSafe's discretion
  • Don’t use offensive language or swearing
  • Don’t post content that’s racist, sexist or discriminatory; contains potentially harmful advice; or is advertising a product or business

Removing comments and banning users 

Any comments or posts that breach these terms will be hidden or deleted. If someone repeatedly breaches these terms, they will be blocked from posting on our page.

Telling us about an incident or concern

If there's something you want to tell us or discuss relating to a specific incident, or you want to report a concern, social media isn’t the best way to do that. Instead, call our Response Team on 0800 030 040 (they’re available 24/7) or fill in our online form. The Response Team will make an assessment from the information provided and decide the appropriate action to take.


Every effort has been made to ensure that the information on our social media accounts is accurate.

The information provided does not replace or alter the laws of New Zealand and other official guidelines or requirements.

Liking and sharing information does not constitute an endorsement.

WorkSafe accepts no liability in any way connected to the use of our social media accounts.