In this issue ...

Over the last few months, WorkSafe, ACC and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) have been working hard to redesign the Safety Star Rating initiative – an injury prevention initiative to help lift the performance of workplace health and safety in New Zealand businesses.

We can now announce, that for the first time in New Zealand, a new health and safety toolkit will be available to provide a credible and authoritative definition of what good health and safety performance looks like and provide advice and guidance on how to improve. This definition will be above minimum legal compliance.

This is the culmination of the Safety Star Rating scheme work. It has been designed in close collaboration with health and safety experts and tested with businesses – both as a prototype in 2014 and through a 2016 pilot, which many of you took part in.

Below you’ll find a summary of the new toolkit and what’s coming up.


  • Safeguard conference
  • The final toolkit 
  • Next steps
  • ACC products

Read the update online(external link)