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Health and Safety Performance Improvement Toolkit

WorkSafe, ACC and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) have been working together on the Safety Star Rating Initiative – an injury prevention initiative to help lift the performance of workplace health and safety of New Zealand businesses. The outcome of this work is a new health and safety performance improvement toolkit that will soon be available to New Zealand businesses.

This health and safety toolkit provides a credible and nationally recognised definition of what good health and safety looks like – over and above compliance – and can provide your business with advice and guidance on how to improve.


Defining what good health and safety looks like

  • The toolkit is made up of 10 performance requirements fundamental to achieving good health and safety performance.
  • These are organised into three core concepts: leadership, worker engagement and risk management – and are underpinned by continual improvement. Each performance requirement has a maturity scale to help support continual improvement and help measure performance over time.


[image] SSR Performance and Approach.

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Choose how you want to use the toolkit

The toolkit will be available as three separate products. Choose what works best for your business – or use them all:

  • Resources and guidance here on the WorkSafe website (available September 2017).
  • An independent onsite assessment (available September 2017).
  • A free online self-assessment. (available mid 2018).

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More information

More information will be available in mid-2017. Email to sign up for updates or ask questions.


Independent accredited assessors will make onsite assessments on how well businesses are performing against the toolkit’s performance requirements and provide advice on how to improve.

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Last updated 6 June 2017