Health and Safety

Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

Click here for WorkSafe NZ’s guide to the most significant health and safety reforms in 20 years.

Road Freight Transport Injury Prevention

ACC, with the Road Transport Forum and its associations, has produced some quick reads about how not to get hurt when working. Following this advice can help prevent serious even fatal injuries, reduce time off work and save money:

Health & Safety


Slips or trips on decks and trays

Just a simple slip or trip can cost thousands of dollars. Here’s how to stay on your feet.

Getting in and out of trucks

It may seem simple, but falls while entering or alighting from the cab are one of the most common injuries. Here’s how to do it correctly.

Tarping and securing general freight loads

However low the load, there’s always a risk of falls and potentially serious injuries. Here’s how to minimise the chances.

Tarping and securing bulk freight loads

Accidents while covering and tying down bulk loads has resulted in serious injuries and even on a couple of occasions, deaths. Here are some commonsense solutions for preventing this.

Safely using forklifts

Forklifts can be dangerous for other people nearby as well as the operators. Here’s how to minimise the risks for the driver and other people in the yard or loading area.

Eating the right stuff

Like trucks, people work better when they’re fed the right fuel. Here’s a guide to good eating.