Health, Safety and Wellbeing progress

It’s vital we reduce the number of workplace accidents and create a more supportive work environment — actions in the plan will work toward a better health and safety culture in the sector.

The health, safety and wellbeing programmes will contribute to the Accord outcomes of 'an environment that supports thriving mental health and wellbeing’, and ‘all our people home safe everyday.'

Find out what health, safety and wellbeing initiatives are in the Transformation Plan.

Initiative progress and milestones

Follow progress here on Accord and Transformation Plan programmes that support a healthy and safe construction industry.

Date Milestone Lead/s
December 2021 COVID-19 health and safety protocols(external link) and information released for each Alert Level. CHASNZ
October 2021 MATES in Construction/BRANZ Research published(external link) – Construction industry suicides: numbers, characteristics and rates. CHASNZ
In development Finalising the Client Leadership Framework to be made publically available from the CHASNZ website. The Client Leadership Framework is intended to assist construction clients review their own organisations and identify areas for potential future improvement. CHASNZ
In development October 2021 Health and Safety by Design project underway. CHASNZ
Sept 2020 Tōtika Web Portal(external link) developed, a pre-qualification system accepting client registration for those that have ISO 45001, SafePlus or QSafe assessments CHASNZ
April 2020 Site Access Requirements Guidance(external link) developed by CHASNZ and Site Safe CHASNZ and Site Safe
Jan 2020 Client Leadership Framework(external link) – Beta version developed CHASNZ
Oct 2019 Mates in Construction suicide prevention programme begins in Auckland. Supported by CHASNZ and WorkSafe. Mates in Construction, CHASNZ and WorkSafe
Oct 2019 Government Procurement Rules(external link) updated to better support health and safety at work, and guidance published on incorporating good health and safety practices in procurement. MBIE (New Zealand Government Procurement)
Sept 2019 Standard health and safety pre-qualification scheme (Tōtika) consultation complete and now in development by CHASNZ. CHASNZ
2019 Government review of health and safety regulations for managing common workplace risks such as using machinery and equipment. It’s expected changes will take effect in 2021. MBIE (Labour, Science and Enterprise)
2019 WorkSafe begin implementing health and safety Worker Engagement and Participation projects at the Dunedin hospital rebuild and at Auckland’s City Rail Link. WorkSafe
Last updated: 21 October 2020