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
Oct 2019 Mates in Construction suicide prevention programme begins in Auckland. Supported by 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.
Sept 2019 Standard health and safety pre-qualification scheme (Tōtika) consultation complete and now in development by 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.
2019 WorkSafe begin implementing health and safety Worker Engagement and Participation projects at the Dunedin hospital rebuild and at Auckland’s City Rail Link.
Last updated: 26 January 2020