More than one person is killed and another 600 injured at work each week in New Zealand.

That’s an unacceptable set of statistics that have to change.  That’s why the Government has moved to experience rating for workplaces.

The averaged ACC levy system has meant businesses with good workplace safety have been carrying the cost of others that are less safe. This new system of experience rating is about better aligning ACC levies with risk and rewarding employers with good safety records.

Experience rating is also about providing incentives for businesses to focus on worker rehabilitation. There is clear evidence that getting workers back into the workplace on limited duties on a part-time basis assists the recovery. Employers will now have a real financial incentive in supporting rehabilitation.