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Product B is for larger businesses striving to be leaders and innovators in workplace health and safety.
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Product B will build on the current Accredited Employers Programme. We'll look to introduce this in April 2020 to all businesses accepted into this new product.
How Accredited Employers Programme (AEP) works
This programme will build on the existing Accredited Employers Programme (AEP). Businesses that are part of AEP are responsible for managing workers’ injuries and claims if they have an injury at work.
Managing your workers’ injuries and claims means:
We'll base the entry requirements for Product B on your existing health and safety performance. This includes assessments and improvement plans to make sure your business commits to best practice.
The application process will need the following:
Businesses can deliver their own injury rehabilitation and claims management for their workers. Or use a Third-Party Administrator (TPA). You'll need certification if you deliver these services.
Certification makes sure the right systems, processes and policies are in place. It also means your business can deliver on the outcomes set by the programme. This includes worker satisfaction.
You’ll need to be certified every year (this may change at a later date). This includes:
We’ll monitor certification performance using a set of standards. These will be monitored by:
We'll publish all businesses and TPAs who have met the certification criteria on acc.co.nz.
Being able to tailor your cover policy will depend on your assessments and what works best for your business. It will be easier to tailor this once your business has been in the product for a longer period of time.
When we renew your annual contract, we’ll assess your performance as a business. We’ll match your performance with your agreed outcomes, and ask for feedback from your workers and stakeholders. This assessment then informs how you can build and tailor your cover policy to your business every year.
As a high-performing business delivering great outcomes, you're driving improvements in your health and safety capability. This happens across your businesses and into the wider system. So, you'll have a suite of options you can choose from.
You may choose to accept a greater liability and take on more risk. Or, you may choose to reduce your risk profile as your business is growing and changing.
It’s up to you to decide. You're in the best position to understand all the pressures and opportunities you‘ll be facing.
Businesses will need to track their performance against a range of outcomes.
You’ve told us that being able to share your health and safety performance with others is valuable. You’ll be able to access your health and safety performance through an online portal. You can monitor your performance and share your results with:
To monitor your performance, you’ll need to:
If you need monitoring, the programme will look at creating an equivalent so there's less duplication. This could be through audits or assessment tools such as SafePlus.
In the future, we hope to expand performance capabilities. This will help you to understand how you compare to other businesses in your sector and the programme.
We'll connect your policy renewal to your performance. This is measured against your improvement plan and the outcomes we set. How long your renewal period is and your ability to tailor the cover policy depends on your performance.
Product B allows businesses to share learnings with others. They can position themselves as leaders in the health and safety space. We expect businesses within Product B to share their learnings and development. Sharing these encourage others to improve their health and safety.
We're proposing a portal where you can access services, information and advice to help improve your health and safety performance.
Our proposed service options
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Your feedback is extremely valuable to us. It helps us confirm some ideas as well as challenge us on others.
We’re developing two new and enhanced workplace safety incentive products based on what you’ve told us. Find out what these products look like and help shape their development by giving us your feedback.
Product A will be the option for most businesses. The size of your business doesn't matter, or the level of health and safety maturity.
All businesses will have access to an online portal. This will have tailored information, advice and service options.