Health & Safety For Transport Operators

National Road Carriers are a key stakeholder with Government Agencies. Communication from these Agencies enables us to pass on the necessary information to members as well as to provide feedback.

The new Health & Safety at Work Act 2015 is in force, which makes everyone accountable.

If you would like to know more, contact Paula Rogers at the NRC office by phone on 09 636 2957 or email

Alternately, follow the links below for;

If you are wishing to speak with someone about your Health & Safety policy, SBS look after NRC members and are a preferred supplier of ours.

They offer a FREE consultation to go over your existing policy or discuss your requirements in respect of putting one together for you.

Useful Links and Resources;


The Ministry have very good information and links to services on their website here.

WorkSafe NZ Ltd

Everyone has a right to a healthy and safe work environment, the only way we can achieve this is by working together. This means having conversations about health and safety. Different businesses will have different health and safety risks. It all depends on the type of work you do.

For further information on how to work smarter go directly through to the WorkSafe site here. On this site, you will find more information on the new 2015 Act, as well as useful templates that can help you and your business.

The following are videos from Worksafe's Use Your Mouth series which highlights just how important it is to speak up at work. Click on the titles to go to the video;

  • Manual Handling
    Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling heavy loads can put you at risk of serious injury.

  • Bullying
    Bullying is a serious issue in the workplace and can occur across all industries and job types. But what actually is considered bullying?

  • Vehicles
    Vehicles need to be used within their limits and capabilities – choose the right vehicle for the job.

  • Slips, trips and falls
    Ground clutter, uneven or slippery floor surfaces, poor lighting or lack of signage all contribute to thousands of workers getting injured every year.

  • Hazardous substances
    Did you know that there are 150,000 businesses across New Zealand that manufacture, use, handle or store hazardous substances in the workplace? If you work with hazardous substances then you should know how to safely manage the risks associated with them.

  • Noise
    A noisy work environment can damage your hearing and once it’s gone, it’s gone.

  • Fatigue
    To work safely you need to be physically and mentally alert. Fatigue can be a risk in workplaces. Both businesses and workers have a responsibility to manage fatigue.

  • Small Businesses
    Health and safety are vital for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), defined as those with less than 20 employees. Evidence suggests that in any particular industry, SMEs are less safe than larger businesses. SMEs may also find it harder to recover from serious health and safety incidents.

ACC Injury Cost Calculator

Find out the real cost to your business when an employee suffers an injury.

Use the ACC Injury Cost Calculator here.