New online self-assessment tool for SMEs


Businesses wanting to improve their workplace health and safety now have the SafePlus free online self-assessment tool to support them

It’s mobile friendly, free to use and designed for small to medium sized businesses to support health and safety performance.

The SafePlus Online Self-Assessment Tool is a free health and safety performance improvement tool, designed for small and medium-sized businesses

The online tool provides a simple way to engage people from all areas of your business.

It asks about three things that really matter for lifting health and safety performance:

  • leadership
  • worker engagement
  • risk management.

The anonymous responses are used to create a ‘snapshot’ of how your people think the business is doing in health and safety – plus recommendations for what to work on first, and advice about how to take action.

The online tool can also be used to identify differences in thinking between different divisions or locations of your business.

Run new assessments whenever you choose, to check progress and identify new priorities.

SafePlus was developed by WorkSafe, ACC and MBIE from international good practice, and is tested with industry in New Zealand.

The information you enter into the tool is secure and is only available to the government in an anonymous and summarised format, maintaining your commercial privacy.

As more businesses use the online tool, you will be able to benchmark your performance against similar sized businesses and industry types.

How SafePlus works:

See the new Online Self-Assessment Tool and more information about the other SafePlus initiatives on the SafePlus website:

For more information about how the tool works check out the tutorial videos