Injury and illness management

Schools and early learning services must report, record and investigate all incidents accurately and promptly and identify any trends to their health and safety rep and WorkSafe where appropriate. Near misses with potential outcomes of serious injuries and/or illnesses are reported to their health and safety representative and WorkSafe. These are investigated and corrective actions are taken.


Our factsheets have been written for schools, ECE services and kōhanga reo to use.

Injury and illness management [PDF, 156 KB]: Notifiable events, incidents, injuries and illnesses, and the duties of the Board

Notification of workplace notifiable events

You need to notify WorkSafe when certain work related events (called notifiable events) happen. Download this factsheet to see what events need to be notified [PDF, 262 KB] (produced with Worksafe). 

Employers, principals and self-employed persons must notify WorkSafe NZ as soon as possible of a workplace injury/incident and occurrences of serious harm. To do this go to the Worksafe NZ website (external link) .

Allergy New Zealand

Allergy New Zealand (external link) has a range of resources and guidance available to schools and ECEs including Allergy and Anaphylaxis Guidelines for Early Childhood and Schools.

Tools and resources for schools

These resources have been developed through the Sector Reference Group and NZSTA.

Tools for early learning services

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