ACC Subsidises Farmers for Crush Protection Devices (CPD)

Great News for Farmers!

Are you self employed or do you run or own a small to medium business in the agricultural sector? 

ACC, in partnership with WorkSafe, has recently announced they will contribute $180 per Crush Protection Device (CPD), up to a maximum of two per business, to eligible small to medium farming businesses.

Why CPDs?

Every year, ACC stats reflect the fact that every year quad bikes are a major cause of death and serious injury in rural workplaces, with many incidents associated with accidential rollovers.

On average, 5 people die each year and over 1,000 claims are received by ACC for work-related quad bikes accidents, costing New Zealand taxpayers $12 million annually.

CPDs can reduce the risk of injury or death to you or your staff when riding a quad bike. A CPD can be fitted to a quad bike to provide a survivable space should a rider be pinned underneath it.

ACC will send each business that receives a subsidy a certificate to acknowledge your participation and commitment to improving workplace safety.

Together ACC & FarmSafe are committed to working towards safer and healthier workplaces for rural New Zealand businesses.

How to go about applying for CPDs?

Read up and find out everything you need to know, including if your business setor is eligible for this subsidy, right here.

Apply online via the application form.

Then send it through to the Safety team at safety(at)

It couldn't be easier and you may save a life. 

But don't dilly dally, the subsidy is open for only 12 months, with a review of uptake planned at 6 months.



What Our Customers Think

Great local Accountants. They provide an excellent service with great explanations for the layman. They provide accounting services for non rural clients too.

Quinn Wilson, Restaurant Owner, The Wagon
What Our Customers Think

Rural Accountants is a real asset to our business.

The team at Rural Accountants pretty much manage all our administrative tasks for the group including payroll and tax planning, ensuring we don’t pay any more than necessary. They are at the forefront of technology and have helped us get up and running with Xero and Figured which is much more efficient than the way we used to work.

Sam Jones, Managing Director, Sybton Farm Ltd Partnership
What Our Customers Think

Christine is very knowledgeable, great to deal with and knows our business well. She is also a sheep & beef farmer so knows the industry really well and understands our needs.

Rural Accountants keeps us on track through strategic and forward planning meetings throughout the year. Christine knows our business inside out so she can deal with our questions instantly.

Mathew & Gemma Barham, Hawke’s Bay Farmer of the Year 2012
What Our Customers Think

What Our Customers Think

I used to work out my GST and process it manually which would take me at least a full day every two months. The team set up reconcilliation rules and other quick tools, and showed me how to do all my reconcilliations and process my GST returns through Xero which now takes me no time at all!

Mike O'Neill, Financial Services Northland Ltd
What Our Customers Think

As a farmer, Christine understands our business and how farmers and growers operate.

We use Rural Accountants to provide a full accounting service to an orcharding partnership which operates a number of orchards with a wide spread of varieties and management systems. Rural Accountants are always timely and accurate, and their annual financial accounts are extremely easy to understand and very grower-friendly.

Paul Jones, Orchardist