Free Online Health and Safety Training Available

Free online health and safety training for paid and volunteer staff.

Sport New Zealand has developed a course in partnership with Skills Active ITO for all workers.

This course is for all paid and volunteer workers in the sport and recreation sector.  Everyone who works in the sector needs to help keep participants and the public safe.  This course takes approximately 20-40 minutes to complete depending on your prior knowledge and experience. 

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • identify who is responsible for what when it comes to health and safety
  • identify what your rights are as a paid or volunteer worker
  • describe some of the systems and processes that are used to keep everyone safe and having fun
  • identify and manage hazards

Please note: If you would like to get credits for Unit Standard 497 - Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements, please enrol in Sport Safe (with credits).  You will then be able to choose to have this unit standards recorded on your NZQA Record of Achievement for $25 plus GST.  Please ensure your NZQA details are entered into your profile after signing up.

The course is suitable for all people aged 16+. 

To find out more and sign up go to and look for ‘Sport Safe’.