Tradies get your work done, but don’t hurt yourself!

A CHASNZ initiative

The Work Should Not Hurt programme aims to make sure tradespeople can enjoy long, pain free careers and retire when they want to and not when forced to due to pain and injury.

It's time to change the norm.

135 Million

sqm scaffolding not moved


two-bedroom houses not built

1.6 Million

m2 roofing not laid

Work Should Not Hurt is a participative ergonomics programme. Put simply, this means actively involving workers and industry in developing and implementing changes to the way work is done.

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