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Construction safety focus: Preventing falls from height in building and construction

PDF File, 107.7 KB | Asset ID: 210124

Information for employers and employees about WorkSafe's current construction safety focus in the construction industry - prevention of falls from height.


Construction safety focus: Construction regulation compliance

PDF File, 101.4 KB | Asset ID: 211881

Information for the construction industry about WorkSafe's focus on Part 5.1 (Construction) of the OHS Regulations.


Construction industry general induction policy: Frequently asked questions on 'red cards' and related construction safety training issues

PDF File, 910.3 KB | Asset ID: 209748

WorkSafe's general induction policy for the construction industry, including answers to frequently asked questions about Red Cards and related construction safety training issues.


Interstate construction induction cards

PDF File, 414.0 KB | Asset ID: 211364

Advice for the Victorian construction industry and interstate construction workers who may be considering working in Victoria, about mutual recognition of interstate construction induction cards (CI Cards).


Construction safety focus: Electrical safety

PDF File, 84.3 KB | Asset ID: 204821

Information for employers and employees about WorkSafes current construction safety focus in the construction industry - electrical safety.


Code of practice: Prevention of falls in housing construction

PDF File, 2.7 MB | Asset ID: 208631

The Code of Practice for the Prevention of Falls in Housing Construction provides practical guidance to builders, contractors and their employees on how to eliminate or reduce the risk of falling from height in the housing construction industry.


Construction safety focus: Demolition

PDF File, 79.2 KB | Asset ID: 210131

Information for employers and employees about WorkSafe's current construction safety focus in the construction industry - demolition.


Is construction work part of your business

PDF File, 193.5 KB | Asset ID: 211178

Advice on how construction regulations (OHS) may apply to workplaces outside of the traditional construction sectors.


Construction safety focus: Structural collapse

PDF File, 277.5 KB | Asset ID: 213285

This document provides employers, self-employed and employees with information about WorkSafe's current construction safety focus on structural collapse during construction work.


Construction safety focus: Falling objects

PDF File, 118.9 KB | Asset ID: 212991

Information for employers and employees about WorkSafe's current construction safety focus in the construction industry - falling objects.


Construction safety focus: Safe worker and traffic

PDF File, 152.9 KB | Asset ID: 210125

Information for employers and employees about WorkSafe's current construction safety focus in the construction industry - traffic management.


Working safely in the housing construction industry: A handbook for the construction regulations

PDF File, 5.6 MB | Asset ID: 211390

A handbook that contains practical advice for the housing construction industry on how to meet new health and safety requirements.


Construction safety focus: Hire yards

PDF File, 88.9 KB | Asset ID: 212992

Information for employers and employees about WorkSafe's current construction safety focus in the construction industry - hire yards.


Construction Safety Focus: Construction Traffic Management Safety

PDF File, 95.5 KB | Asset ID: 216175

This document provides the construction industry with information about WorkSafe's traffic management safety focus, and directs industry to detailed WorkSafe guidance.


Monitoring construction work checklist

MS Word Document, 6.0 MB | Asset ID: 209683

A checklist for health and safety regarding monitoring construction work. This checklist should be used in conjunction with "A handbook for the public sector: Health and safety in construction procurement.


Electrical installations on construction sites: Industry guide

PDF File, 2.8 MB | Asset ID: 211357

A guide to protect construction workers and the general public from electrocution and electrical shock on construction sites.


Construction: Your health and safety guide

PDF File, 333.4 KB | Asset ID: 210375

A guide on the risks of working in the construction industry. Construction work often involves a dynamic working environment, so hazards can change daily and need to be systematically managed.


Checklist for hiring out construction plant and equipment

PDF File, 39.6 KB | Asset ID: 209643

A checklist to assist plant and equipment hire businesses to ensure that plant supplied to customers is safe for operation.


Bracket scaffolds in housing construction - what you need to know

PDF File, 945.8 KB | Asset ID: 210310

Information about bracket scaffolding in housing construction. If you are builder or contractor, you have obligations relating to bracket scaffolding under the health and safety regulations.


Site security and public access onto housing construction sites: OHS guidance for house builders

PDF File, 46.9 KB | Asset ID: 210012

Advice for a builders to ensure that members of the public are not exposed to risks arising from construction of a house.


Construction Safety Focus: Formwork

PDF File, 289.0 KB | Asset ID: 217231

This document provides employers, the self-employed and employees with information about WorkSafe's current construction safety focus on formwork.


Compliance code: Facilities in construction - response to public comment

PDF File, 1.6 MB | Asset ID: 218143

This document summarises the matters raised in public comment submissions and WorkSafe’s responses to these, including how they have informed the completion of the compliance code: Facilities in construction (code).


Mobile plant in civil construction: Employers and HSRs prompt and report

PDF File, 41.8 KB | Asset ID: 209674

A checklist for employers and Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) to assess health and safety in mobile plant in civil construction.


Construction - preventing nail gun injuries during framing: A health and safety solution

PDF File, 80.6 KB | Asset ID: 210691

Advice for preventing nail gun injuries during the framing stage on construction sites.


Contaminated construction sites: Industry standard

PDF File, 661.4 KB | Asset ID: 211736

A guide for land developers and principal building contractors about safe work practices on contaminated construction sites.


Construction site loading zones: Information about

PDF File, 262.6 KB | Asset ID: 216071

Information to employers and persons with management or control of a workplace about identifying hazards and controlling risks associated with construction site loading zones.


Recycling construction and demolition material

PDF File, 248.5 KB | Asset ID: 211265

A guide on the recycling of construction and demolition material as an important environmental initiative that reduces the demand for landfill space.


Construction site security fencing: Information for employers

PDF File, 184.4 KB | Asset ID: 214261

Information for employers about installing appropriate security fencing on construction sites.


Working safely in the general construction industry: A handbook for the construction regulations

PDF File, 7.3 MB | Asset ID: 211389

A handbook that contains practical advice for the general construction industry on how to meet new health and safety requirements.


Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland: Mutual recognition of construction OHS induction cards communique

PDF File, 136.1 KB | Asset ID: 210758

Information on mutual recognition of construction OHS induction cards in Victoria, NSW and Queensland.


Construction safety focus: Powered mobile plant

PDF File, 96.5 KB | Asset ID: 207601

This document provides information about WorkSafe's current safety focus in the construction industry - powered mobile plant.


Sample safe work method statement (SWMS) template for high risk construction work (HRCW)

PDF File, 80.6 KB | Asset ID: 211305

Safe work method statement template for high risk construction work.


Foundations for safety: Construction industry induction training agreement

PDF File, 112.3 KB | Asset ID: 210206

Information on safety induction training in the construction industry.


Health and safety in construction procurement: A handbook for the public sector

PDF File, 1.9 MB | Asset ID: 211174

A handbook for the public sector on how to integrate health and safety into the construction procurement process.


Amenities on housing sites: OHS guidance for house builders

PDF File, 46.9 KB | Asset ID: 210229

Information on providing adequate amenities for housing construction sites to ensure health, safety and welfare of employees and others on site. This guide will assist builders, contractors and workers and applies to the construction, renovation and extension of houses.


Evacuation lighting on construction sites: Information about

PDF File, 260.5 KB | Asset ID: 209779

Clarification on the requirements for emergency lighting and exit signage on designated emergency evacuation routes on construction sites.


Evaluating the project checklist

MS Word Document, 11.7 MB | Asset ID: 209682

A health and safety checklist for evaluating construction projects. This checklist should be used in conjunction with "A handbook for the public sector: Health and safety in construction procurement".


Stability of buildings during construction

PDF File, 145.5 KB | Asset ID: 208468

Guidance note to emphasise the need to adequately brace buildings and structures, during all stages of construction and to ensure they are stable.


Civil construction a guide to managing safety: Industry standard

PDF File, 1.3 MB | Asset ID: 211734

Advice to the civil construction industry on providing and maintaining a safe working environment for workers and the public.


Compliance code: Facilities in construction

PDF File, 1.2 MB | Asset ID: 218083

This compliance code (Code) provides practical guidance for those who have duties or obligations in relation to the provision of facilities at construction site workplaces under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act) and Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (OHS Regulations).


Construction induction training - information for registered training organisations (RTOs)

PDF File, 182.2 KB | Asset ID: 211869

Advice for registered training organisations (RTOs) and prospective RTOs seeking to register to deliver the construction induction training unit of competency.


Construction industry program incident report: Clutch failures in lifting and rotating of concrete panels

PDF File, 79.5 KB | Asset ID: 210188

Clutch failures in lifting and rotating of concrete panels: information for construction employees. Outlines how dangerous incidents can be avoided by having a trained, certificated and experienced rigger directly supervising the lifting precast and tilt up panels.


Lift work on construction projects: A handbook for workplaces

PDF File, 1005.2 KB | Asset ID: 211180

Advice for employers, employees and Health and Safety Rrepresentatives (HSRs) who have control over health and safety about controlling risks associated with lifts on construction projects.


Construction noise self assessment checklist

PDF File, 320.6 KB | Asset ID: 211735

A checklist for employers to assist in assessing the management of noise hazards by employees and workers on construction sites.


U.V. protection self-assessment checklist for construction sites

PDF File, 59.9 KB | Asset ID: 208116

This checklist is used to assess UV sun protection measures on construction sites.


Health and safety in construction procurement: Preparing the contract checklist

PDF File, 181.6 KB | Asset ID: 211186

A checklist for preparing a procurement contract. To be used in conjunction with the Health and safety in construction procurement - a handbook for the public sector.


Construction safety focus: precast panels and mobile cranes

PDF File, 343.1 KB | Asset ID: 214915

Information about WorkSafes current construction safety focus on precast and tilt up concrete panels and mobile cranes.


Workplace facilities on medium sized residential construction developments

PDF File, 664.4 KB | Asset ID: 210130

Information for employers and workplace managers about the provision of workplace facilities on medium sized residential construction developments.


Fall protection for roof work

PDF File, 97.0 KB | Asset ID: 210668

Guidelines for construction workers on new risk controls for installing roofs on housing construction sites.


Compliance code: Prevention of falls in general construction

PDF File, 3.2 MB | Asset ID: 207950

How you can prevent hazardous falls in the construction industry. For employers, self employed and managers in the workplace.


Approval of explosives berths, notification of construction of protected works, and compatibility group L explosives handling advice

PDF File, 122.3 KB | Asset ID: 210303

Advice on applications made for an explosives berth, notification of construction of protected works and compatibility group L explosives handling.


Construction plant and equipment hire yards checklist

PDF File, 210.9 KB | Asset ID: 211281

A checklist to assist in assessing the health and safety management of plant and equipment hire yards to prevent hazards and risks in the workplace.


Construction industry program incident report: Suspended floor collapse

PDF File, 27.4 KB | Asset ID: 210030

A report outlining an incident in which a suspended concrete floor slab (approximately 20m x 6m), collapsed in an uncontrolled manner during the demolition process.


Construction safety focus: Scaffolding

PDF File, 87.8 KB | Asset ID: 212589

A document for employers and employees with information about WorkSafe's focus on scaffolding safety.


Construction and utilities program incident report: Pre-cast concrete pit - lifting inserts failure

PDF File, 92.6 KB | Asset ID: 209923

Advice for manufacturers of pre-cast concrete drainage elements following an incident where the lifting inserts failed during installation.


Construction and utilities program incident report: Bolts come out of ramset lifting clutches

PDF File, 75.1 KB | Asset ID: 210182

Information on the dangers involved if clutch bolts are to come free from the clutch body of a Ramset lifting clutch. The manufacturer has agreed to modify the design of the RCE 50 clutches by increasing the diameter of the roll pinto 15 mm.


Construction Safety Focus: Musculoskeletal injury prevention

PDF File, 108.4 KB | Asset ID: 217716

This document provides employers with information about WorkSafe's current safety focus on MSDs in the workplace and how duty holders can reduce the risk of MSDs.


Precast and tilt-up concrete construction

PDF File, 195.4 KB | Asset ID: 211185

A guide for employers on the typical roles and responsibilities associated with the design and erection of precast and tilt-up concrete elements or panels.


Industrial rope access checklist (for rope suspension work): Construction and utilities program

PDF File, 26.8 KB | Asset ID: 209687

A checklist to ensure common safety measures for rope suspension work are upheld.


Construction and erection of bridge beams

PDF File, 5.0 MB | Asset ID: 211225

Advice on the design, manufacture, transport and erection of bridge beams and associated precast concrete elements.


Construction - lifting plant onto roofs: A health and safety solution

PDF File, 226.8 KB | Asset ID: 210682

Problems, risk and solutions for lifting plant or equipment onto roofs.


Construction - preventing injuries when loading and unloading vehicles: A health and safety solution

PDF File, 221.3 KB | Asset ID: 210680

Problems, risks and solutions for workers on building sites that frequently risk injury when loading and unloading vehicles with plant and equipment.


Construction - preventing injuries from lifting reinforcing mesh: A health and safety solution

PDF File, 129.2 KB | Asset ID: 210681

Problems, risks and solutions on preventing injuries from lifting reinforcing mesh in the workplace.


Residential construction insurance compliance program: Frequently asked questions

PDF File, 113.7 KB | Asset ID: 209082

Description coming soon.


Construction industry program incident report: Possible manufacturing errors in some “HL 89” adjustable baseplates for scaffolds

PDF File, 163.2 KB | Asset ID: 210177

Advice on manufacturing errors of HL89 scaffolding adjustable baseplates - referred to as screw jacks - where there appears to be poor welding. Victorian suppliers of All Thread Industries adjustable baseplates have agreed to notify all sites if any problems arise.


Precast and tilt-up concrete for buildings: Industry standard

PDF File, 825.8 KB | Asset ID: 211260

A guide for establishing and maintaining a safe working environment wherever precast and tilt-up concrete construction is used.


Using the right tools for the job: Construction

PDF File, 76.3 KB | Asset ID: 210068

A checklist to help you get ready for a workplace inspection and to make sure workers are using the right tool for the job.


Eliminating the need to lift rubbish bins

PDF File, 86.1 KB | Asset ID: 209770

Tips to eliminate the construction hazard of needing to lift rubbish bins in the workplace.


Safety alert: Soft sling fails during list

PDF File, 245.4 KB | Asset ID: 207699

A safety alert that highlights the dangers associated with using synthetic fibre slings, often known as soft slings, in construction.


Safe erection of structural steel for buildings

PDF File, 3.5 MB | Asset ID: 211253

A guide about how to eliminate risk to workers during the design, fabrication, transportation and erection of steel used in construction.


Safe work method statement for class 1, 2 and 10 building projects

PDF File, 87.9 KB | Asset ID: 207719

A sample of a safe work method statement that must be prepared before any high-risk construction work is commenced.


Compliance code: Workplace amenities and work environment

PDF File, 965.2 KB | Asset ID: 207943

Advice on the provision of workplace amenities and facilities for all workplaces other than construction sites.


Formwork tool - site prompt and report: Construction and utilities program

PDF File, 51.0 KB | Asset ID: 210545

This form explains details on the Formwork Tool for Site Prompt and Report.


Safety alert: Preventing collapse bulk excavations

PDF File, 216.8 KB | Asset ID: 211893

This safety alert highlights the dangers of ground collapse in bulk excavations on construction sites and provides information about controlling risks.


Jump forms and slip forms - developing a safe system of work

PDF File, 195.0 KB | Asset ID: 211745

A guide about the design, manufacture, installation and use of jump forms and slip forms used in concrete construction.


Foundations for safety: Proof of booking for basic OHS induction

PDF File, 124.7 KB | Asset ID: 210266

Information on proof of booking for basic OHS induction for persons who have not yet completed construction industry basic OHS induction training.


Damaging underground electrical cables: A health and safety solution

PDF File, 56.1 KB | Asset ID: 208098

Problems, risks and solutions for preventing injury caused by damage to underground electrical cables on construction sites.


Preparing the tender checklist

MS Word Document, 6.0 MB | Asset ID: 209685

Government procurers should use this checklist to ensure they include safety considerations in their tenders. This checklist should be used in conjunction with 'Health and safety in construction procurement: A handbook for the public sector'.


Imported cranes compliance communique

PDF File, 156.7 KB | Asset ID: 211433

Communique to the construction industry about imported cranes.


Safety alert: Elevating work platform overturns

PDF File, 53.1 KB | Asset ID: 210426

Safety alert on the precautions that need to be taken when working with elevating work platforms on construction sites.


Safety alert: Reciprocating sabre saw hand injury

PDF File, 121.7 KB | Asset ID: 210455

Safety alert that highlights the need for construction sites to have the appropriate tools for the job to prevent operator injury.


Portable toilets on worksites

PDF File, 186.8 KB | Asset ID: 211200

Advice for builders and workers on the installation, servicing and transport of portable, self contained toilets on housing construction sites.


Construction industry program incident report: Unsecured precast panel brace kills a worker

PDF File, 123.6 KB | Asset ID: 211444

A construction and utilities incident report for an unsecured precast panel brace that killed a worker.


Safety alert: Preventing floor collapse

PDF File, 61.5 KB | Asset ID: 211894

Safety alert about ensuring floors are capable of supporting the live loads associated with construction work.


Safe work method statements (SWMS)

PDF File, 259.1 KB | Asset ID: 211210

Information about how to prepare and use a safe work method statement (SWMS) for high risk construction work (HRCW).


Construction plant and equipment hire yard project: Employers and HSRs prompt and report

PDF File, 52.6 KB | Asset ID: 209673

A checklist for employers and Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) to assess health and safety in plant and equipment hire yards.


Suspended scaffolds - what you need to know

PDF File, 242.1 KB | Asset ID: 210311

Information about suspended scaffolds used to provide access and working platforms in construction.


What is adequate site supervision: OHS guidance for house builders

PDF File, 47.2 KB | Asset ID: 210072

Advice to assist builders in determining the adequacy of the OHS supervision they provide on their housing construction sites.


Use of plasterers’ stilts

PDF File, 236.7 KB | Asset ID: 210064

Information for builders, plastering contractors and employers on the use of stilts in line with health and safety guidance in construction workplaces.


Hiring out construction plant and equipment checklist

PDF File, 197.1 KB | Asset ID: 211175

A checklist to assist plant and equipment hire businesses to ensure that plant supplied to customers is safe for operation.


Site housekeeping: Back to basics

PDF File, 171.0 KB | Asset ID: 209665

A checklist to keep construction sites tidy and workers safe. Poor housekeeping and site supervision may cause injuries.


Prevention of and protection from falling objects on midrise structures

PDF File, 723.8 KB | Asset ID: 210141

A guide for employers, managers and other duty holders on controlling hazards and risks associated with falling objects during the construction of midrise buildings (4-10 storeys).


Certification, licensing and qualifications checklist

PDF File, 54.4 KB | Asset ID: 209715

A checklist for asking construction workers and contractors to prove their competency.


Shotcreting of retaining walls for excavations: Information about

PDF File, 239.0 KB | Asset ID: 215145

Information on controlling the risks associated with shotcreting of retaining walls on construction sites.


Safety alert: Preventing structural collapse

PDF File, 66.9 KB | Asset ID: 212378

A safety alert about the importance of ensuring the stability of building and structures, including when doing construction, demolition and refurbishment works.


Preventing masonry structures from collapsing: A health and safety solution

PDF File, 121.0 KB | Asset ID: 210789

Problems, risks and solutions for supporting masonry structures during construction, renovation and demolition.


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