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Search the WorkSafe document library for printable checklists, codes of practice, forms, guides, industry standards and useful information for workers and employers.

Please note: The new Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (OHS Regulations) started on 18 June 2017. Documents from before this date do not align to the OHS Regulations 2017, but you can continue to use them as a source of practical, non-statutory guidance. Some are under review and will be updated.

 

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Number of documents: 1677


External guideline #13: Consultation for initial or renewal application for approval as a self-insurer

PDF File, 451.2 KB | Asset ID: 218350

A guideline to provide information on the processes for consultation on initial applications for self-insurance and applications for renewal of approval as a self-insurer.


External Guideline #14: Human resources for managing claims

PDF File, 589.4 KB | Asset ID: 218044

This guide has been developed to assist applicants for approval or for renewal of approval as a self-insurer in understanding what WorkSafe Victoria (WorkSafe) considers relevant when assessing an employer's current or proposed human resources for managing claims.


External guideline #15: Definitions of business rules for incidence of injury and cost of claims analysis

PDF File, 700.1 KB | Asset ID: 212380

A guide is to support consistency and transparency in the calculation of incidence of injury and cost of claim indicators that form part of the performance assessment of self-insurers by WorkSafe Victoria.


External Guideline #16: Claims management policies for self-insurers

PDF File, 1.2 MB | Asset ID: 218045

This guide represents a framework and specifies requirements to assist self-insurers when creating their own policies for managing claims.


External Guideline #17: Consultation when developing guidelines for self-insurers

PDF File, 410.2 KB | Asset ID: 218070

This guideline is intended to provide advice as to WorkSafe's approach to applying the WIRC Act and exercising its discretion, and to improve the transparency of the regulation of self-insurers.


External Guideline #18: Requirements for ceased self-insurers

PDF File, 783.0 KB | Asset ID: 218073

The purpose of this guideline is to provide an employer with an understanding of WorkSafe Victoria's requirements when an employer ceases as a self-insurer.


External guideline #19: Review of a self-insurer's approval

PDF File, 1.2 MB | Asset ID: 215160

A guide for self-insurers about policies and procedures that apply when circumstances occur that cause or may cause WorkSafe to review a selfinsurer's approval under Section 384 of the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013 (WIRC Act).


External Guideline #19A: Approval Review Panel

PDF File, 473.4 KB | Asset ID: 218029

This document is intended to provide self-insurers with an understanding of the operation of WorkSafe Victoria's (WorkSafe) Approval Review Panel (Panel).


External Guideline #20: Self-insurer acquisition of a registered employer

PDF File, 838.8 KB | Asset ID: 218046

The guidance material covers the requirements that must be met by the self-insurer in relation to its election to assume or not to assume the liability for, and the responsibility for management of, the tail claims of the registered employer that it has acquired.


External Guideline #21: Employer commencement as a self-insurer.

PDF File, 1.0 MB | Asset ID: 218030

This document is intended to provide an employer with an understanding of the requirements that must be met in order for an employer to commence operating as a selfinsurer. It applies to an employer that has been initially approved as a self-insurer.


External Guideline #22: Self-insurer acquisition of another self-insurer

PDF File, 787.1 KB | Asset ID: 218047

The guidance material covers the requirements that must be met by the self-insurer in relation to its election to assume or not to assume the liability for, and the responsibility for management of, the tail claims of another self-insurer that it has acquired.


External Guideline #24: Contributions to the WorkCover Authority Fund

PDF File, 587.6 KB | Asset ID: 218048

Self-insurers must submit a relevant remuneration return in accordance with the Ministerial Order made under subsection 380(3) of the WIRC Act to enable WorkSafe Victoria (WorkSafe) to determine the amount of contributions payable.


External Guideline #2: Assessment of initial application for approval as a self-insurer

PDF File, 1.1 MB | Asset ID: 218027

This document provides an overview of the performance expectations and indicators adopted by WorkSafe when assessing whether an employer is fit and proper to be a self-insurer.


External Guideline #3: Assessment of application for renewal of approval as a self-insurer

PDF File, 1.3 MB | Asset ID: 218026

This document provides an overview of the performance expectations and indicators for assessing whether a self-insurer is fit and proper.


External Guideline #3C: New holding company commencement as a self-insurer.

PDF File, 844.1 KB | Asset ID: 218028

The guidance material covers the requirements that must be met in order for a holding company to commence operating as a self-insurer.


External Guideline #5: Actuarial assessment of self-insurance liabilities

PDF File, 705.0 KB | Asset ID: 218348

A guideline to provide a self-insurer's actuary a format for reporting on the actuarial valuation of a self-insurer's assessed liabilities.


External Guideline #6-1: Self-insurer Self-audit Program 2017-2018 Part I - Occupational health and safety management system requirements

PDF File, 1.8 MB | Asset ID: 218346

The Self-insurer Self-audit Program (SISAP) is reviewed by WorkSafe annually to ensure the program is aligned with current injury management practices and to incorporate legislative amendments (where applicable) and any changes to WorkSafe's policies, industry standards and related requirements.


External Guideline #6-2: Self-insurer Self-audit Program 2017-2018 Part 2 - Claims management, rehabilitation services and other requirements

PDF File, 1.8 MB | Asset ID: 218347

The Self-insurer Self-audit Program (SISAP) is reviewed by WorkSafe annually to ensure the program is aligned with current injury management practices and to incorporate legislative amendments (where applicable) and any changes to WorkSafe's policies, industry standards and related requirements.


External Guideline and Form #8: Release of claims history information to self-insurers

PDF File, 541.7 KB | Asset ID: 218041

This document outlines the requirements when making a request for an injured worker's claims history and the form that must be completed by a self-insurer.


External Guideline and Form #9: Notification of strategically significant matters

PDF File, 825.9 KB | Asset ID: 218349

The purpose of this schedule is to provide guidance on the time requirements for self-insurance activities to assist self-insurers and WorkSafe Victoria with their annual planning.


External prostheses and orthoses policy

PDF File, 135.7 KB | Asset ID: 209784

WorkSafe guidelines for providing external prostheses and orthoses to injured workers as a result of a work-related injury or illness.


Fall prevention for scaffolders

PDF File, 206.8 KB | Asset ID: 211360

A guide safety for scaffolders during the erecting and dismantling of typical fabricated modular scaffolds.


Fall prevention for scaffolders communique

PDF File, 107.2 KB | Asset ID: 211361

A communique about the implementation of the Guidance Note: Fall Prevention for Scaffolders.


Fall prevention in erecting and dismantling birdcage scaffolding

PDF File, 133.9 KB | Asset ID: 209785

Work practices to safeguard scaffolders from falls while erecting and dismantling birdcage scaffolds.


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.


Fall restraints on order picking forklifts: A health and safety solution

PDF File, 202.2 KB | Asset ID: 210662

Problems, risks and solutions for fall restraints on order picking forklifts in the workplace.


Falling hay bales: A health and safety solution

PDF File, 92.3 KB | Asset ID: 208117

Problems, risks and solutions for working safely with hay bales.


Falls prevention in the agriculture sector

PDF File, 2.6 MB | Asset ID: 211231

A guide for farmers and workers in related industries about regulations to prevent workplace incidents involving falls of more than 2 metres, and to prevent or reduce the severity of injury resulting from those falls.


Fatalities by financial year to June 2015 (Data Vic)

MS Excel Document, 21.5 KB | Asset ID: 208537

Number of fatalities at Victorian workplaces.


Fatigue in mines: A handbook for earth resources industry

PDF File, 756.2 KB | Asset ID: 211284

A handbook designed to assist mine operators and workers in earth resources to combat fatigue in mines.


Fatigue management guidelines for the forestry industry

PDF File, 560.4 KB | Asset ID: 208200

Guidance for employers and employees to address the issue of fatigue in the forestry industry.


Fatigue prevention in the workplace: Your health and safety guide

PDF File, 1.2 MB | Asset ID: 211285

Details on how to identify potential work related fatigue hazards, risks and control measures in the workplace.


Fax for doctors review return to work arrangements: Return to work toolkit

MS Word Document, 48.0 KB | Asset ID: 215663

A fax template that suggests the type of information to provide a worker's doctor in a cover sheet.


Fear - avoidance belief questionnaire

PDF File, 11.8 KB | Asset ID: 208527

Instructions on the Fear Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire.


Fire damaged non-friable asbestos containing material

PDF File, 121.7 KB | Asset ID: 211430

A guide about fire damaged non-friable asbestos containing material (ACM).


First aid - for low risk micro businesses: Information about

PDF File, 64.7 KB | Asset ID: 209792

First aid advice for businesses that employ fewer than 10 people with a low risk of injury.


Fitness balls are not suitable as chairs

PDF File, 198.9 KB | Asset ID: 211286

A guide for employers and workers about why a fitness ball is not appropriate as a work chair.


Focus rule FR06: Safety case assessment guidance - safety case content

PDF File, 210.4 KB | Asset ID: 211269

Guidance on assessment of the operator’s compliance with the major hazard facility (MHF) regulations, in relation to the factual and descriptive contents of the safety case.


Focus rule FR07: Safety case assessment guidance - safety management systems

PDF File, 223.2 KB | Asset ID: 209986

Guidance on assessment of the operator's compliance with the major hazard facility (MHF) regulations in relation to safety management systems (SMS).


Focus rule FR11: Safety case assessment guidance - major incident and major incident hazard identification

PDF File, 106.1 KB | Asset ID: 209984

Guidance on assessment of the operator’s compliance the major hazard facility (MHF) regulations in relation to identification of potential major incidents and hazards.


Focus rule FR16: Safety case assessment guidance - emergency planning

PDF File, 135.4 KB | Asset ID: 209983

Guidance on assessment of the operator’s compliance with the major hazard facility (MHF) regulations in relation to emergency plans.


Food industry - dough roller entrapment: A health and safety solution

PDF File, 137.4 KB | Asset ID: 210674

Solutions for preventing entrapment in a dough rolling machine at work.


Forestry - preventing wood chipper disc failures: A health and safety solution

PDF File, 86.8 KB | Asset ID: 210654

Problems, risks and solutions for preventing wood chipper disc failures in the workplace.


Forklift safety checklist

PDF File, 206.4 KB | Asset ID: 211169

A forklift safety checklist for workplaces.


Forklift safety reducing the risk: A handbook for workplaces

PDF File, 1.8 MB | Asset ID: 208073

Details about reducing a range of risks associated with forklift operations, including stability, speed and load handling.


Forklift stability and other technical safety issues

PDF File, 542.9 KB | Asset ID: 210673

Advice on forklift stability and other technical issues in the workplace.


Forklifts and people don't mix safety poster 1

PDF File, 918.5 KB | Asset ID: 207722

A forklift safety poster warning of the risk of injury in the workplace.


Forklifts and people don't mix safety poster 2

PDF File, 744.8 KB | Asset ID: 207723

A forklift safety poster warning of the risk of injury in the workplace.


Forklifts: Developing traffic management plan

PDF File, 355.4 KB | Asset ID: 211170

Problems, risks and solutions plan for traffic management to ensure pedestrians are separated from forklifts.


Forklifts: Getting on and off safely

PDF File, 142.7 KB | Asset ID: 207874

Problems, risks and solutions for getting on and off forklifts safely.


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