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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


Post traumatic stress disorder treatment policy

PDF File, 294.7 KB | Asset ID: 210154

Policy guidelines for the provision of post-traumatic stress disorder treatment to injured workers.


Pre-injury average weekly earnings: Information about

PDF File, 52.8 KB | Asset ID: 208312

Details for employers and workers about how pre-injury average weekly earnings are calculated.


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.


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.


Preliminary hazard analysis: Examples of out of scope hazards

PDF File, 33.8 KB | Asset ID: 208595

Facts that will help you understand out of scope hazards; hazards are not be affected, introduced or increased by the design of the building.


Preliminary hazard analysis: For a boning room showing the importance of systems of work

PDF File, 58.9 KB | Asset ID: 208593

Understand the measures involved with a preliminary hazard analysis for a boning room, and learn its importance in systems of work.


Preliminary hazard analysis: How can I assess the OHS design difficulty at completion of preliminary hazard analysis?

PDF File, 38.3 KB | Asset ID: 208596

Occupational Health and Safety information designers should consider when making resourcing decisions.


Preliminary hazard analysis: How do you conduct workshops?

PDF File, 37.4 KB | Asset ID: 208594

Guidelines that will help you understand the importance of conducting workshops using methods such as principles, preparation and conduct workshops.


Preliminary hazard analysis: How is WorkSafe’s process related to AS/NZS 4360 Risk Management?

PDF File, 36.0 KB | Asset ID: 208585

Facts on risk management methods in the workplace, in line with the commonly used standard AS/NZS 4360.


Preliminary hazard analysis: How to discuss health and safety with clients and gain their commitment

PDF File, 22.0 KB | Asset ID: 208588

Instructions that will help you discuss health and safety with clients more effectively.


Preliminary hazard analysis: How to identify hazards in the preliminary hazards analysis?

PDF File, 83.7 KB | Asset ID: 208592

How to identify hazards in the preliminary hazard analysis when designing buildings or structures.


Preliminary hazard analysis: Use of published guidance to identify hazards for schools

PDF File, 43.5 KB | Asset ID: 208591

How to identify hazards at school such as burns and heat stress, as well as chemicals and the use of machinery.


Preliminary hazard analysis: Use of WorkSafe website to identify workplace injury and disease profile

PDF File, 41.1 KB | Asset ID: 208584

Information on the using the WorkCover website to identify an injury disease profile.


Preliminary hazard analysis: What are the relevant regulations?

PDF File, 52.5 KB | Asset ID: 208589

Relevant regulations you may need to understand relating to conducting a preliminary hazard analysis.


Preliminary hazard analysis: What information should I seek from the client?

PDF File, 36.0 KB | Asset ID: 208587

What health and safety knowledge should be provided to help identify hazards in the workplace prior to being designed.


Preliminary hazard analysis: What is the safety performance of this type of workplace?

PDF File, 43.1 KB | Asset ID: 208586

How to identify Occupational Health and Safety issues at a workplace during the design process.


Premium Guideline - Insurance Investigation Services

PDF File, 267.1 KB | Asset ID: 217885

The purpose of this ruling is to provide clarification regarding the industry classification of workplaces that are predominantly engaged in providing insurance investigation services.


Premium guideline: Contributions to defined benefit superannuation funds

PDF File, 23.2 KB | Asset ID: 209061

The purpose of this guideline is to provide guidance to employers required to make top up contributions to defined benefit superannuation funds as to when those contributions should be declared as rateable remuneration.


Premium guideline: Failure to register for WorkCover Insurance

PDF File, 44.7 KB | Asset ID: 209062

The purpose of this guideline is to explain the penalties that WorkSafe may apply to an employer if they fail to register for and keep in force Insurance when they are required to do so. The ruling also provides a guide for the full or partial remission of the penalty.


Premium guideline: Homogeneous workplaces

PDF File, 182.4 KB | Asset ID: 209122

The purpose of this guideline is to set out the criteria that WorkSafe may use to determine that an employer may declare remuneration at the single workplace (the nominated workplace).


Premium guideline: Income protection insurance

PDF File, 20.6 KB | Asset ID: 209064

Where an employer reimburses a worker’s expense incurred in relation to an income protection insurance policy; or pays a third party in satisfaction of the expense, some uncertainty exists as to whether the employer must declare the expense as remuneration. The purpose of this guideline is to clarify whether such expenses should be declared as remuneration.


Premium guideline: Interstate workers

PDF File, 44.5 KB | Asset ID: 209065

The purpose of these guidelines is to assist employers, workers and their representatives to identify the applicable workers’ compensation jurisdiction for their employment.


Premium guideline: Ministers of religion for compensation purposes

PDF File, 137.3 KB | Asset ID: 209005

The purpose of this information is to outline the relevant factors which were taken into account by the County Court so that religious bodies may assess their own circumstances and take appropriate action.


Premium guideline: Owner drivers

PDF File, 45.0 KB | Asset ID: 209057

This guideline is made under clause 8 of Schedule 1 of the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013 (“the Act”) and explains when an owner driver is considered to be carrying on an independent trade or business and what percentage deductions apply for the purposes of determining deemed remuneration.


Premium guideline: Parental leave payments which are included as rateable remuneration

PDF File, 20.1 KB | Asset ID: 209067

Description coming soon.


Premium guideline: Penalties for a failure to provide full and true disclosure

PDF File, 46.0 KB | Asset ID: 209068

Description coming soon.


Premium guideline: Penalties for underestimation of rateable remuneration

PDF File, 227.9 KB | Asset ID: 209070

Description coming soon.


Premium guideline: Predominant activity and industry classification - your duty of disclosure

PDF File, 241.9 KB | Asset ID: 209060

The purpose of this guideline is to explain your duty of disclosure to WorkSafe Victoria (WorkSafe) in relation to your predominant activity and industry classification.


Premium guideline: Premium avoidance schemes

PDF File, 141.8 KB | Asset ID: 209071

Description coming soon.


Premium guideline: Rateable remuneration and termination payments

PDF File, 37.9 KB | Asset ID: 211002

A guideline is to clarify which payments are included as rateable remuneration for WorkCover Insurance Premium purposes.


Premium guideline: Remuneration - rateable fringe benefits

PDF File, 43.2 KB | Asset ID: 209056

Description coming soon.


Premium guideline: Remuneration and motor vehicle and accommodation allowance exemptions

PDF File, 39.2 KB | Asset ID: 209066

Description coming soon.


Premium guideline: Request for review lodged out of time

PDF File, 35.1 KB | Asset ID: 209203

The purpose of this Guideline is to advise employers and their advisors of factors taken into account when considering requests for review which are lodged outside the 60 day period.


Premium guideline: Requests for review of an estimated future claim cost

PDF File, 32.5 KB | Asset ID: 209076

Description coming soon.


Premium guideline: Royalty payments and residual payments

PDF File, 32.1 KB | Asset ID: 209077

A guideline about royalty payments and residual payments.


Premium guideline: Share farmers

PDF File, 43.3 KB | Asset ID: 209078

Description coming soon.


Premium guideline: The value added approach to predominant activity

PDF File, 200.9 KB | Asset ID: 209054

The purpose of this guideline is to provide information about the methodology used to determine the predominant activity of an employer workplace, in order to establish an employer’s WorkCover industry classification as defined in the applicable Premiums Order.


Premium guideline: Treatment of profit distributions, trust distributions, company dividends and loans

PDF File, 29.3 KB | Asset ID: 209047

The purpose of these guidelines is to provide clarification and general guidance on the treatment of these payments under the Act.


Premium guideline: Trustees and WorkCover insurance

PDF File, 141.6 KB | Asset ID: 209079

Description coming soon.


Premium guideline: When is succession required?

PDF File, 284.6 KB | Asset ID: 209174

Description coming soon.


Premium public ruling: Default penalty for failure to provide full and true disclosure

PDF File, 54.8 KB | Asset ID: 209530

Instructions on default penalty for failure to provide full and true disclosure.


Premium public ruling: Failure to obtain and keep in force a WorkSafe injury insurance policy

PDF File, 138.0 KB | Asset ID: 209945

Information on the failure to keep in force WorkSafe injury insurance policy under the premium public ruling.


Premium public ruling: Income protection insurance

PDF File, 25.4 KB | Asset ID: 209823

Information on income protection insurance under the premium public ruling.


Premium public ruling: Insurance investigation services - WorkCover industry classification

PDF File, 363.2 KB | Asset ID: 209925

Clarification regarding the industry classification of workplaces predominantly engaged in providing insurance investigation services.


Premium public ruling: Motor vehicle and accommodation allowances

PDF File, 32.7 KB | Asset ID: 209943

Information on the remuneration for motor vehicles and accommodation allowances under the premium public ruling.


Premium public ruling: Penalties for a failure to provide full and true disclosure

PDF File, 139.3 KB | Asset ID: 209946

Information on penalties for a failure to provide full and true disclosures under the premium public ruling.


Premium public ruling: Penalties for providing an incorrect certified statement of rateable remuneration

PDF File, 129.5 KB | Asset ID: 209947

Information on penalties for providing an incorrect certified statement of rateable remuneration under the premium public ruling.


Premium public ruling: Premium avoidance schemes

PDF File, 107.7 KB | Asset ID: 209944

Information on premium avoidance schemes under the premium public ruling.


Premium public ruling: Profit distributions and loan accounts

PDF File, 25.8 KB | Asset ID: 209940

Information on profit distributions and loan accounts under the premium public ruling.


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