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
PDF File, 195.7 KB | Asset ID: 211888
This safety alert highlights the danger of farmers sustaining serious or fatal injuries from entering a potentially hazardous confined space such as a tank, vat, silo or container.
PDF File, 58.4 KB | Asset ID: 210417
Safety alert about the dangers of wearing unsuitable disposable coveralls for asbestos removal work.
PDF File, 56.4 KB | Asset ID: 210418
Safety alert on the need for crane owners to ensure the authenticity of inspection and maintenance records.
PDF File, 194.1 KB | Asset ID: 211889
This safety alert highlights the dangers of working on drill rigs in Victoria.
PDF File, 59.9 KB | Asset ID: 210421
Safety alert on ensuring any alterations to temporary edge protection guardrails are signed off by a competent person.
PDF File, 68.3 KB | Asset ID: 210422
Safety alert on the importance of having an effective emergency response plan in case emergency services cannot respond to an incident.
PDF File, 91.8 KB | Asset ID: 210423
Safety alert on electric shocks when using portable electric thread cutting machines. The risk relates to machines that are not properly maintained. Outlines precautions for sprinkler fitters, plumbers and other workers.
PDF File, 80.3 KB | Asset ID: 210424
Safety alert highlighting need for principal, scaffold and electrical contractors to work together to ensure the electrical installation for swing-stages is safe and fit for purpose.
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.
PDF File, 88.9 KB | Asset ID: 210428
Safety alert on the hazards associated with working on and around stockpiles of grain, silage or other agricultural matter.
PDF File, 221.0 KB | Asset ID: 210429
Safety alert about the dangers of returning damaged high pressure, aluminium alloy gas cylinders to gas suppliers without informing the supplier of the damage.
PDF File, 84.4 KB | Asset ID: 210430
Safety alert on the dangers of clearing storm water drains and sewers without checking for intruding utility service pipes.
PDF File, 81.4 KB | Asset ID: 210432
Safety alert information on the precautions needed to prevent an explosion whilst handling used metal drums.
PDF File, 119.0 KB | Asset ID: 210433
Safety alert warns mine operators, contractors, truck drivers and other users of the dangers of operating heavy vehicles in close proximity to people.
PDF File, 65.1 KB | Asset ID: 210436
Safety alert on controlling the risks associated with chemical plants during the first line break and how to identify the potential hazards. Ensuring maintenance operators monitor the first line break activity and using Job Safety Analysis worksheets can prevent injuries.
PDF File, 67.4 KB | Asset ID: 210439
Safety alert on the danger of using wire guide ropes to support canopies and netting systems in traffic routes of orchards.
PDF File, 271.7 KB | Asset ID: 210440
Safety alert for quarry operators, maintenance workers and other users of crushers: outlines the danger of sub-standard welding of lifting lugs fitted to austenitic manganese steel (AMS) internal crusher liners.
PDF File, 137.7 KB | Asset ID: 211386
This safety alert highlights the importance of safe asbestos management and disposal in Victoria.
PDF File, 134.9 KB | Asset ID: 211438
Safety alert for mining operators - controlling risks of rock falls when installing additional ground support using cable bolts.
PDF File, 197.6 KB | Asset ID: 211943
Safety alert information for employers about risks associated with mobile plant (such as dump trucks) overturning at mines or quarries.
PDF File, 92.2 KB | Asset ID: 210446
Safety alert on the dangers of using nitrocellulose products in spray booths. Outlines control measures to prevent severe injuries and explosions. Understand the dangers and ensure your workers are both trained and supervised in handling lacquers containing nitrocellulose.
PDF File, 205.9 KB | Asset ID: 211892
This safety alert highlights the danger to underground mine workers whilst operating mine trucks and provides solutions to reduce or eliminate associated risks.
PDF File, 201.3 KB | Asset ID: 210447
Safety alert on roll over incidents when working on-site. Outlines control and prevention measures for mine operators, line managers and articulated truck drivers. Measures include ensuring effective systems are in place to capture, monitor, review and update information on an ongoing basis.
PDF File, 74.1 KB | Asset ID: 208142
Safety alert for petrol powered portable generators
PDF File, 130.7 KB | Asset ID: 211439
Safety alert information for employers about the safe use of portable hoists with sling attachments.
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.
PDF File, 61.5 KB | Asset ID: 211894
Safety alert about ensuring floors are capable of supporting the live loads associated with construction work.
PDF File, 597.0 KB | Asset ID: 214056
Control measures to ensure the safety of you and your employees when operating in mines, including how to prevent mobile plant fires by eliminating fire risks.
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.
PDF File, 82.3 KB | Asset ID: 210454
Safety alert outlining the danger of being crushed underneath a raised tipping tray while inspecting components or doing maintenance work.
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.
PDF File, 94.2 KB | Asset ID: 210456
Safety alert for employers, managers and employees about the dangers of not repairing high-stress components correctly. Cutting and modifying components can cause serious injury or death.
PDF File, 100.8 KB | Asset ID: 210457
Safety alert on measures when pouring concrete from concrete pumping equipment that has been left idle on-site.
PDF File, 251.2 KB | Asset ID: 210459
Safety alert on measures to prevent serious injury when loading elevated work platforms to tilt tray trucks.
PDF File, 67.6 KB | Asset ID: 210463
Safety alert on the dangers of shopping trolley collection vehicles colliding with pedestrians and the general public.
PDF File, 82.8 KB | Asset ID: 214587
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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.
PDF File, 255.2 KB | Asset ID: 210466
Safety alert on control measures to manage risks of explosion from a leaking portable flammable gas cylinder inside a work vehicle.
PDF File, 238.3 KB | Asset ID: 210471
Safety alert outlining control measures to ensure safety while using material hoists, including any associated vertical rope, rack and pinion equipment.
PDF File, 195.2 KB | Asset ID: 211326
This safety alert highlights the importance of protecting workers from trench collapse.
PDF File, 73.7 KB | Asset ID: 207715
Control measures that ensure the safety of mine workers exposed to oxygen-deficient atmospheres, and how to avoid serious injury or death.
PDF File, 4.4 MB | Asset ID: 208146
Advice for operators of major hazard facilities on conducting and documenting a safety assessment on site.
PDF File, 807.7 KB | Asset ID: 208583
Information on eliminating manual handling injuries in road transport under Safety by Design.
PDF File, 777.2 KB | Asset ID: 208616
A handy reference to understanding the HAZCHEM emergency action code system.
MS Word Document, 87.0 KB | Asset ID: 210597
A feedback form to provide feedback to WorkSafe on the safety case assessment framework.
PDF File, 2.0 MB | Asset ID: 211270
Advice for operators of registered major hazard facilities (MHF) with advice on how to plan and prepare a Safety Case outline.
PDF File, 204.1 KB | Asset ID: 211209
Information for employers, self employed persons and persons with management or control of a workplace about their duties to control risks associated with working in and around graves.
PDF File, 4.8 MB | Asset ID: 211271
Advice and risk control measures to be taken by duty holders to prevent injury to persons engaged in harvesting and haulage forest operations.
PDF File, 157.7 KB | Asset ID: 210805
Problems, risks and solutions for taxi drivers to reduce the risk of assault.
PDF File, 199.8 KB | Asset ID: 210851
Problems, risks and solutions for drivers, networks and depots in the taxi industry.