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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


Assisting people who have fallen: A health and safety solution

PDF File, 358.9 KB | Asset ID: 210650

Problems, risks and solutions for ensuring risks to workers helping other workers after a fall in the workplace are reduced or eliminated.


Attachment A: Tool for documenting hazards, risks and risk control measures

MS Word Document, 122.5 KB | Asset ID: 210617

A form for documenting hazards, risks and risk control measures in the workplace, to help record and prevent injuries.


Attendant care clinical reasoning pathway

PDF File, 203.2 KB | Asset ID: 208509

A pathway to guide clinicians through the clinical reasoning process required to complete a Functional Independence Review (FIR).


Attendant care policy

PDF File, 327.6 KB | Asset ID: 210678

Description coming soon.


Attendant care services fee schedule 2015

PDF File, 234.1 KB | Asset ID: 207393

WorkSafe's attendent care services fee schedule for 2015.


Attendant care services fee schedule 2016

PDF File, 252.8 KB | Asset ID: 207394

WorkSafe's attendant care services fee schedule for 2016.


Attendant care services fee schedule 2017

PDF File, 407.0 KB | Asset ID: 212025

WorkSafe's attendant care services fee schedule for 2017.


Australian Dangerous Goods code: Information about

PDF File, 289.8 KB | Asset ID: 209568

A fact sheet providing details about a new version of the Australian code for the transport of Dangerous Goods by Road or Rail (ADG 7.3), replacing edition 7.


Authorisation of high risk work licence assessors: Information about

PDF File, 131.2 KB | Asset ID: 211352

Information about granting and amending license assessor authorisations.


Authority and consent to release medical information: Common Law form D

PDF File, 236.8 KB | Asset ID: 210534

This form provides WorkSafe with the authority and consent to release the medical information of a worker - form D.


Authority to release medical and return to work information: Return to work toolkit

MS Word Document, 38.5 KB | Asset ID: 215660

A form for return to work coordinators to fill in with an injured worker which given to the injured workers doctor so the coordinator can access information about the injury.


Automotive workshop safety

PDF File, 427.6 KB | Asset ID: 208208

Details on assessing and controlling OHS risks in automotive repair workshops and information on manual handling, traffic management and hoist safety.


Back belts are not effective in reducing back injuries

PDF File, 193.9 KB | Asset ID: 211164

Information about the use of back belts and the reasons and evidence for why they are not a valid risk control measure for manual handling.


Bakery - using a bread-slicing machine: A health and safety solution

PDF File, 119.6 KB | Asset ID: 210675

Health and safety solutions aimed at helping bakery workers avoid getting their hands caught in bread-slicing machines.


Basic steps to preventing falls from heights

PDF File, 179.6 KB | Asset ID: 207889

Guidelines for employers on identifying risks and situations where someone may fall from height.


Beef cattle handling: A practical safety guide

PDF File, 2.3 MB | Asset ID: 211224

Information about safe cattle handling, making existing yards safer and ensuring safety features are included in the design of new yards.


Best practice economic and pricing principles: WorkCover Authority

PDF File, 150.3 KB | Asset ID: 210006

A submission of WorkCover Authority in relation to best practice economic and pricing principles under the Self Insurers Association Of Victoria.


Better licensing for better safety: Information sheet

PDF File, 26.6 KB | Asset ID: 210235

Information on national licensing and registration to help people work safely under the OHS regulations 2007.


Blast management plan template: Guidance note

PDF File, 433.9 KB | Asset ID: 215672

Information for shotfirers on a blast management plan template used in explosive blasting. This template ensures blast are well planned, protect people in the area and limit damage to the environment.


Blast management plans: Guidance note

PDF File, 396.7 KB | Asset ID: 210181

Industry standard advice on developing a blast management plan to control risks from explosive blasting.


Boiler operation licences

PDF File, 196.7 KB | Asset ID: 211311

Information about Boiler operation licences.


Brace footings for concrete panels – selecting the correct anchors

PDF File, 378.4 KB | Asset ID: 210183

A guide to assists engineers, precast concrete panel designers, principal contractors, and panel erectors with specifying and safely using anchors to connect precast and tilt-up concrete panel braces with their support bases.


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.


Bricklaying checklist for builders and building trades contractors

PDF File, 198.4 KB | Asset ID: 211165

A bricklaying checklist for builders and building trades contractors.


Bridge and gantry cranes and lifting accessories: Inspection and disposal

PDF File, 118.6 KB | Asset ID: 210184

Information on inspections and disposals of bridge cranes, gantry cranes and lifting accessories. The manufacturer and supplier must comply with industry standards.


Builders' checklist for bracket scaffolds

PDF File, 21.8 KB | Asset ID: 209666

A checklist for builders to use when working with bracket scaffolds, based on recommendations of the AS/NZS 476.


Burial and cremation expenses

PDF File, 52.6 KB | Asset ID: 210142

Information about WorkSafe paying for reasonable costs of burial or cremation for workers who have died as a result of a work-related injury.


Bushfire recovery: Bush fire hazards

PDF File, 98.0 KB | Asset ID: 207918

A bushfire recovery fact sheet for your safety that highlights the dangers and risks of a fire.


Bushfire recovery: Exposure to asbestos from bushfire affected areas

PDF File, 245.4 KB | Asset ID: 207915

Advice on how to handle bushfire affected areas which may lead to an exposure of asbestos, and how to prevent asbestos spreading and the contamination.


Bushfire recovery: Re-fencing properties after bushfire

PDF File, 241.3 KB | Asset ID: 207920

Details on the hazards you may encounter when attempting to re-fence bushfire-affected areas.


Bushfire recovery: Recycling of metal and other material from bushfire damaged properties

PDF File, 244.0 KB | Asset ID: 207922

How to recycle metal and other materials from bushfire damaged properties. They must be inspected for asbestos.


Bushfire recovery: Using hired equipment or machinery

PDF File, 248.8 KB | Asset ID: 207912

Instructions on using hired equipment or machinery in case of a bushfire and the dangers involved in using unsafe mobile powered equipment.


C-Leg microprocessor knee patient evaluation protocol

PDF File, 205.4 KB | Asset ID: 210651

Advice for knee patients on the C-Leg microprocessor knee patient evaluation protocol.


Calculating pre-injury average weekly earnings form: For employers

PDF File, 101.9 KB | Asset ID: 205748

A form for calculating pre-injury average weekly earnings for employers.


Car modifications policy

PDF File, 142.0 KB | Asset ID: 209597

Policy that outlines guidelines for providing car modifications or contribution towards the purchase cost of a car for injured workers.


Care online user request: Information and instructions

PDF File, 69.6 KB | Asset ID: 213908

Description coming soon.


Carpenters: Building a timber deck

PDF File, 94.9 KB | Asset ID: 209595

A step-by-step guide to help carpenters choose the right tools for building a timber deck.


Carpenters: Erecting prefabricated timber roof trusses on a second storey extension

PDF File, 84.6 KB | Asset ID: 213033

A step-by-step guide to help carpenters choose the right tools when erecting prefabricated timber roof trusses on a second storey extension.


Carpenters: Erecting timber wall frames

PDF File, 85.2 KB | Asset ID: 213036

A step-by-step guide to help carpenters choose the right tools when erecting timber wall frames to prevent serious injuries on site.


Case studies in labour hire

PDF File, 3.1 MB | Asset ID: 211353

A summary of case studies developed to encourage learnings that will drive further improvements in OHS performance to protect labour hire workers.


Cash-in-transit: A guide to managing OHS in the Cash-in-Transit industry

PDF File, 245.0 KB | Asset ID: 211233

A guide about practical measures for cash-in-transit employers, duties of designers, managers, contractors and employees.


Cellar and cool rooms - beverage gas safety: A health and safety solution

PDF File, 113.4 KB | Asset ID: 210649

Problems, risks and solutions to prevent beverage gas leaks in cellars and cool rooms.


Certificate expiry dates: Licence to perform high risk work

PDF File, 32.8 KB | Asset ID: 209600

Details on certificate expiry dates applicable to licences to perform high risk work.


Certificate of capacity - barcoded

PDF File, 731.5 KB | Asset ID: 210528

A form for claiming compensation for loss of income because of transport accident or work related injury or illness, this version is for hospital scanning and is barcoded. The first medical certificate must be issued by a medical practitioner.


Certificate of capacity - no barcode

PDF File, 617.8 KB | Asset ID: 210529

A form for claiming compensation for loss of income because of transport accident or work related injury or illness. This version is not barcoded. The first medical certificate must be issued by a medical practitioner.


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.


Changes to dangerous goods transport requirements

PDF File, 211.5 KB | Asset ID: 208624

A broad overview of the changes to the dangerous goods transport requirements.


Changes to the Accident Compensation Act 1985: A summary

PDF File, 345.9 KB | Asset ID: 208440

A summary of the changes to the Accident Compensation Act 1985 and when the changes will take effect.


Changes to the Accident Compensation Act 1985: Application fee for approval as a self-insurer (estimate of rateable remuneration)

PDF File, 90.4 KB | Asset ID: 207738

A report outlining the legislative changes to the Accident Compensation Act 1985 concerning the formula for the fee applied to an application for approval as a self-insurer.


Changes to the Accident Compensation Act 1985: Common law proceedings and recoveries

PDF File, 65.0 KB | Asset ID: 207742

A report outlining the legislative changes to the Accident Compensation Act 1985 concerning the terms and conditions of approval of a self-insurer.


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