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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


Compliance code: Plant - response to public comment

PDF File, 1.5 MB | Asset ID: 218146

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: Plant (code).


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.


Compliance code: Removing asbestos in workplaces

PDF File, 3.3 MB | Asset ID: 207970

Safety measures you should apply when removing asbestos to avoid illness affecting the respiratory system.


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.


Compliance codes: Information for employers

PDF File, 280.3 KB | Asset ID: 213535

Information for employers about the obligations of the Return to Work compliance code.


Concreters: Pouring a driveway

PDF File, 95.6 KB | Asset ID: 209919

A guide for concreters to help choose the right tool when pouring a driveway.


Concreters: Pouring a new slab

PDF File, 134.4 KB | Asset ID: 211167

A guide to help concreters choose the right tools when pouring a new slab on site.


Confined spaces are dangerous places

PDF File, 3.1 MB | Asset ID: 211428

A guide about confined spaces and their unique health and safety problem.


Confined spaces: Your health and safety guide

PDF File, 540.8 KB | Asset ID: 211282

Details on confined spaces and the significant risks involved for employees who need to work inside them.


Consent and authority policy and procedure: Common Law form D

PDF File, 19.2 KB | Asset ID: 207759

Policy and procedure regarding the consent and authority to release information and documents - form D.


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.


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 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.


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 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 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 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 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.


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.


Construction industry program incident report: Maintenance of personnel and materials hoists

PDF File, 40.3 KB | Asset ID: 210221

WorkSafe's investigation into the maintenance of personnel and materials hoists. Hoist hire companies are required by regulation 605 of the Victorian OHS Plant Regulation to maintain and inspect hoists between hiring.


Construction industry program incident report: Masonry walls collapse

PDF File, 120.3 KB | Asset ID: 209877

Summary and takeaways from WorkSafe's investigation into a masonry walls collapse.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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 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 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.


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.


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.


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: 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.


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: 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.


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.


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.


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: Prevention of Falls

PDF File, 92.7 KB | Asset ID: 218843

This document provides employers and employees with information about WorkSafe's focus on preventing falls in construction


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.


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 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 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.


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.


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.


Consultation - minimum requirements for complying with the employer duty: Information about

PDF File, 154.0 KB | Asset ID: 209883

Details on the minium required by employers to achieve compliance with consultation.


Consultation and representation at major hazard facility (MHF)

PDF File, 1.6 MB | Asset ID: 211226

Advice for operators of major hazard facilities about consulting with employees and health and safety representatives on safety matters.


Consultation with health and safety representatives (HSRs)

PDF File, 348.9 KB | Asset ID: 209892

What is involved with arranging a consultation with a Health and Safety Representative.


Consultation, representation and resolving health and safety issues: Guide for workers

PDF File, 1.2 MB | Asset ID: 207862

Details for workers on consultation, representation and resolving health and safety issues in the workplace with employers.


Consultation, representation and resolving heath and safety issues: A guide for health and safety representatives (HSRs)

PDF File, 1.1 MB | Asset ID: 211432

A guide for Health and Safety Representatives, explaining rights, powers, what to expect from your employer and where to go for help.


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