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, 81.2 KB | Asset ID: 213571
A step-by-step guide for electricians to help them choose the right tool when replacing light fittings.
PDF File, 81.8 KB | Asset ID: 213572
A step-by-step guide for electricians to help them choose the right tool when roughing in electrical cables.
PDF File, 76.2 KB | Asset ID: 208349
An application form to allow WorkSafe to deposit funds into a nominated bank account.
PDF File, 74.7 KB | Asset ID: 217964
A form for superannuaiton funds to complete to enable electronic compensation payments
PDF File, 86.1 KB | Asset ID: 209770
Tips to eliminate the construction hazard of needing to lift rubbish bins in the workplace.
PDF File, 412.3 KB | Asset ID: 211358
Details for the mineral resources sector on Victoria's emergency management arrangements and advice on emergency response.
PDF File, 238.0 KB | Asset ID: 208255
Advice for small business owners on how to prepare a workplace emergency management plan incase of an emergency.
PDF File, 1.0 MB | Asset ID: 211230
Advice for operators of major hazard facilities on developing an emergency plan.
PDF File, 2.6 MB | Asset ID: 210281
Information on emergency response scenarios for operators of major hazard facilities. Underlines the MHF regulations and legislative requirements as they apply to emergency plans.
MS Word Document, 129.5 KB | Asset ID: 215659
A form for labour hire agencies to induct a new worker, verifying that important safety related information is understood before they commence work with a host employer.
PDF File, 809.0 KB | Asset ID: 207856
Guidance on representing employees in the workplace by providing them with a voice for health and safety matters.
PDF File, 75.0 KB | Asset ID: 205838
A form for an employer to receive any reimbursement of weekly payments and/or medical and like services over the employer excess.
PDF File, 1.2 MB | Asset ID: 205755
A form to provide details on an employer injury claim report for WorkSafe. This report can be used to lodge a workers compensation claim in New South Wales, Queensland or Victoria.
PDF File, 70.6 KB | Asset ID: 209774
A range of competencies required of an employer representative in order to carry out their role under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004.
PDF File, 562.9 KB | Asset ID: 209822
This document sets out WorkSafe's position on the meaning of section 22(2)(b) in the context of duty-holders meeting their obligations under Part 3 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004.
MS Excel Document, 10.8 KB | Asset ID: 208452
Data about enforcement activity by financial year
Enforcement group: Policy on enforceable undertakings pursuant to Section 16 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004
PDF File, 335.4 KB | Asset ID: 209393
This policy sets out the WorkSafe processes and criteria for considering an offer of an enforceable undertaking from a person who has allegedly committed an offence against the Occupational Health and Safety Act (2004).
PDF File, 407.4 KB | Asset ID: 209390
A policy on WorkSafe's approach to issuing letters of caution for offences against legislation administered by WorkSafe.
PDF File, 425.6 KB | Asset ID: 209391
Policy and procedural guidance to ensure a consistent approach to the publication and utilisation of information arising from investigation and enforcement activities undertaken by WorkSafe.
PDF File, 234.0 KB | Asset ID: 210126
A document setting out WorkSafe's processes and criteria for considering a request from a person who has allegedly committed an offence against the legislation administered by WorkSafe.
PDF File, 404.9 KB | Asset ID: 209392
This information sheet provides guidance to a party seeking to issue a subpoena to the Victorian WorkCover Authority to produce document(s) to a court or tribunal in relation to incidents or matters under Victoria’s health and safety laws.
Enforcement group: Requests for prosecution under Section 131 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 Victoria
PDF File, 239.1 KB | Asset ID: 210156
A guide on when a request can be made for WorkSafe Victoria to commence a prosecution under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004.
PDF File, 260.7 KB | Asset ID: 212224
A policy about how WorkSafe Victoria expects its employees and subcontractors to treat victims and persons adversely affected by crime.
PDF File, 14.9 KB | Asset ID: 210232
A summary of streamlined OHS regulations 2007. The use of certain equipment in non-workplaces may put the public at risk, such as tractors on hobby farms and domestic lifts in residential apartment buildings.
PDF File, 341.4 KB | Asset ID: 208474
Information concerning changes to the Accident Compensation Act 1985, resulting in an increase in a number of entitlements, which workers and family members may be eligible to receive as a result of a work-related injury, illness or death.
PDF File, 62.6 KB | Asset ID: 207708
The key objectives of WorkSafe Victoria's environment policy.
PDF File, 373.8 KB | Asset ID: 207656
Equipment (Public Safety) Regulations 2017 reconciliation table provides a comparison between the regulatory provisions in the Equipment (Public Safety) Regulations 2007 (EPS Regulations 2007) and the regulatory provisions in the Equipment (Public Safety) Regulations 2017 (EPS Regulations 2017).
PDF File, 333.0 KB | Asset ID: 207658
Equipment (Public Safety) Regulations 2017 summary of changes outlines the key changes to the EPS Regulations.
PDF File, 391.4 KB | Asset ID: 210144
WorkSafe's policy guidelines on equipment and related services for injured workers.
PDF File, 1.1 MB | Asset ID: 218413
This policy provides guidelines on equipment and related services for injured workers.
PDF File, 151.6 KB | Asset ID: 208557
Advice on a equipment prescription form for therapists.
PDF File, 239.5 KB | Asset ID: 212594
Information for builders / principal contractors, formworkers, panel erectors, erection design engineers and product suppliers about precautions that should be taken when erecting concrete panels on early age concrete slabs with low strength.
MS Word Document, 11.7 MB | Asset ID: 209682
A health and safety checklist for evaluating construction projects. This checklist should be used in conjunction with "A handbook for the public sector: Health and safety in construction procurement".
MS Excel Document, 19.0 KB | Asset ID: 208302
A template outlining the information required for on-hired clients and internal staff.
PDF File, 121.4 KB | Asset ID: 209781
Guidelines for providing exercise physiology services to injured workers.
PDF File, 108.4 KB | Asset ID: 207438
WorkSafe's exercise physiology services fee schedule for 2015.
PDF File, 84.8 KB | Asset ID: 207437
WorkSafe's exercise physiology services fee schedule for 2016.
PDF File, 309.9 KB | Asset ID: 212031
WorkSafe's exercise physiology services fee schedule for 2017.
PDF File, 3.0 MB | Asset ID: 210056
A map reference visually demonstrating where the travel of explosives is restricted in the Melbourne CBD.
PDF File, 186.2 KB | Asset ID: 211739
Information for employers about exposure standards and atmospheric concentration of a hazardous substance.
Exposure to lead - abrasive blasting of large fixed structures coated with lead paint: A health and safety solution
PDF File, 65.1 KB | Asset ID: 210655
Information for workers who conduct abrasive blasting of large lead painted surfaces being exposed to excessive amounts.
PDF File, 767.2 KB | Asset ID: 208075
This report examines OHS and labour-hire employment.
Extension applications: Deciding whether to extend the compliance date on an improvement notice (Guidance principle IRU04)
PDF File, 30.1 KB | Asset ID: 208460
Information concerning the process used by WorkSafe Victoria when deciding whether or not to extend the date by which compliance on an Improvement Notice must be achieved.
PDF File, 242.4 KB | Asset ID: 211359
A checklist for employers to help control risks associated with working at heights, working near overhead electrical services, undertaking electrical work and preventing falling objects when installing signage.
PDF File, 166.9 KB | Asset ID: 208492
WorkSafe's policy for service providers supporting injured workers.
PDF File, 445.4 KB | Asset ID: 218040
In order for WorkSafe Victoria (WorkSafe) to determine the amount of contributions payable by a self-insurer, a self-insurer must submit a relevant remuneration return in the specified form in accordance with the Ministerial Order made under subsection 380(3) of the WIRC Act (refer to Form A).
PDF File, 804.7 KB | Asset ID: 218359
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.
PDF File, 606.1 KB | Asset ID: 212379
A guide toprovide a brief overview of the application process for self-insurance.
PDF File, 975.6 KB | Asset ID: 218042
WorkSafe Victoria's (WorkSafe) Self-insurance Performance System (SIPS) aims to support constructive, accountable, transparent and effective regulation of self-insurers in Victoria.
PDF File, 521.7 KB | Asset ID: 218043
The purpose of this guideline is to define the process available for self-insurers when disputing a decision or outcome in relation to their organisation's performance arising from the annual Self-insurance Performance System (SIPS) report issued by WorkSafe Victoria.