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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


Electricians: Replacing light fittings

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.


Electricians: Roughing in electrical cables

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.


Electronic funds transfer (EFT) application form

PDF File, 76.2 KB | Asset ID: 208349

An application form to allow WorkSafe to deposit funds into a nominated bank account.


Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Application Form - Superannuation Funds

PDF File, 74.7 KB | Asset ID: 217964

A form for superannuaiton funds to complete to enable electronic compensation payments


Eliminating the need to lift rubbish bins

PDF File, 86.1 KB | Asset ID: 209770

Tips to eliminate the construction hazard of needing to lift rubbish bins in the workplace.


Emergency management in the minerals resources sector

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.


Emergency management: Developing a plan for a small organisation

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.


Emergency planning at a major hazard facility (MHF)

PDF File, 1.0 MB | Asset ID: 211230

Advice for operators of major hazard facilities on developing an emergency plan.


Emergency response and consultation

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.


Employee induction assessment sheet: Safety management systems guide for labour hire agencies

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.


Employee representation: A handbook for workplaces

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.


Employer electronic funds transfer (EFT) application form

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.


Employer injury claim report

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.


Employer representative competencies

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.


Employing or engaging suitably qualified persons to provide health and safety advice

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.


Enforcement activity by financial year to February 2014 (Data Vic)

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).


Enforcement group: Policy on letters of caution

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.


Enforcement group: Policy on publishing prosecution outcomes

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.


Enforcement group: Policy on the criminal justice diversion program

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.


Enforcement group: Preparing a subpoena to the Victorian WorkCover Authority

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.


Enforcement group: Victims and persons adversely affected by crime policy

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.


Ensuring public safety for certain plant and machinery: Information sheet

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.


Entitlements for injured workers

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.


Environment policy

PDF File, 62.6 KB | Asset ID: 207708

The key objectives of WorkSafe Victoria's environment policy.


Equipment (Public Safety) Regulations 2017 reconciliation table

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).


Equipment (Public Safety) Regulations 2017 summary of changes

PDF File, 333.0 KB | Asset ID: 207658

Equipment (Public Safety) Regulations 2017 summary of changes outlines the key changes to the EPS Regulations.


Equipment and related services policy

PDF File, 391.4 KB | Asset ID: 210144

WorkSafe's policy guidelines on equipment and related services for injured workers.


Equipment related services fact sheet

PDF File, 1.1 MB | Asset ID: 218413

This policy provides guidelines on equipment and related services for injured workers.


Equipment: Prescription form

PDF File, 151.6 KB | Asset ID: 208557

Advice on a equipment prescription form for therapists.


Erection of concrete panels on early age low strength concrete

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.


Evaluating the project checklist

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".


Example information required for on-hired clients

MS Excel Document, 19.0 KB | Asset ID: 208302

A template outlining the information required for on-hired clients and internal staff.


Exercise physiology policy

PDF File, 121.4 KB | Asset ID: 209781

Guidelines for providing exercise physiology services to injured workers.


Exercise physiology services fee schedule 2015

PDF File, 108.4 KB | Asset ID: 207438

WorkSafe's exercise physiology services fee schedule for 2015.


Exercise physiology services fee schedule 2016

PDF File, 84.8 KB | Asset ID: 207437

WorkSafe's exercise physiology services fee schedule for 2016.


Exercise physiology services fee schedule 2017

PDF File, 309.9 KB | Asset ID: 212031

WorkSafe's exercise physiology services fee schedule for 2017.


Explosives travel restriction map (Melbourne CBD)

PDF File, 3.0 MB | Asset ID: 210056

A map reference visually demonstrating where the travel of explosives is restricted in the Melbourne CBD.


Exposure standards and atmospheric monitoring

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.


Extending knowledge on occupational health and safety and labour hire employment

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.


Exterior sign erection and installation checklist

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.


External case management policy

PDF File, 166.9 KB | Asset ID: 208492

WorkSafe's policy for service providers supporting injured workers.


External Form #7: Relevant remuneration return

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).


External guideline #10: Self-insurance business schedule 2017

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.


External guideline #11: Application overview for prospective self-insurers

PDF File, 606.1 KB | Asset ID: 212379

A guide toprovide a brief overview of the application process for self-insurance.


External Guideline #12 Self-insurance Performance System

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.


External Guideline #12A: Self-insurance Performance System Dispute Resolution Process

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.


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