A guide to designing workplaces for safer handling of people

How to reduce the risk of injury to workers in health, aged care, rehabilitation and disability through good design.


What it contains

This guide covers how to incorporate occupational health and safety (OHS) into workplace design, including:

  • consultation with employees
  • how things like work practices and patient capacity influence design
  • detailed design considerations for furniture, fittings, equipment
  • space needed to do particular tasks safely

The guide explains the OHS duties of owners, employers and designers. It has been developed by industry for industry. Use it to incorporate OHS considerations when planning renovations or building new facilities.