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About the Small Business Program

Find out how Workplace Health and Safety Queensland helps small businesses.

Getting started - Compliance at a glance

Use this self assessment checklist to help you identify what you need to do to make your workplace safer. The matching advice sheets and templates outline how to make improvements and set up your own simplified safety management system.

Services and assistance

Access the range of free advisory services available to small businesses in Queensland, including advisory site visits and group workshops.


View the list of templates, checklists, guides and other resources to help small businesses manage their work health and safety.

Next steps

Find out about further programs and tools that can help you enhance your business by improving work health and safety at your workplace.

Contact us

Contact the Small Business Program by phone, email or online form.

Serious about safe business pack

This pack contains tools and information to help you identify what you need to do to make your workplace safer and outlines how to do it. The pack is a practical approach to managing safety in your workplace, essentially it is a simplified safety management system.

Small business safety workshops

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland offers free workshops covering a range of work health and safety topics. These workshops are designed to help small to medium businesses that have limited or no current health and safety processes in place. They are suitable for business owners, managers and supervisors with health and safety responsibilities and for workplace health and safety representatives or professionals.

Insurance and injuries

As a small business, we know there are lots of things you need to be thinking about. To make it easier, we've prepared this page with information that aims to help you with any insurance or work-related injury questions, so you can get on with running your business.

Last updated
21 April 2017

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