Maintaining a safe workplace is everyone’s responsibility. This section offers information and tools to help you manage risks and protect health, safety and wellbeing.
Everything you need to know about worker’s compensation insurance, whether you’re an employer needing to insure your workers or a worker who’s been injured at work.
Your rehabilitation and return to work journey will be easier if you know your options, the steps to take, and who’s responsible for what.
Information about work health and safety and electrical licensing, registration and training.
Learn about the Acts, Regulations and codes of practice we are responsible for and find information on workplace inspections and prosecutions.
Find health and safety information and guidance about your industry and the kind of work you do.
A listing of useful resources available on the website. Use the in-page search or filters to find what you need.
A safe, healthy and hygienic working environment is essential to protecting the welfare of your employees and that includes providing clean and safe amenities at or near work areas, as well as reasonable opportunity for workers to use them.
Safe Work Australia has published a case study highlighting the duty of a PCBU or sole trader in managing safe work around asbestos.
A recent prosecution which included a huge fine and a prison sentence highlights long standing misuse of plant for purposes other than the manufacturer intended.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has revamped its guidance on managing falls from height hazards because of an increase in the number of falls in the construction industry over the last few months.
Elevating work platforms can pose many serious safety risks. A new guide from Safe Work Australia provides practical information to PCBUs and others on how to manage the risks of working with EWPs.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland recently published industry statistical updates, which reveal the construction industry was the state’s most hazardous (based on the number of fatal claims) but that injury claim rates were falling.
Rapid growth had seen Arundel’s Usher Group increase its workforce and take on more and more major projects. However, something just wasn’t right for its Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Manager, Amanda Pennycook.
Construction companies can easily conduct their own workplace survey to measure the health of their setup using the healthy workers survey. It can be completed at any time, on any device and aggregated results will be provided after the survey is closed, providing the organisation with a summary of chronic disease risk factors.
With the Bureau of Meteorology predicting November to January rainfall is likely to be above average for eastern Australia, the time is approaching for construction sites across Queensland to properly plan their summer lockdowns.
A worker operating a tower crane on a Gold Coast building project has been fined $6500 over an incident in which a 290kg hook block fell from the top of the crane to the worksite below, narrowly missing a worker and a pedestrian.