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.
Slips, trips and falls can happen in any workplace. Find out what causes them and how you can prevent them.
This page has information about how to identify hazards, assess, manage, monitor and review risks of slips, trips and falls risks at your place of work.
What to do after an injury from slips, trips and falls or a sprain or strain injury at your place of work.
This page outlines how to assess and manage risks from contamination, and decide on the best controls to stop contamination, prevent spreading and manage spills.
Effective cleaning management systems need suitable cleaning methods, schedules, equipment, trained cleaners and reliable communication and consultation.
When the choice of flooring material and design does not suit the tasks, possible contaminants or the people using the area, there is a high risk of slips, trips and falls.
Many slips and trips are the results of poor housekeeping, and this is often a sign of a lack of clear systems and responsibilities for storage, maintenance and cleaning.
Obstacles may be temporary or permanent and typically encroach into walkways. The best solutions are designs that keep items off and away from walkways.
Poor lighting, distracting noises and damp or icy conditions contribute to slips, trips and falls, and these issues all need attention to reduce risk.
Peoples’ behaviours and actions can increase risk, for example being rushed, feeling fatigued. The best workplaces design jobs to reduce or manage these factors.
Outside areas – paths, car parks, steps etc.– pose risks for workers and others. The best outside areas are well designed and well maintained.
Slip resistant footwear reduces slips, while other footwear can increase risk. To assess shoes, you need to check that they suit the tasks and the flooring or ground surfaces, providing adequate friction between the footwear and the surface.
Steps, stairs, ramps, and flooring design and selection can impact on safety. This page has information and advice on design considerations and how to reduce risk and stay safe.
Use this information to reduce falls on stairs and steps at your workplace.