Resources, tools and information to support your health, safety and wellbeing strategy.
Work health and wellbeing toolkit - assists employers and leaders to embed work health and wellbeing into their business systems to improve the health of their workers.
Business case template (DOCX, 0.56 MB) - a rationale for work health and wellbeing interventions.
Key motivators reporting tool (PDF, 1.4 MB) – record high level information for management.
Policy template (DOCX, 0.44 MB) – outline your workplace vision to improve work health and wellbeing.
Identify and assess workplace needs
Healthy workplace audit tool – for completion by management, work health and wellbeing coordinators or health and safety committees. It focuses on organisational factors in the workplace. You can also complete the healthy workplace audit tool online.
Small business discussion tool (PDF, 0.7 MB) – for workplaces with fewer than 20 staff to develop a profile of your workers' health and wellbeing status.
Healthy workers survey – develop a profile of your workforce’s health and wellbeing status.
Action plan template (PDF, 0.93 MB) – an action plan to address work health and wellbeing risks in your workplace.
Work health and wellbeing interventions tool (PDF, 0.25 MB) – develop interventions to manage chronic disease risks.
Review intervention tool (PDF, 2.77 MB) – review the effectiveness and impacts of your action plan.
Evaluation factsheet (PDF, 0.1 MB) – measure the effectiveness of work health and wellbeing in your workplace.
Evaluation report template (PDF, 0.07 MB) - an evaluation report template to assist in reporting the effectiveness of work health and wellbeing in your workplace.
Baseline progress example report (PDF, 0.12 MB) - an example report to assist reporting the initial effectiveness of work health and wellbeing in your workplace.
Long term evaluation example report (PDF, 0.18 MB) - an example report to assist reporting the long term effectiveness of work health and wellbeing in your workplace.
Hazardous manual tasks: Code of Practice 2021 (PDF, 2.23 MB) – identify hazardous manual tasks to control the risk of workers being affected by musculoskeletal disorders.
Guide for managing risk of fatigue at work – manage fatigue to ensure it doesn’t contribute to health and safety risks in the workplace.
Webinar - Get serious about a healthy workplace, musculoskeletal disorders – focusing on an integrated approach to health and wellbeing in the management of musculoskeletal disorders.
Health and Wellbeing Queensland – works in partnership with others to reduce risk factors that lead to chronic disease.
Department of Health Cancer screening – screening services for breast, bowel and cervical cancer.
Shape up Australia – a national initiative to help Australians reduce their waist measurement and improve their overall health and wellbeing.
My health for life – a healthy-lifestyle program delivered by experienced health professionals to help Queenslanders live and age well and lessen the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
Employers' guide to shifting nutrition (PDF, 2.42 MB) – a guide for workplaces on healthy eating for shift workers.
Shifting Nutrition - A shift workers' guide to nutrition (PDF, 4.88 MB) – a guide for shift workers on healthy eating.
Choose Well Live Well (PDF, 3.07 MB) – a guide for implementing nutrition standards and point of choice promotions in Australian remote area camps
Healthy choice catering (PDF, 1.02 MB) – catering guidelines for workplaces to provide healthy options.
Energy drinks and worker health (PDF, 0.27 MB) – fact sheet on how energy drinks impact business.
Health and Wellbeing Queensland - boost your healthy with recipes from Health and Wellbeing Queensland making healthy happen.
Healthy eating – Queensland Health food and nutrition resources.
A better choice – a healthy food and drink supply strategy.
Nutrition Australia – education, support and training to shape the health and wellbeing of workplaces to make informed food choices.
Go for 2&5 – ways to increase fruit and vegetable intake and recipes.
The Australian guide to healthy eating – a food selection guide which visually represents the proportion of the five food groups recommended for daily consumption.
Webinar, Get serious about a healthy workplace, Drugs and alcohol - Focuses on the concepts of an integrated approach to health, safety and wellbeing in the management of drugs and alcohol.
Framework for alcohol and drug management in workplaces (PDF, 0.36 MB) - Framework for developing a policy on reducing the work-related risks associated with drug and alcohol use.
Alcohol, Australian Government - Information about alcohol-related health issues and Australian Government policy.
10,000 steps – a free health promotion program to encourage the use of step-counting pedometers to monitor your daily physical activity levels.
Australia's Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines – tips and ideas to be physically active.
Heart Foundation – Sit less, move more – resources, case studies and tips for moving more and sitting less at work.
BeUpstanding-Champion Toolkit – a free resource for workplaces to reduce sitting time for workers for a happier, healthier workforce.
Working with computers – tips and advice about how to get your office space to work for you.
Safe Work Australia – publications and resources on the hazards of sedentary work.
Organisational systems benchmarking tool – an online self-assessment tool to compare your performance anonymously with other organisations across similar industry sectors and sizes.
Work health savings calculator – measure potential savings associated with implementing a successful work health and wellbeing strategy by measuring absenteeism and staff turnover in the workplace.
Safety Leadership at Work program – designed to improve safety and contribute to reducing work-related injuries and fatalities in Queensland workplaces.
People at work – a psychosocial risk assessment process to help organisations identify and manage workplace risks to the psychological health of staff.
Work health and safety eTools – assess the risks for various hazards and determine the return on investment for health and safety initiatives.
Health matters: health at work – resources to help create healthy workplaces.
Total worker health – resources to integrate workplace interventions that protect safety and health with activities that advance the overall wellbeing of workers.
WayAhead workplaces – resources and support to create healthy workplaces.
When we look at work health and wellbeing in the workplace there are many factors we must consider. Systems thinking films helps you think about the big picture when you identify all the issues related to injury and illness in the workplace.
Working from home on your computer- find out more about how to manage the risks and responsibilities that comes with working from home.
Health and safety checklist for working from home (PDF, 0.21 MB) - formalise work from home arrangements and identify and manage WHS risks before work commences.
Healthy habits at home checklist (DOCX, 0.55 MB) - use this checklist to assess and improve your health habits while working from home.
Ergonomic guide to computer-based workstations (PDF, 0.91 MB) – a guide to set up computer workstations to suit individual needs and the type of work performed at the workstation.
- Realising the health benefits of good work
- The health benefits of good work
- Making your business thrive (PDF, 1.35 MB)
- Workplace health and safety, business productivity and sustainability
- The Health of Australia's Workforce
- Sick at Work - the cost of presenteeism to your business and the economy
- The Cost of Workplace Stress in Australia
- Effectiveness of Workplace Health Screening Programs
- Evidence for chronic disease risk factors
- Obesity and injury - A review of the literature