Key safety focus areas

Concrete pumping

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Risks associated with the use and maintenance of concrete pumps and placement booms

Forklift trucks

Forklift trucks refer to an industrial lift truck equipped with a vertically elevating load carriage frame.


Fatigue is a state of mental and/or physical exhaustion which reduces a person’s ability to perform work safely and effectively. Find out about the causes and effects of fatigue, and how both workers and employers can better manage their fatigue levels.

Hazardous chemicals

Chemicals are common in a wide variety of workplaces. Businesses must identify the risks of all the chemicals on site and manage them in relation to transport, storage, use and disposal.

Hazardous manual tasks

Manual tasks are carried out in most types of work. A person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must manage risks to health and safety relating to a musculoskeletal disorder associated with a hazardous manual task.

Slips, trips and falls

Slips, trips and falls can happen in any workplace. Find out what causes a slip or trip and what you can do to stop these incidents occurring.

Working at heights

A person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) at a workplace must manage risks to health and safety associated with a fall by a person from one level to another that is reasonably likely to cause injury to the person or any other person.

Young workers

Young workers aged from 15 to 24 years make up about 18 per cent of the Queensland workforce. Around 4400 young workers are seriously injured at work in Queensland each year.

Last updated
03 July 2018