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Safety publications

Beware of workplace dust exposure
Explains what silica dust is, the health risks of being exposed to silica dust, which occupations and industries are most at risk.


Facilities for workers at construction workplaces
Summarises the facilities for workers at construction sites, including toilets, hand washing, first aid and dining facilities.


Forklift safety: Reducing the risks
Explains the hazards and safety risks of forklifts, how to safely operate and maintain your forklift, and supporting systems like traffic management plans and safe work procedures.


Guidance on prevention of falls in housing construction
Explains requirements for preventing falls in the housing construction industry. Covers working at height and scaffolding.


Managing health and safety in food retail
Aimed at franchisors in food retail. Explains how to develop effective systems to manage work health and safety; explains common hazards and how to manage them.


Pallet racking: Safe use and maintenance
Explains pallet racking design and layout, rated capacity, signage, operations, inspections and more.


Pause exercises poster
Poster showing exercises to stretch and mobilise the muscles and joints most in need of exercise.


Safety management toolkit
Aimed at small business. A complete guide to managing safety: the safety laws you must comply with, creating safety policies, induction and training workers, consultation, risk management. Includes samples/templates.


Security fencing: Making construction sites secure against unauthorised access
Explains how to make housing construction sites secure against unauthorised public access. Includes a checklist to help determine when security fencing is needed.


The semi-squat approach to lifting poster
Poster explaining how to lift things safely to avoid injury.


Using portable ladders safely
How to use portable ladders safely, including how to select the right ladder for the task. Includes a ladder safety checklist.


Using timber for temporary perimeter guardrails
How to use correctly use timber to create safe temporary guardrails. Aimed at the construction industry.


Welcome to the workplace
Aimed at new and young workers, trainees, apprentices and students doing work experience. Introduces work health and safety, rights and responsibilities, inductions, training, workplace injuries, managing workplace hazards.


Working in heat
How to prevent heat illness from working outdoors in hot weather or where heat is generated as part of the work.


Your guide to managing safety in housing and construction: Part A
Aimed at small residential builders. Explains how to manage your legal work health and safety requirements in residential construction; develop a work health and safety management plan for your business; and develop safe work method statements (SWMS) for high risk construction work. This is Part A of the publication. Part B contains templates and tools.


Updated: 11th December 2019