These guidelines provide general guidance on how healthcare providers can keep their workers safe and healthy.

It also provides tips for managing occupational safety and health, it offers guidance on specific hazards such as biological/infectious and chemical hazards.

Guidelines for the provision of facilities and general safety in the healthcare Industry (PDF 288 KB)

While this guidance has not been updated to reflect current work health and safety legislation (the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and regulations), it may still contain relevant information and practices to keep workers and others healthy and safe. 

For guidance on the current regulatory requirements for workplace facilities including drinking water, toilets, seating, washing, changing and eating facilities, first aid, personal protective equipment, training, monitoring and emergency planning please refer to:

General risk and workplace management (Part 1) requirements for workplaces and facilities