Free WHS Manual Template

Safety Manual Template

Doug Wakefield from Safe Measure has developed this excellent manual, over many years, while providing health and safety consulting services and training to a range of industries and at all organisational levels. The document is in Word format and can be easily modified, cut and pasted etc. Doug is extremely passionate about keeping people safe from harm and making this manual freely available is his way of assisting those who may otherwise balk at the cost of paying for such a document. If are looking for a no-nonsense, practical and highly effective Health and Safety Consultant then please contact Doug – his details are on his WEBSITE


NB: This is a generic document and must be used as a guide only. It should be modified to suit unique conditions and any legislation applicable at your site

What you get in the Manual:

The manual itself, contains the following headings and content (over 250 pages):

List of Contents

1 Using the manual

2 Introduction to the Manual

3 Planning for safety:

  • Safety Management Plan
  • Risk Management
  • Auditing
  • Internal Auditing
  • Gap Analysis

4 Legislation

  • The Act
  • The Regulation
  • Codes of Practices
  • Standards

5 OHS Policy and Procedures

  • Content of OHS Policies & Procedures
  • Sample General OHS Policy
  • Sample Manual Handling Policy

6 Management Procedures

  • Roles and Responsibilities
    • General Manager Responsibilities
    • Supervisor/Line Manager responsibilities
    • OHS Representatives
    • Employee
  • Grievance & Discipline
  • Consultation
  • Sample Consultation Statement


  • Training Need
  • Trainee
  • Training Session
  • Trainee’s Risk Management workbook7 Operational Procedures
  • Manual Handling
  • Slips/Trips/Falls/ Work at Heights
  • Electricity
  • Drugs/Alcohol
  • Emergency Response
  • First Aid
  • Injury Management
  • Return-to-work Coordinator Guidelines
  • 8 Contractor Management9 Forms
  • OHS Inspection Checklists
    • Office
    • Workshop
    • Chemical Storage & Handling
    • Production
    • Warehouse
    • Personnel
  • Safe Work Method Statements
  • Incident/First Aid Reporting Form
  • Workplace Safety Rules
  • Visitor Sign-in Sheet
  • Injury Management
  • Manual Handling Worksheets

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