The simple solution to all your workplace
health and safety issues


The Health & Safety Handbook is a comprehensive, easy-to-use, A-Z guide to Australian health and safety law designed especially for busy managers just like you.


You won’t find another resource in Australia like it, because it’s not just a summary of the WHS Act or a collection of legal jargon that only lawyers understand – far from it.


Instead, it’s a simple, easy-to-understand guide to health and safety laws for managers who want to ensure they are doing the right thing, but don’t have the time to sift through hundreds of pages of complicated legislation and also don’t want to fork out thousands to an expert to do it for them.


The Health & Safety Handbook is written in practical, actionable terms so you can implement the advice in your workplace straight away – and it

also contains information on the relevant legislation for every jurisdiction in Australia. No matter what State or Territory your business operates in, you can rest assured you’ll be covered.


It puts urgent and relevant advice into the hands of those who need it most – managers like you who have to deal with safety issues on a daily basis.


The Health & Safety Handbook can help you save time, avoid hassle and act with confidence when a safety incident occurs in your workplace - not to mention save you thousands of dollars in potential fines.


In fact, we’re so sure that the handbook will exceed your expectations that we are offering you a free 14-day trial period so you can see for yourself how it will work for you before you pay a cent.



Stay on top of health and safety in just 10 minutes a week with the Health & Safety Bulletin


If you take a free trial of the Health & Safety Handbook, you’ll also receive a FREE subscription to our twice-weekly e-letter, the Health & Safety Bulletin.

The Health & Safety Bulletin will keep you up-to-date with important policy developments as they arise and also offer you more practical health and safety tips you can implement in your workplace immediately.

With contributions from Australia’s top safety experts, including Health & Safety Handbook editors-in-chief Andrew Douglas and Michael Selinger, it’s your 10-minute guide to keeping on top of health and safety in your workplace!

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Practical advice and easy-to-follow instructions make complying with health and safety laws easy

All the information in the Health & Safety Handbook is clear and easy-to-follow, so you can rest assured you have covered all the bases.


  • Step-by-step instructions take you through every stage of important safety procedures.
  • Checklists ensure you haven’t forgotten anything.
  • Real life examples give you a clear picture of what to do in safety scenarios you encounter on a daily basis.
  • Handy tips give you practical, actionable advice.
  • Case laws inform you about recent court and tribunal decisions.

Save time and money with over 40 sample health and safety forms, policies and procedures!

The Health & Safety Handbook contains over 40 template safety policies, procedures and forms that you can copy and use in your workplace straight away – with 100% confidence.

They’ll save you the trouble of writing and developing your own from scratch! Here’s just a few of the handy templates you’ll get:

  • Workplace Health and Safety Policy
  • Incident Investigation Form
  • Safe Operating Procedure
  • Personal Protective Equipment Policy
  • Plant Hazard Checklist


Your Health & Safety Handbook will never be out of date!

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The Health & Safety Handbook is regularly updated to ensure you are kept fully up to speed with changes to health and safety laws that will affect you and your business.

If you decide to become a subscriber after your free trial, you’ll receive updates approximately every eight weeks which you simply slot into your handbook in the appropriate place – this means you’ll never have to buy a newly updated handbook!

Each update is priced at just $97. These updates are not compulsory and you can opt out of them at any time – but we strongly advise that you don’t!


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Order your 14-day free trial of the Health & Safety Handbook today and you’ll also receive a FREE copy of the report Effective Strategies for Managing your Ill and Injured Workers (worth $34.95).

Balancing the fair and effective management of ill or injured workers with the interests of your business can be a difficult task…

Effective Strategies for Managing Your Ill and Injured Workers provides answers to all the questions you might have surrounding this tricky issue and provides you with practical, actionable advice for managing a worker who suffers from an illness or injury that affects their ability to work.


Can't find the answer you need? You can get all your workplace safety questions answered by our experts for FREE thanks to the Health & Safety Helpdesk...


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Whenever you are having a safety issue at work – no matter how small it may be – and you need to be absolutely sure about the action to take, just email your short query through to the Health & Safety Helpdesk. Our team of safety experts will get back to you with an answer within 72 hours – GUARANTEED.


It doesn't matter what jurisdiction or what section of health and safety legislation your question relates to – or how insignificant you think it is. By emailing the Health & Safety Helpdesk, you’ll know you can deal with your issue with 100% confidence.


Imagine hiring a safety lawyer… having them at your beck and call around the clock… and NEVER getting an invoice! That’s what the Health & Safety Helpdesk gives you.


Countless niggling workplace safety issues - sorted!

The Health & Safety Handbook contains numerous separate chapters on the following safety topics that affect you:


  • Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Audits, Inspections and Management Reviews
  • Bullying, Discrimination and Harassment
  • Contractors
  • Consultation, Representation and Participation
  • Duties of Officers
  • Duties of Workers
  • Duties of Employers
  • Electrical Safety
  • Enforcement and Prosecution
  • Enforcement and Prosecution under the WHS Act
  • First Aid
  • Fire Safety
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
  • Hazards
  • Health and Safety Committees and Representatives
  • Health and Safety Policies and Procedures
  • Health Monitoring
  • Hierarchy of Control
  • Incident Reporting and Investigation
  • Licensing, Certification and Registration
  • Licensing and Registration under the WHS Act
  • Managing Work-Related Functions
  • Notification of Incidents
  • Notification of Incidents under the WHS Act
  • Office Safety
  • Obligations and Standards
  • health and safety Duties of Managers and Directors
  • Performance Management and Discipline
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Plant Safety Management
  • Record and Document Management
  • Safe Operating Procedures
  • Signage
  • Stress
  • Supervision of Safe Work
  • Training and Induction
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Working Environment and Workplace Amenities

Meet your Editors


Michael Selinger

LL B (Hons), BA (Hons) (ANU)


Michael is a partner in the Sydney office of Holding Redlich and practices in all areas of workplace relations with a special focus on health and safety. He acts for a diverse range of clients including construction and manufacturing companies, media, education and not-for-profit organisations and government bodies.


Before joining Holding Redlich, Michael acted on behalf of WorkCover NSW in prosecuting breaches of the Occupational Health & Safety Act (NSW). Michael has extensive litigation experience in employment disputes and defending health and safety prosecutions and he regularly appears in State and Federal Courts and Tribunals. Michael is a regular presenter of seminars and training on workplace issues, in particular on health and safety.


The Health & Safety Handbook editorial team also includes:


  • Andrew Douglas
    Principal, M+K Lawyers
  • Corey Innes
    Workplace Health & Safety Coordinator, St Vincent’s & Mercy Private Hospital
  • Michel Moutia
    Principal Consultant, Risk Strategies Pty Ltd
  • Charles Power
    Partner, Holding Redlich
  • Joel Zyngier
    Senior Associate, Holding Redlich
  • Angela Godfrey
    Director, Angela Godfrey and Associates
  • Gary Rowe
    CEO, Safety Action Pty Ltd


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