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Transportation & Warehousing OHS Manual for Victoria



This OHS Manual template is specifically designed for businesses in the transportation and warehousing sectors within Victoria. It provides a streamlined approach to establishing a robust OHS management system. Aligned with ISO45001 standards and tailored for Victorian regulations, this fully editable template allows you to incorporate your business specifics seamlessly. It includes a variety of OHS form templates, and is easily customised to address the unique requirements of your business.


Key Sections:

The manual covers essential topics crucial for maintaining a safe working environment, including:

  • Overview
  • References
  • Definitions
  • Our Organisation
  • Leadership and Worker Participation
  • Planning
  • Support
  • Operation
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Improvement
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Smoking in the Workplace
  • Sun Safety
  • Hazardous Manual Handling
  • Traffic Control
  • Fit for Work
  • COVID-19 in the Workplace


Appendix: Procedures and Forms:

The appendix contains detailed procedures and forms critical for the effective implementation of the OHS system, including:

  • Health and Safety Plan, including Health and Safety Review Checklist and Health and Safety Plan
  • Risk Management, featuring forms like Hazard/Risk Identification Register, Risk Assessment Form, Blank SWMS, and Blank SWP
  • Hazard & Opportunity Reporting, including Hazard & Opportunity Report Form
  • Legal Requirements and Other Requirements Register
  • Objectives and Outcomes Procedure
  • Induction, with First Day Induction Checklist and Subcontractor Induction Checklist
  • Training and Qualifications, including Skills/Competency Needs Assessment and various training records and registers
  • Injury/Incident Management, with related forms for reporting and investigation
  • Return to Work, including Suitable Duties Plan
  • Consultation & Communication Procedure, with Record of Safety Meeting Form
  • Health and Safety Representatives and Committees
  • Documentation and Data Control
  • OHS Audit, with Audit Record Form and Corrective and Preventative Action Report
  • Issue Resolution
  • Emergency Procedures, with comprehensive forms for emergencies like bomb threats and medical emergencies
  • Workplace Inspection Procedures Review, with related checklists
  • Stop Work Authority
  • Office Safety
  • Ergonomics, including Workstation Assessment
  • Fatigue Management
  • Health Surveillance
  • Procurement and Design
  • First Aid
  • Personal Protective Equipment, with Issue Record
  • Plant and Equipment, including maintenance schedules and checklists
  • Powered Mobile Plant
  • Forklift Operations
  • Warehouse Safety
  • Working in Confined Spaces, with Confined Space Permit and Rescue Plan
  • Electrical Safety
  • Tools – Hand and Power Operated
  • Chemical Management Procedure, with Chemical Register and Risk Assessment Worksheet
  • Isolation Procedures
  • Ladder Safety, with Ladder Inspection Checklist
  • Working at Heights
  • Height Safety Equipment Inspection Procedure
  • Fall Protection Rescue Plan
  • Lighting
  • Working in Remote and Rural Locations, with Field Work Plan
  • Site Safety, with Site Pre-Start and Inspection Checklists
  • Heat Management
  • Hearing Conservation (Noise)
  • Safe Driving, with Vehicle Inspection
  • Vehicle Accident Procedure, with Vehicle Accident Report Form
  • Subcontractor Management, with Subcontractor Assessment Form
  • Working Near Water
  • Container Weight Declaration
  • Fatigue Management (Transport)
  • Speed Procedure
  • Load Restraint
  • Loading and Unloading Procedure


Key Benefits:

This OHS Manual Template is an essential tool for Victorian transport and warehousing businesses. It simplifies the documentation and customisation of OHS systems, making it quick and easy for businesses to document their WHS systems. It's straightforward to use, allowing you to edit and customise as needed, ensuring you can address the specific safety requirements of your operations efficiently.

Note: If you operate in other States & Territories, consider purchasing our OHS Manual for All States to ensure comprehensive coverage and compliance.

Transportation & Warehousing OHS Manual (Victoria)

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