Workplace safety

Find practical information and guidance on how to meet the requirements of work health and safety laws on the SafeWork SA website.

If you have a question or concern about workplace safety, call the Safework SA Help Centre on 1300 365 255.

Employers have a legal obligation to immediately inform SafeWork SA of any safety incident or dangerous occurrence in their workplace. This legal obligation does not lie with the hospital, doctor, ambulance staff or the worker.

Online workplace incident notifications or phone 1800 777 209.

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    Health and safety representatives

    For information about health and safety representation, participation and training visit the SafeWork SA website.

    First aid

    First aid is the immediate treatment or care given to someone suffering from an injury or illness until more advanced care is accessed or they recover.

    Every workplace has a legal responsibility for ensuring adequate first aid provisions.

    For more information about first aid in the workplace visit SafeWork SA.


    For advice about smoking rules and regulations in the workplace read SA Health’s tobacco laws and business information.

    Smoke-free workplaces - SafeWork SA


    For advice about asbestos removal and identification in your workplace or home visit the South Australian asbestos website.

    Outdoor work

    Work health and safety laws require working environments to be free of risks to health and safety, so far as is reasonably practicable, and include working outside and illness associated with working in hot conditions.

    SafeWork SA provides information about considerations for extreme conditions.

    Alcohol and other drugs

    Employers have a duty of care to ensure the health and safety of employees including monitoring the health of employees and conditions of work.

    Alcohol and other drug use can impair an employee's ability to work safely.

    Information about the range of drug and alcohol support services in South Australia is available from SA Health.


    For information and resources on workplace bullying visit the SafeWork SA website.

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