Safe Work Month is a time to focus on improving work health and safety in your workplace. Here’s what you can do to get involved.

Events throughout the month

Check out our calendar of events and see what’s happening in a town near you. Come along to one of our educational presentations and learn how to implement safety in your workplace.

Safety promise

As part of Safe Work Month, make the safety promise

Watch these safety videos

We've created these 'excellence in safety' videos of people from around the state who are implementing interesting ways to improve safety.  Check them out below.

Riding for the disabled

With 1,600 volunteers throughout NSW helping over 1,500 people a year, Riding for the Disabled is a non-profit that provides horse-riding activities to anyone with a disability to help develop coordination, balance and fitness.  They were finalists in the 2017 SafeWork Awards for ‘Excellence in workplace health and safety culture’ for small business.

D&D Traffic Management.

D&D Traffic Management specialises in traffic management and traffic control services throughout Australia, and has designed a simple yet effective solution to protect traffic controllers while doing their job. They won the ‘Best solution to an identified workplace health and safety issue’ for small business in the 2017 SafeWork Awards.

Coffs Harbour City Council

Coffs Harbour City Council manages all the usual services of a regional council, including roads, water, sewer, libraries and cemeteries. John Pearce works at the cemetery and was concerned about the manual handling required when lowering a coffin into a grave. He designed and built a trolley on an A-frame to transport the coffin-lowering device behind a ride-on mower or small tractor. For this outstanding effort, he won the ‘Best individual contribution to workplace health and safety’ in the 2017 SafeWork Awards.

Port Stephens Council

Port Stephens Council’s outstanding safety culture results in a work health and safety audit score exceeding other regional councils by more than 20 per cent. They won the ‘Excellence in workplace health and safety culture’ for big business in the 2017 SafeWork Awards.

Sailfish Catamarans

Established in 1993 and based in Alstonville in northern NSW, Sailfish Catamarans has grown to over 19 full time tradesmen and apprentices building about 30 custom catamarans a year. They were recognised as winners in the 2017 SafeWork Awards for ‘Excellence in workplace health and safety culture’ for small business.


Established in 2003 and based in Lismore, Ecoteam is an environmental consultancy specialising in soil and water management. As leaders in constructed wetland technology, the team of 10 are involved in high-risk working environments, including remote and rural communities. They were recognised as finalists in the 2017 SafeWork Awards for ‘Excellence in workplace health and safety culture’ for small business.

Interactive illustrations

We’ve created six interactive diagrams that will show you some everyday safety hazards and how to avoid them in your workplace.

If you are unable to use the interactive PDF, you can view the workplaces and the safety hazards by clicking here.

Get social

Have fun and remember to post online how your workplace is getting into Safe Work Month!

Tag us @SafeWork_NSW or post to our

Facebook page, twitter feed, Instagram and LinkedIn channels

Also check in at our Facebook page, twitter feed, Instagram and LinkedIn channels to see new videos from every day people who have made safety part of their every day, get great ideas on simple safety and catch up on the latest innovations in the industry.

Further information

National Safe Work Month

SafeWork Australia recently launched their website for National SafeWork Month where you can find posters, infographics and ideas about WHS.

Throughout the year

Don’t forget that throughout the year we offer:

Small businesses rebates


SafeWork awards


Inspector safety visits

Mentally Healthy Workplaces


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