WorkSafe Factsheets - How to manage work risks

This fact sheet provides brief guidance for a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) on how to manage health and safety risks.

Healthy and safe workplaces have:

  • safe equipment, machinery and buildings
  • safe work practices
  • safely used and stored hazardous substances
  • adequate facilities and
  • well trained, instructed and supervised workers.

Steps are to be taken to keep workers and others in the workplace healthy and safe so far as is reasonably practicable.

‘Reasonably practicable’ doesn’t mean you have to do everything humanly possible; you do what is reasonable to ensure health and safety under your circumstances.For further information, read the WorkSafe fact sheet Reasonably practicable.