Workplace Health and Safety Student Program 
Welcome to ‘Safety Sense’, an innovative on-line workplace health and safety program for secondary students in years 10, 11 and 12. 

The Department of Industrial Relation’s Workplace Health and Safety has developed Safety Sense to give you the chance to explore workplace health and safety on the net. 

Considering 25% percent of all work-related injuries in Queensland are in the 15 to 24 age group, safety makes sense. 

The program has valuable messages that could make a difference to your future.  

An understanding of basic workplace health and safety issues means you can protect yourself against workplace hazards. The program is packed with valuable health and safety information designed to help you work safely. 

The first step towards a safer and healthier future starts here! 

Safety Sense - the education program that makes sense of safety 

Safety Sense is a self-paced education program developed to broaden your knowledge of workplace health and safety. A range of issues are covered in this package, from farm safety and hazardous substances to machine guarding and noise.  

To work through the information, scroll down the screen and select the items of interest.  

Study the various workplace health and safety areas outlined in the program. 

To continue onto another section, just click the relevant underlined text. 

Once you have studied all the sections, you can test your knowledge with a few multiple choice (True / False) questions. 

After successfully completing the questions, you become a graduate of the Safety Sense Program and receive a Workplace Health and Safety Certificate issued by the Department of Industrial Relations.  

There are 10 industry specific packages within the Safety Sense series, including health and safety in:  

  1. Building and Construction
  2. Community Services
  3. Electrical and Electronics
  4. Hairdressing
  5. Hospitality and Tourism
  6. Manufacturing
  7. Metals and Engineering
  8. Office and Business
  9. Primary Industry / Natural Resources; and 
  10. Retail. 
What you should complete  

Year 10 Students  

Year 10 students only need to complete the first, General component and certificate of the Safety Sense Package. The rest of the package is optional.   

Year 11 and 12 Students  

Year 11 and 12 students need to complete the first, General component and certificate of the Safety Sense Package and should also work through industry specific components relating to their work placement or work experience.   

The Safety Sense Program caters for all year 10, 11 and 12 students who undertake work placement and work experience while at school.   

Please be aware that the Questionaire and Certificate Issuing sections of this Program run best on Netscape 3.0, Explorer 4.0 or later.   

Please contact Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Infoline on 1300 369 915 or email 

The Safety Sense Program is based on Worksafe WA's "Worksafe Smart Move" package and DIR acknowledge the use of content from that package. You are invited to view Worksafe Smart Move.  

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General Component  

Industry Components  

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