Policy, procedures and publications

Policies and procedures

The Workplace Health and Safety Procedures have been developed to assist and protect employees at USQ.  Procedures for the management of hazardous substances at the University can be found in the Hazardous Substances Manual.  USQSafe also provide the First Aid Procedures Manual and the Emergency Procedures Manual for the information of all employees.

Additionally, all employees are responsible for making themselves aware of the procedures relating to Workcover and rehabilitation in the event of a workplace injury or illness.


All employees must  familiarise themselves with the emergency procedures and evacuation plans and assembly point maps for the Toowoomba, Fraser Coast and Springfield Campuses.

Crisis Management

USQ has established a formal Crisis Management program across the University to manage a crisis or to prevent a situation developing into a crisis. The Crisis Management Plan (CMP) (PDF* 938kb) is an action document to guide the Crisis Management Team in managing a crisis or a situation that has the potential to develop into a crisis.

Forms, publications and factsheets

USQSafe forms, publications and factsheets have also been developed to assist with a range of workplace health and safety procedures at the University.

*These files are in Portable Document Format (PDF) which require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader. A free copy of Acrobat Reader may be obtained from Adobe. Users who are unable to access information in PDF format should contact Trudi Davidson, telephone +61 7 4631 2981 to obtain this information in an alternative format.