Work health and safety licences in Queensland

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Before your business can perform any potentially hazardous work you must hold the appropriate work health and safety licence.

A work health and safety licence ensures that risks to workers and the public are managed to ensure a high level of safety.

You wi­ll need a licence if your business works or deals with:

  • cranes and hoists
  • forklift operation
  • rigging and dogging
  • scaffolding
  • pressure equipment
  • asbestos
  • demolition.

It is important as a business operator that you and your employees have a correct and current work licence.

This guide discusses the different types of work health and safety licences you may be required by law to hold, how to apply for, and renew them (even if you live in, or your current licence is from, another state), and how you can become an accredited assessor.