Workplace Health and Safety Resources & Training


Health Care and Social Assistance Sector Plan

This plan was developed by SafeWork NSW in conjunction with the ASU and our front-line workers. It aims to raise awareness and drive a sector-wide change to recognise the unique risks we face in our work.


Code of Practice: Managing Psychosocial Hazards at Work

Learn about your obligations as workers, and the obligations of employers in managing psychosocial hazards at work. This Code of Practice details your rights to be consulted when managing any hazards at work. It also provides a guide on how to report and respond to any psychosocial hazard or incident at work.


Factsheets: Avoiding Dangerous Heat and Smoke

Check out these factsheets for ASU members to learn how to avoid the dangerous health effects of heat and smoke.



Bushfire Smoke Factsheet

Working in Heat Factsheet



Health and Safety Representative Training

Do you want to be a health and safety advocate in the workplace?

The ASU is an accredited provider (RTO800303) of the SafeWork NSW Health and Safety training and refresher training programs.

We offer this service at cost price, meaning we do not make a profit from delivering this training. We do this so we can make this as accessible as possible to all organisations across our sector, often with limited training budgets.

To find out more or book a training course, contact us today.


People at Work - Risk Assessment Tool

This tool is Australia's only free, validated, and evidence-based psychosocial risk assessment tool. Managers (and workers too) can use this process to identify, assess, and control risks to psychosocial health in the workplace. 


Mental Health Training for Workers, Managers, and Workplace Leaders

Free mental health training is available through SafeWork NSW to help you manage your own mental health at work and show you how you can support others. A range of training courses for workers and organisations are available.


First Aid and Mental Health First Aid Training

First aid training teaches you the skills to assist people who become injured in an accident or emergency situation until help arrives. So get confident, learn these essential skills and save money with your ASU Membership.

ASU members can now get up to 30% off First Aid Training at the Red Cross!

Plus we have discounts available for many more courses including Mental Health First Aid. 


To learn more or ask us any questions, call our team on (02) 9310 4000 or email us at [email protected].

Together we can make our sectors a safe place to work.