Be healthy, be safe, be well framework

The Be healthy, be safe, be well framework (the framework) (PDF, 5.3 MB) provides an integrated and proactive approach to health, safety and wellbeing (HS&W) across the Queensland public sector.

The framework:

  • articulates a shared vision and leadership commitment to HS&W
  • informs the development of evidence-based preventive programs and practices tailored to agency needs
  • strengthens accountability through annual whole-of-sector reporting focused on better health, reduced injuries and illness, improved recovery and improved workplace cultures
  • lifts the maturity of the sector to deliver better HS&W outcomes.

We are committed to creating healthy and safe workplaces where employees can thrive and delivering on the Government's Advancing Queensland Priority of Keep Queenslanders Healthy. This occurs through combined efforts that target Healthy Minds, Active Living and Healthy Eating.

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Role and responsibilities


The Leadership Board, with the support of the Strategic Workforce Council, will:

  • champion HS&W as a business priority
  • track the progress of the framework and whole-of-sector initiatives
  • review the framework to ensure it remains relevant.


Senior executives and managers will work to align agency strategies, plans and initiatives to the framework, and develop internal capability to meet future requirements.

Public Service Commission

The Public Service Commission will:

  • support the Strategic Workforce Council's work on whole-of-sector initiatives
  • support the framework's implementation, including producing the whole-of-sector workforce indicator report
  • champion whole-of-sector improvements emerging from performance reporting.

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Whole-of-sector performance report

The Leadership Board will receive an annual whole-of-sector HS&W workforce indicator report to monitor progress against the following HS&W outcomes:

  • better health
  • reduced frequency and severity of injuries and illness
  • improved recovery
  • improved workplace culture
  • increased organisational maturity.

Six principles guide whole-of-sector reporting:

  • Be outcome oriented.
  • Be relevant and inform the Leadership Board decision making and be useful in SES performance agreements.
  • Use valid and meaningful data and information.
  • Be practical and use existing data sources.
  • Use a mixture of lead and lag indicators.
  • Use agency organisational-level reporting for internal purposes.

Organisational maturity matrix

The framework recognises that agencies are at different stages of maturity in addressing HS&W. Agencies will need to tailor their response to the framework based on their specific risk profiles, resources and business context.

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See WorkSafe Queensland for a full list of legislation and guidance material underpinning HS&W responsibilities.