Safe Towns is a workplace safety program aimed at improving safety outcomes in Victoria's workplaces. The program involves a concentrated workplace inspection blitz by WorkSafe inspectors at targeted locations throughout the year.
During the workplace visits, inspectors will provide practical and constructive advice about how to comply with Victoria's occupational health and safety laws, and advise how to fix any safety breaches they come across.
Now in its tenth year, the Safe Towns program runs approximately three times per year at different locations across the state.
Prior to each blitz, local employers are notified and invited to attend an information session to prepare for a visit from an inspector. This gives employers time to carry out safety checks and fix potential problems before inspectors arrive.
The following resources can help you prepare for an inspector visit at your workplace:
- 12 ways to make small business safer
- Identify and fix safety Issues
- Do your own inspection
- What happens during an inspection
- Register for a free, three-hour session with an independent OHS consultant
- A guide for employers – What to do if a worker is injured
- A guide for injured workers – Introducing WorkSafe
- Workplace bullying – prevention and response
- Your health and safety guide to managing young workers