The campaign comes after more than 70 businesses were penalised for not holding a policy after a four-month pilot of 100 CBD workplaces earlier this year.
WorkSafe’s Director of Premium, Brian Cook, said that businesses must hold a policy if they employ apprentices or trainees or if their wages, salaries and associated benefits paid to their workers is expected to exceed $7,500 in a financial year.
“WorkSafe will visit businesses which may not have a policy and ask employers to produce evidence of an insurance policy,” he said.
“Those discovered without an insurance policy risk penalties being applied on top of any unpaid premium.”
Mr Cook urged businesses to stay on top of their workplace injury insurance obligations.
“Ignorance is no excuse for not paying the correct premium,” he said.
“If you are confused about your obligations, contact your claims agent or WorkSafe. It’s never too late to begin complying. Doing so can significantly reduce the penalties imposed.”
“It’s just not worth the risk.”
The workplace injury insurance system exists to help people who are hurt at work and to insure employers against the costs of a workplace injury which can run into hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The campaign will run over eight weeks.
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