OHS Essentials program

WorkSafe Victoria's OHS Essentials is a free workplace safety consultation service, delivered by independent occupational health and safety (OHS) experts. The service is a great way to receive free, independent and personalised advice to manage safety at your workplace.

Date last updated

Thursday 28 Oct 2021

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  • Health and safety representatives
  • Small business

Walk-in consultation delays

Due to current COVID-19 pandemic there may be delays in walk-in consultation of your workplace.

What is OHS Essentials?

The OHS Essentials program

Filmed prior to current Victorian COVID-19 restrictions.

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The program’s consultants are not employed by WorkSafe and their recommendations are completely confidential.

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Benefit from practical, tailored safety advice from an independent OHS consultant.

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Your OHS consultant will come to your workplace and make safety recommendations right for your business.

Hear about the benefits of the program from business owners who used it

The Lamberts | Agriculture

Annette and Peter Lambert weren't sure where to start with improving health and safety, so they got in touch with OHS Essentials to make implementing safety plans easier and faster.

Filmed prior to current Victorian COVID-19 restrictions.

OHS Essentials – Agriculture

David Woollands | Construction

David Woollands runs a small construction and commercial maintenance business. Hear about David’s experience undertaking the OHS Essentials program and how it can benefit you.

Filmed prior to current Victorian COVID-19 restrictions.

OHS Essentials – Construction

Andrew and Theo | Manufacturing

Andrew O'Hara manages runs bakeries and food manufacturing in Melbourne. He believes the program has been invaluable in helping his business take a prevention-led approach towards workplace health and safety.

Filmed prior to current Victorian COVID-19 restrictions.

OHS Essentials - Manufacturing

Who's eligible?

  1. Small and medium businesses

    Small and medium businesses (up to 60 workers) with a WorkCover insurance policy.

  2. Sole traders with contractors

    Sole traders with contractors may be also eligible to apply but must hold a WorkCover insurance policy.

  3. Farmers

    Farmers do not need a WorkCover insurance policy to be eligible for the OHS Essentials program. If you are a farmer please email the OHS Essentials team at [email protected] to submit your application.

More support

If you have any questions about the program, or would like to have a chat before you apply please email [email protected]

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