The program’s consultants are not employed by WorkSafe and their recommendations are completely confidential.
Benefit from practical, tailored safety advice from an independent OHS consultant.
Your OHS consultant will come to your workplace and make safety recommendations right for your business.
The OHS Essentials program
"I passed your details onto a partner business and informed them of how easy you made the process and how you tailored the application to suit my operation."
Client feedback (15 Feb 2023)
Hear 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.
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.
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.
Wendy Shanks | Social assistance
Wendy Shanks, CEO of Shepparton Access, a disability service provider. Wendy reached out to the OHS Essentials Program to help prevent manual handling and mental health injuries in her workplace. Hear about Wendy's experience.
"I really value your advice not only on OH&S but insights into how you have seen different parts of the industry run well, and areas I could improve. While I still feel I have a mountain to climb to be fully compliant and get subcontractors on board, I now feel I have the resources to do it so a massive thank you for that."
Client feedback (17 Feb 2023)
Small and medium businesses (up to 60 workers) with a WorkCover insurance policy.
Sole traders with contractors may be also eligible to apply but must hold a WorkCover insurance policy.
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.
Questions about the program?
If you have any questions about the program, or would like to have a chat before you apply please email [email protected].
WorkSafe Advisory Service
WorkSafe's advisory service is available between 7:30am and 6:30pm Monday to Friday. If you need more support, you can also contact WorkSafe using the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) or the National Relay Service.