Do I Need A Licence?
The law requires you to obtain a licence from WorkSafe before doing certain types of work.
Requirements for licences or registrations are set out in the following regulations which are administered by WorkSafe:
- Occupational Health & Safety Regulations 2017
- Dangerous Goods (HCDG) Regulations 2016
- Dangerous Goods (Explosives) Regulations 2011
- Dangerous Goods (Transport by Road or Rail) Regulations 2008.
You must be licensed to perform any of the following types of work:
- High risk work (e.g. scaffolding and rigging, operating cranes and forklifts, and using boilers and other pressure equipment)
- removing specific types and amounts of asbestos
- operating a major hazard facility
- using scheduled carcinogens
- transporting dangerous goods
- using dangerous goods that pose a security concern (High Consequence Dangerous Goods)
- transporting, storing, selling, manufacturing or importing explosives or fireworks
- using explosives or discharging fireworks.
In addition, certain designs, types and items of plant need to be registered before being used in the workplace.
Refer to types of licences and registrations for a list of licences and registrations administered by WorkSafe.