External guideline #2: Assessment of initial application for approval as a self-insurer

What WorkSafe expects of self-insurer employers and how you can demonstrate it.


What it contains

This document is intended to provide employers with an understanding of WorkSafe Victoria's (WorkSafe) policies and procedures in relation to an application for approval to self-insure. It also provides forms and schedules needed to make an application.

This document outlines:

  • what WorkSafe expects of self-insurers
  • an overview of the assessment process
  • what benchmarks and indicators WorkSafe will use to assess you.

WorkSafe will look at things such as:

  • your financial situation
  • whether you have employees with the skills to manage claims and help injured employees return to work
  • your claims history
  • your current OHS processes
  • any complaints made against you