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.

Published: 20 Dec 2022
File type: PDF
File size: 912.02 kB
Length: 26 pages
Reading level: Medium

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