How inspectors deal with specific issues: A guide for workplaces

How WorkSafe inspectors deal with specific issues in workplaces.


What it contains

This document outlines the role of WorkSafe inspectors, under occupational health and safety (OHS) laws. This includes:

  • entry to a workplace, reports and notices
  • how Victorian OHS laws apply at Commonwealth workplaces
  • collecting samples
  • failure to consult on OHS matters
  • inspector roles with designated work group and health and safety representative matters
  • issue resolution
  • work cessation
  • matters related to PINs
  • allegations of discrimination
  • workplace bullying
  • ARREOs (authorised representatives of registered employee organisations)
  • timeframes for inspectors to respond to service requests or notifiable incidents
  • offences against inspectors
  • providing feedback on an inspector visit
  • internal review of certain decisions

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