How WorkSafe applies the law in relation to the requirement to answer questions

A guideline made under section 12 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004.

Published: 31 Dec 2009
File type: PDF
File size: 969.24 kB
Length: 4 pages
Reading level: Medium

What it contains

This document sets out WorkSafe Victoria’s position on how it will administer the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act) in relation to the operation of section 100(1)(c).

It includes:

  • when a person must answer questions asked by an inspector
  • what may amount to a 'reasonable excuse' in some circumstances
  • legal professional privilege and the privilege against self-incrimination