WorkSafe occupational health and safety compliance and enforcement policy

This document sets out WorkSafe's occupational health and safety (OHS) legislative framework and its approach to compliance and enforcement.


What it contains

The WorkSafe OHS compliance and enforcement policy provides an overview of the legislative framework within which WorkSafe operates and sets out how WorkSafe and inspectors will approach their compliance and enforcement activities.

The policy covers matters such as:

  • WorkSafe's role
  • Victoria’s OHS laws
  • WorkSafe values and principles of compliance and enforcement
  • WorkSafe’s regulatory model
  • who is subject to inspection and enforcement
  • role of inspectors
  • when an inspection will occur
  • provision of information and guidance
  • enforcement criteria
  • enforcement measures: remedial, permissions and punitive
  • when an investigation will occur