WorkSafe Victoria general prosecution guidelines

The guidelines used by WorkSafe in relation to the prosecution of offences under health and safety and workers compensation laws.

Published: 01 Mar 2017
File type: PDF
File size: 300.39 kB
Length: 6 pages
Reading level: Medium

What it contains

This guideline covers:

  • WorkSafe’s constructive compliance strategy
  • Victoria’s occupational health and safety and workers compensation laws
  • enforcement priorities and criteria
  • key aims of prosecutions
  • target areas for prosecution

WorkSafe is guided by 2 paramount considerations in deciding the most appropriate enforcement action to take. These are whether:

  • there is sufficient evidence to support enforcement action
  • enforcement action is in the public interest.

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