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.


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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