WorkSafe Victoria inspectors: How inspectors support and enforce health and safety at work

How WorkSafe inspectors monitor and enforce occupational health and safety (OHS) laws in workplaces.
Last updated

Apr 2012

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7 pages

Please note

This guidance is currently being updated to reflect changes made by the Workplace Safety Legislation and Other Matters Amendment Act 2022 and the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment (Infringements and Miscellaneous Matters) Regulations 2021. Some contents may not reflect the current state of the legislation.

What it contains

WorkSafe is the key regulator of Victoria's occupational health and safety (OHS) laws. This guide outlines the role, powers and activities of WorkSafe inspectors to enforce these laws. It explains:

  • what WorkSafe inspectors do
  • what happens during a workplace inspection
  • the powers of a WorkSafe inspector
  • WorkSafe inspectors' legal obligations
  • what happens when an inspector identifies an OHS issue in a workplace