Return to work inspectors

Return to work inspectors ensure that employers comply with their return to work obligations.

Inspectors do this by providing advice and information to assist employers to meet their obligations and by enforcing the law.

Will a return to work inspector come to my workplace?

Most visits by Return to Work Inspectors are to workplaces where an injured worker with an accepted WorkSafe claim has been unable to return to work.

Particular priority is given to visiting those workplaces where a worker has been certified as having a capacity to return to work, but has not yet been provided with pre-injury or suitable employment.

Return to Work Inspectors also visit employers who may not be complying with other return to work obligations.

Review of inspector decisions

An eligible person can ask WorkSafe to review a range of decisions made by return to work inspectors.

The review function is managed by WorkSafe’s Internal Review Unit. If you disagree with the decision made by WorkSafe’s Internal Review Unit, you have a right to apply to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal for an external review.