Plant Assessor is welcoming a decision by WorkSafe Victoria to employ more safety inspectors and tighten up OHS legislation, to come down harder on employers that breach their legal obligations.
We believe every worker has the right to go to work knowing that their employer is doing everything in their power to keep them safe – and can return home at the end of the day.
With more inspectors, and tighter regulations, this statement from WorkSafe VIC is a declaration that putting people’s lives at risk will not be tolerated.
According to them, “with more inspectors out there, if you’re running an unsafe workplace you will be caught and held to account.”
This is coupled with tighter legislation that aims to ensure employers are not breaching their legislative obligations to comply with OHS laws. It sees tougher penalties where a workplace death is caused by criminal negligence.
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What do WorkSafe Inspectors do?
The main job of a WorkSafe inspector is to make sure employers, managers and other duty holders are complying with OHS laws. Inspectors:
- Conduct targeted inspections in response to health and safety reports
- Provide practical information and guidance to duty holders around fulfiling their duties and obligations
- Enforce health and safety laws by making duty holders fix breaches, recommend investigations and gathering information to prevent future breaches.
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