Review of the Regulator

Under Schedule 2, Part 2 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2012, the WorkCover Tasmania Board is required to monitor and review the Regulator in connection with the exercise of powers and the performance of functions under the Act.

The review will include all functions specified under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 and Regulations 2012 undertaken by WorkSafe Tasmania Inspectorate (all authorised inspectors activities within scope) and WorkSafe Tasmania in its capacity as the Regulator.

This includes, but not be limited to:

  • assessing all compliance and enforcement activities performed by inspectors in line with the national Compliance and Enforcement Policy
  • assessing the effectiveness of the powers and legislative tools provided under the Act.

Business units within scope are the Inspectorate, the Mines Inspectorate, Licencing and Accreditation, and the Office of CEO (Regulator). The scope of work also includes considering the experience of other jurisdictions in such matters.

Following a Request for Quotation process, Mr Barry Sherriff of Sherriff Consulting, was appointed to undertake the review. Mr Sherriff will be approaching various stakeholders to seek input to the review.