Enforcement options

The National Compliance and Enforcement Policy sets out the nationally agreed principles for monitoring and enforcing compliance with the Work Health and Safety Act 2012.

If you fail to meet or breach their duty under this Act, inspectors may use a range of compliance and enforcement measures:

  • advice and information
  • notices: improvement, prohibition and non-disturbance
  • on-the-spot fines
  • seizing things
  • prosecutions
  • enforceable undertakings.