Why inspectors visit

Inspectors visit workplaces to:

  • provide information and advice on the laws
  • resolve WHS issues
  • resolve right of entry and workplace access disputes
  • review disputed provisional improvement notices
  • conduct inspections and national, statewide and regional audit campaigns
  • assess WHS risks to workers and the public
  • investigate workplace incidents
  • investigate reports of unsafe or unhealthy conditions and dangerous work practices.

Inspectors will only pre-arrange workplace visits if they are confident that advance notice will not jeopardise the intention of their visit.