WHSQ inspectors

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Inspectors have legal powers under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act), the Electrical Safety Act 2002 (ES Act) and the Safety in Recreational Water Activities Act 2011 (SRWA Act) which allow them to enter any workplace.

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) inspectors visit workplaces for a variety of reasons:

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

Learn more about what happens during an inspector workplace visit.

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