The Regulatory Operations Group has responsibility for achieving safer and healthier workplaces within its jurisdiction. As an effective national regulator, it does this by promoting continuous improvements in work health, safety and rehabilitation practices and monitoring and compliance with the law.
Using a contemporary risk-based approach, the Group plans and implements an integrated program of continuous improvement and compliance activities to target issues or entities across the jurisdiction that pose the most significant risk to health and safety of workers.
The Regional Operations team is the service delivery arm of Regulatory Operations Group and administers the Work, Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) through a variety of prevention, compliance and enforcement activities. Services are delivered across the country through employees working in regional offices in QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS, SA, NT, WA and ACT.
WHS Inspectors play a vital role in workplace health and safety by helping employers understand their work health and safety responsibilities, fostering a cooperative and consultative approach with workers and their representatives and by taking appropriate action when non-compliance is found.
The role requires working as a member of a team, assisting to mentor less experienced inspectors, and working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders including employers, workers, complainants, health and safety representatives, employer associations, unions and federal and state government agencies.