Compliance and enforcement
It's important for everyone that we maintain strong WHS laws and have a viable workers compensation system. We do this by investigating WHS complaints or alleged cases of workers compensation fraud and can prosecute through the courts when necessary.
We can (and do) carry out legal prosecutions through the courts against individuals, employers or businesses who have broken WHS laws or defrauded the workers compensation system.
Improvement, prohibition and penalty notices
Our inspectors may issue improvement or prohibition notices. We may also issue a penalty notice for some offences instead of prosecuting.
We may carry out an enforceable undertaking (also known as a work health and safety (WHS) undertaking), as an alternative to prosecution through the courts (except for category one offences).
Deed of agreement
Deed of agreement between SafeWork NSW and the NSW Police Force.
Contact our Legal Services
How to contact our Legal Services (including serving subpoenas, directions, notices and correspondence).
Inspector responsibilities include issuing licences and registration for potentially dangerous work, investigating workplace incidents, as well as enforcing WHS, workers compensation and explosives laws.