Check a licence

Businesses and employers should regularly check workers' licences to ensure the licence is valid.

You should check that the licence:

  • has not expired
  • includes the relevant classes
  • has the correct photo and name of the worker

Image example of a high risk licence and what to look out for

Image example of a high risk work licence and what to look out for

Workers need a licence to:

Workers must have their high risk work licence available for inspection.

Industry issued competency cards

There have been a number of competency cards issued within industry that display SafeWork NSW licence numbers. These cards are not issued or endorsed by SafeWork NSW and therefore cannot be considered reliable evidence of a workers licence.

You can quickly check the validity of a licence by calling us on 13 10 50 or by email.