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New Class Of Inspectors To Boost Workplace Safety

01 December 2015

To ensure Victorians get home safe from work every day, 25 new WorkSafe inspectors and investigators will be rolled out to workplaces across the state.

21 Occupational Health and Safety inspectors and four investigators are the newest recruits to graduate from an intensive OHS training and coaching program. The team consists of 10 construction inspectors, nine multi-disciplinary inspectors, four investigators and two specialist services inspectors (Hygienist and Licensing Auditors).

WorkSafe Chief Executive Clare Amies presented the new class with their certificate of appointment and inspector badge in front of family, friends and colleagues today.

Minister for Finance Robin Scott said the graduates will join WorkSafe’s dedicated inspectorate who visit workplaces across Victoria to ensure employers make safety their first priority.

The new graduates will boost WorkSafe’s ability to enforce and raise awareness for workplace safety and support injured workers to get them back to work.

Today’s intake will reinforce WorkSafe’s presence on the ground, on top of twenty inspectors that joined the ranks in May. Another inspector intake is planned in 2016.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Finance, Robin Scott

“Boosting the number of inspectors will allow us to conduct more workplace visits across Victoria.”

“We remain the safest state in Australia in which to work, and this is a testament to the hard work of our inspectors and investigators. But there is so much more that can be done.”

“The Andrews Labor Government will continue to improve health and safety standards across Victorian workplaces and help people return to work and arrive home safely.”

Quotes attributable to WorkSafe Chief Executive, Clare Amies

“Our inspectors and investigators are passionate about improving health and safety in Victorian workplaces and I welcome our new graduates to WorkSafe on what we know is an important and meaningful path.”

Reviewed 10 February 2021

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