Newsflash: WorkSafe OHS Essentials Program

December 2021

Do you own a business with 60 workers or less?

If you are an employer in Victoria with 60 workers or less, you can apply for WorkSafe Victoria’s free Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Essentials program. Through this program, WorkSafe has helped hundreds of small and medium Victorian businesses improve their workplace safety.

About the program

The OHS Essentials Program is a free safety consultation service available to small and medium-sized Victorian businesses with a WorkCover Insurance Policy. Sole traders employing contractors may also be eligible, but must hold a WorkCover Insurance Policy.

You’ll be paired up with an independent industry expert who will work with you over 12 months across three sessions to understand your business and set out a practical plan to improve workplace safety in your business.

The program is:

Is my business eligible?

You can apply for the OHS Essentials Program if you are a small or medium business (with up to 60 workers) and hold a Victorian WorkCover Insurance Policy.

Hear from the independent consultants about the OHS Essentials program and how it can help you.

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How do I apply?

Signing up is easy. Apply online.

Any questions?

For further information regarding WorkSafe’s OHS Essentials Program, please contact WorkSafe Victoria’s Advisory Service on 1800 136 089.