A contravention of the laws that does not pose a serious risk to WHS may attract an improvement notice.
An improvement notice requires the person receiving the notice to resolve, fix or remedy:
- the contravention
- things or operations causing the contravention
- things or operations to prevent a possible contravention from occurring in the future.
An improvement notice:
- explains that the inspector believes the law is being broken
- specifies the part of the law under question
- outlines how the law is being or has been broken
- set outs the action that must be taken to rectify the contravention
- states the day the contravention must have been remedied by.
An inspector will use a range of means to check that the actions outlined in the improvement notice have been taken. This includes regular compliance inspections and communication with the affected workplace.