Improvement notice

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.