Provisional improvement notices (PINs)

Within 7 days of a PIN being issued, the person (worker) who it was issued to or the PCBU at the workplace may ask an inspector to review the notice.

The PIN remains operational until the inspector makes a decision on the review.

An inspector can review a PIN even if the period for compliance with the notice has expired.

The inspector will review the PIN and will enquire into the circumstances of the PIN. The inspector will either:

  • confirm the PIN
  • confirm the PIN with changes
  • cancel the PIN.

A copy of the inspector’s decision will be given to the person who requested the review and the HSR who issued the notice.

The person requesting the review of the PIN will need to provide information confirming that:

  • the PIN is within the 7 day period after it was issued
  • the HSR who issued the PIN is duly elected under the WHS Act
  • the HSR has completed PIN training.