What is a breach

If you do not fulfil or if you breach your statutory duties or obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012, WorkSafe Tasmania may initiate prosecution proceedings.

A breach occurs when the law is not upheld; when:

  • an action is taken that places a person at risk of injury, illness or death
  • steps are not taken to avoid a risky situation from occurring
  • there is a failure to comply with regulatory requirements.