These guidelines provide information about the way work health and safety prosecutions are conducted by WorkSafe. These guidelines are published in accordance with section 230(3)(a) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2012.
WorkSafe administers work health and safety laws in Tasmania.
The National Compliance and Enforcement Policy outlines the aims of compliance and enforcement as well as the compliance and enforcement tools available to work health and safety regulators. The Policy also sets outs general information about prosecutions, including the criteria used by regulators to determine whether or not to initiate prosecution and the timeframes for initiating such action.