This page covers the powers you have as health and safety reps [HSRs/OHS Reps]. These powers are granted by the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004.
HSR/OHS Reps Powers
Issuing a PIN - how long must I wait?
Under the 2004 OHS Act, a rep can issue a PIN to the employer at any time, but there is a requirement that he or...Read More
A PIN: How to use it
What is a PIN? A PIN is a Provisional Improvement Notice as per Victoria's Occupational Health and Safety Act (2004). This is a formal notice...Read More
My PIN is cancelled - what can I do?
If a rep issues a PIN, then it's clear the OHS problem is real and not resolved using the issue resolution as per the OHS...Read More
Inspectors and PINs
Under the OHS Act, an elected rep has the right to issue a person with a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) if a person is contravening...Read More
Conduct a workplace inspection
One of the very important powers of elected health and safety representatives is to inspect the workplace (where members of the DWG work) - and...Read More
Cease Works and Issue Resolution
Part 7, Division 8 - Resolution of health and safety issues There are a number of ways to resolve OHS issues. There are a number of questions...Read More