Three new inspectors will be based in Melbourne with the other 14 moved into roles across Melbourne, Geelong and Latrobe Valley.

WorkSafe inspectors make more 40,000 visits to Victorian workplaces each year. Inspectors provide practical guidance on hazard identification and risk control, promote consultation between employers and workers on health and safety matters and assist businesses in complying with Victoria’s health and safety laws.

If it is found that a business has breached the 2004 OHS Act it may face prosecution and heavy fines. In 2015/16, 108 businesses were ordered by the courts to pay fines and costs totalling almost $5.56 million.

To see the WorkSafe Victoria announcement about the appointment of the new Inspector, click here.