Free OHS Essentials Program

OHS Essentials
Learn more about your safety obligations and receive tailored advice on managing safety in your workplace with this free assessment service.

The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Essentials Program is a free safety consultation service, administered by WorkSafe but delivered by our experienced and qualified consultants. They will come to your workplace, learn about your business, identify any hazards and provide practical advice on how you might address them – all then documented in an easy-to-understand safety action plan.

The consultant will visit your workplace again after three months to give further advice and support.

The program is available to small and medium-sized businesses with a WorkCover Insurance Policy. Sole traders with contractors may be also be eligible but must hold a WorkCover Insurance Policy.

Safety essentials for small businesses

Who is it for?

Victorian small businesses with less than 20 employees or $1 million in remuneration and have limited OHS information and knowledge.

How long will it take?

The initial site visit will take up to three hours and the follow-up site visit will take up to two hours.

Safety essentials for medium‐sized businesses

Who is it for?

Victorian medium‐sized businesses with less than 200 employees or $20 million in remuneration and an existing knowledge of OHS and return to work.

How long will it take?

The initial site visit will take up to six hours and the follow-up site visit will take up to four hours.

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To apply please complete and submit the application form or contact us on 03 8662 5333.

The OHS consultant went through the entire business over a five-hour period. The consultant identified areas my team didn’t think about as risks or hazards. She produced an action plan and report that covered things like chemical management, setting out very clearly what needs to be implemented, its priority (high, medium or low) and dates for completion. She was extremely thorough and the follow-up has been professional in every sense. I thought she was amazing. I’m very grateful that this service was provided to us. It’s a valuable exercise. I would highly recommend it to other small to medium businesses.

Wendy Killeen Stanton & Killeen Wines

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I must commend the Chamber and the consultant on the pragmatic and down to earth approach to the OHS Essentials Consultation. Your report brought together all of the elements in a very understandable document and clearly lays out the various actions and urgencies applicable. This gives our business all the tools required both to implement what is lacking now, and also to maintain the OHS program in the future.

Charlie Burder Farm Tech Machinery