This new website for Queensland's safety and compensation services represents a strategic partnership between the Office of Fair and Safe Work Queensland (OFSWQ) and WorkCover Queensland. OFSWQ includes Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, the Electrical Safety Office, and the Workers' Compensation Regulator (formerly Q-COMP). WorkCover Queensland is an independent government owned statutory body. Both organisations report to Queensland's Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations (represented in the image below).
To make it easier for Queenslanders to get information about safety and workers' compensation issues, we've combined our websites and provide a single phone number.
Though we remain separate organisations, we will continue to work together to deliver efficiencies for Queensland businesses and the broader community.
WorkCover Queensland (WorkCover), an independent government owned statutory body, is a customer focused insurer aiming for insurance excellence. Despite it being mandatory for all Queensland employers to hold a WorkCover accident insurance policy (unless employers hold a self-insurance licence), WorkCover strives to be competitive with commercial insurers and is branded as such. The approach is simple: build lasting, valued relationships with customers and stakeholders. This means understanding and meeting customers' needs and evolving business processes to suit these needs.
Office of Fair and Safe Work Queensland
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) is responsible for improving workplace health and safety in Queensland and helping reduce the risk of workers being killed or injured on the job. WHSQ enforces work health and safety laws, investigates workplace fatalities, serious injuries, prosecutes breaches of legislation, and educates employees and employers on their legal obligations.
The Workers' Compensation Regulator
The Workers' Compensation Regulator (the Regulator) plays a diverse range of roles including regulator, facilitator of legal and medical resolution, educator and promoter of the workers' compensation scheme in Queensland.
The Regulator works closely with scheme partners and stakeholders to balance the needs of workers and employers, and ensure a fair and efficient scheme for all.
The Regulator is passionate about continuing to innovate and develop services and initiatives that better serve the industry, and ultimately ensure that injured workers are able to safely return to the workplace after a workplace injury.
Electrical Safety Office
The Electrical Safety Office (ESO) develops and implements legislative, compliance and enforcement frameworks to improve electrical safety.
The ESO enforces standards for electrical safety and promotes strategies for improved electrical safety performance across the community.
Queensland now has the lowest average premium rate, with the strongest safety net for workers, in Australia.
The Workplace Health and Safety Board is the principal source of advice to the Queensland Government and Minister for Industrial Relations on workplace health and safety matters in Queensland.
Industry sector standing committees primary function is to give advice and make recommendations to the Work Health and Safety Board on industry-specific workplace health and safety issues.
- Last updated
- 20 February 2015