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Prosecutions

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) actively enforces the law, prosecuting alleged offenders under the prosecutions framework and actively drawing public attention to individuals and organisations it successfully prosecutes for breaching the legislation.

Prosecuting obligation holders aims to provide a powerful deterrent to others. It draws attention to the consequences of workplace health and safety violations and the importance of healthy, safer workplaces.

Publishing policy

Find out about the publishing of information for prosecutions and enforceable undertakings in Queensland.

Court summaries

View court summaries from the last five years.

Workers' compensation prosecutions

WorkCover Queensland works closely with the Workers' Compensation Regulator, to identify fraud and prosecute alleged offenders under the prosecutions framework.

Guidelines for prosecutions

Guidelines providing information about the way prosecutions are conducted by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.

Request that the regulator commences a prosecution - Work health and safety (WHS)

How to request the Workers' Compensation Regulator to commence a prosecution if an offence has occurred.

Request that the regulator commences a prosecution - Electrical safety (ES)

How to request for prosecution of alleged offences under the Electrical Safety Act 2002.

Cause to prosecute

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) actively draws public attention to individuals and organisations it successfully prosecutes for breaching the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

Investigation and prosecution timeframes

The Office of Industrial Relations generally has 24 months from the date an incident comes to its notice in which to commence a prosecution.

Access to your information

The Office of Industrial Relations (OIR) makes information available to the public proactively where possible under the Right to Information (RTI) legislation.

Last updated
29 June 2015

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