Skip to content

Work health and safety and electrical safety prosecutions

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland actively enforces the law. This includes using enforceable undertakings as a compliance and enforcement tool.

Historically, we also prosecuted alleged offenders and actively drew public attention to individuals and organisations it successfully prosecuted 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.

View court summaries


The Consultative committee for work-related fatalities and serious incidents was established to ensure there is an ongoing consultative forum for injured workers and families affected by a workplace death, illness or serious incident.

Learn more about what help is available if someone dies at work.