3 February 2014
Has your site been visited by a SafeWork SA inspector?
We have had recent reports of two people threatening to fine workers or companies under the Work Health and Safety Act.
The employers believed these people to be SafeWork SA inspectors, but they were not.
We take this opportunity to remind workplaces that a SafeWork inspector will:
- always carry identification proving he/ she is an authorised inspector
- provide his or her name
- usually be wearing a uniform bearing the SafeWork SA logo.
We encourage employers or officials at workplaces to require proof of identity and check the credentials of any unknown person who asks for access to a workplace.
SafeWork SA will only direct authorised inspectors to conduct site inspections, and will never direct any person who is not an authorised inspector to conduct any work on our behalf.