Health and Safety Assessments

Many Victorian employers have been receiving free health and safety consultancy under the Victorian WorkSafe OHS Essentials Program.

Up to 8.5 hours of free advice and assistance is available from an approved provider of the Program.

Dr Paul Scofield from IntoWork has been delivering the program since 2013. Employers in a wide range of industries and vocations have benefited from his considerable expertise in this area.

The confidential services provided in the Program are fully independent of WorkSafe. Nothing is reported back to WorkSafe.

What is the OHS Essentials Program?

It’s a free service for eligible Victorian small and medium sized employers. Providers of the program are state-wide.

Employers receive a free evaluation of their organisation and their health and safety obligations and requirements. Information and advice is provided at no cost.

Eligibility for the Program

Employers must have a Victorian WorkCover premium and 59 or less employees. Previous Program participants can re-apply after 3 years.

What the Program provides

By accessing the free program, eligible employers receive:

  • An initial free 3.5 hour visit to review the health and safety of your business
  • An Action Plan for improving health and safety developed by Dr Scofield who provides ongoing support during the Program
  • Free 2 and 3 hour follow-up visits over 9 months

Further information

To learn more or register for the Program contact [email protected] or call 1300 99 WORK (9675)

Note that Dr Scofield’s area of operation is up to 150km from the Melbourne CBD.