OHS Essentials program

Free, confidential and personalised advice to keep your workers safe.

Free safety advice for employees

Are you an employer in Victoria that is interested in FREE, confidential and personalised advice to keep your workers safe?

If yes, then you may be eligible to the OHS Essentials program, supported by Worksafe Victoria.

Delivered over three key sessions, a Konekt health and safety expert will provide guidance on your health and safety employer obligations and offer advice aimed at improving your workplace safety practices.

Following the initial consultation, you will be provided with a practical and personalised action plan for your business which will outline identified safety concerns and how to minimise the risk, all the while keeping the plan continually fluid and adaptable.

The recommended actions will then be reviewed with you in the available follow-up consults.

The following groups may be eligible for the OHS Essentials program

Small or medium business

60 workers or fewer with WorkCover insurance policy.

Sole trader with contractors

Sole traders with contractors may be eligible.

Victorian farmers

As part of WorkSafe’s commitment to workplace safety in the agriculture industry, all Victorian farmers can apply for the program.

What you should expect

During the visit, our health and safety consultant will explain all your employer obligations under the Victorian health and safety laws and help you to identify safety hazards and risks for your business.

The initial session will take up to three hours, and any follow-up visits may take approximately two to three hours.

Next steps

If you think you are eligible and would like to apply for the free OHS Essentials program, please complete these two easy steps:

  1. Visit the Worksafe Victoria website and apply – Visit the OHS Essential program page on Worksafe Victoria’s website, click on ‘Apply’ and complete the required fields.
  2. Nominate Konekt as your preferred provider – Nominate Konekt as your preferred provider to support you through the OHS Essentials program.

Want to know more?

Contact the Worksafe Victoria advisory service on 1800 136 089.

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