Our health and safety inspectors carried out over 10,400 workplace assessments in 2022/23. These are proactive, planned visits and are not usually triggered by a report of serious harm or a health and safety complaint.

At least 80% of workplace assessments are targeted to industries identified as high risk, which includes agriculture, forestry, construction, and manufacturing.

Our Inspection Policy sets out a high level approach to assessments and how they support WorkSafe to achieve its targets. This policy is not intended to be prescriptive in its application, but will guide inspectors and managers in their assessment activities.