NT WorkSafe inspectors visit workplaces for a variety of reasons, such as to:
NT WorkSafe inspectors work to form partnerships with businesses, worker and industry organisations to ensure workplace health and safety remains a priority in the workplace.
NT WorkSafe inspectors may prearrange workplace visits or visit without any prior notice, depending on the purpose of the visit.
NT WorkSafe inspectors carry photo identification at all times. This identification must be clearly displayed as soon as a workplace is entered. Inspectors may be accompanied by technical experts or interpreters as required.
Upon entering the workplace, inspectors will immediately notify the employer or the person in charge of the workplace as well as any relevant health and safety representatives. This notification will summarise the:
Having entered a workplace, an inspector may:
At the end of a visit, the inspector will:
An inspection report summarising the inspection findings will be provided to the employer by the Inspector either at the end of the visit or in the next few days.
When taking enforcement action the NT WorkSafe inspector will clearly explain to the employer:
Inspectors are expected to deliver high quality and professional services:
If you feel an inspector has not delivered a high quality, professional service, or you cannot reach a resolution of the problem, the issue can be referred to the team leader of your region’s NT WorkSafe office by calling 1800 019 115.
The team leader will investigate your concerns promptly, and advise how they will be resolved. If your concerns are not resolved to your satisfaction after discussions with the team leader, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to:
Director OperationsNT WorkSafeGPO Box 3200Darwin NT 0801
NT WorkSafe is a division of the Department of Attorney-General and Justice
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