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Employer Obligations and OHS

What are the obligations of the employer, the Victoria Police Force, under the OHS Act?

The Occupational Health & Safety Act 2004 obliges employers (the Victoria Police Force) to consult with employees over the following matters: 

  • identifying workplace hazards & risks faced by members;
  • controlling those risks ;
  • providing for adequate facilities;
  • resolving OHS issues;
  • providing for a meaningful consultation process with employees;
  • monitor the health of employees;
  • monitor the condition of workplaces;
  • providing information and training on health & safety issues;
  • membership of OHS committees;
  • changes to workplaces that could impact on health & safety ;
  • changes to plant substances that affect OH&S; and
  • changes to operating procedures.


When consulting with members, the employer is legally obliged to do the following:

  • share relevant information with employees;
  • give employees a reasonable time to express their views;
  • take into account the employees views; and 
  • ensure that local Occupational Health & Safety Representative are part of the consultative process.    


If you are unsure about any of the above or would like further information on the OHS Act please call the Association's OHS Officer on (03) 9468 2600 or email




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