This measure examines the department’s effectiveness in ensuring workplaces operate in a safe and healthy manner. This is assessed in terms of the extent to which workplaces meet occupational safety and health criteria in priority areas. Priority areas include Electricity, Falls from Heights, Fatigue Management, Hazardous Substances, Manual Handling (Lifting), Machine Guarding, Mobile Plant, and Slips, Trips and Falls.
This measure is calculated as a percentage of total compliant Priority Inspection Reports (PIRs) out of the total number of inspections carried out.
During 2017–18, a total of 18,368 PIRs were undertaken as compared to 18,896 in 2016–17. Of these, 76 per cent were found to be compliant, which was one per cent higher than the target of 75 per cent and four per cent higher than the 2016–17 result of 72 per cent.
Table 22: Key effectiveness indicator O3.1: The extent to which workplaces meet occupational safety and health criteria in priority areas
Compliance with each priority area was: