Outcome 3

A workplace operated in a safe and healthy manner.

Key effectiveness indicator O3.1: The extent to which workplaces meet occupational safety and health criteria in priority areas

What we measure

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.

How we measure

This measure is calculated as a percentage of total compliant Priority Inspection Reports (PIRs) out of the total number of inspections carried out.

Our Performance

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

2017–18 Target Actual Target +- Status
Overall results 75% 76% +1%
Comparison with previous year

Results in detail

Compliance with each priority area was:

  • Compliance with Electricity inspections was 67 per cent.
  • Compliance with Falls From Heights inspections was 72 per cent.
  • Compliance with Fatigue Management inspections was 76 per cent.
  • Compliance with Hazardous Substances inspections was 68 per cent.
  • Compliance with Manual Handling (Lifting) inspections was 88 per cent.
  • Compliance with Machine Guarding inspections was 85 per cent.
  • Compliance with Mobile Plant inspections was 79 per cent.
  • Compliance with Slips, Trips & Falls inspections was 78 per cent.