Compliance Code: Communicating Occupational Health and Safety Across Languages - Victoria


You can use this compliance code as a practical guide to communicate occupational health and safety requirements in the workplace across languages.

This information is particularly relevant if you are an employer of a linguistically diverse workplace. The code provides information on how to identify language groups within the workforce and the broader duties for employers in linguistically diverse workplaces. It provides examples and tools you can apply to your own workplace.

As this code is based on the 2007 regulations, it does not yet reflect the changes introduced by the new regulations. Complying with this code may not necessarily mean compliance with your duties and obligations.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance

WorkSafe Victoria

Contact details

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WorkSafe Advisory Service

WorkSafe Victoria

Department of Treasury and Finance

Operating address: 1 Malop Street
Geelong, Victoria 3220
Mailing address: GPO BOX 4293
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Website: WorkSafe Victoria (Opens in new window)