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.

Compliance with this code is not mandatory. If you have not complied with the code, it will be up to you to show that you have met the relevant legal requirements by an alternative method.

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

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.