SA closes in on phoney inspectors
SafeWork SA has launched an investigation into reports of phoney inspectors preying on workplaces.
As reported in an earlier e-bulletin SafeWork SA has warned employers to be on the lookout for bogus inspectors, who have threatened employers and workers.
The authority says it is investigating the incidents with “a view to initiating prosecution action”. Anyone caught impersonating an inspector faces a maximum penalty of $10,000.
“SafeWork SA inspectors always carry authorised inspector photo identification, provide their full name and wear a uniform,” the authority says.
“SafeWork SA encourages employers or officials at workplaces to require proof of identity and check the credentials of any unknown person seeking site access.”
Anyone with information about the phoney inspectors should call SafeWork SA on 1300 365 255.
For more details, visits SafeWork SA.
Published on 27 February 2014 in NSCA Safe-T-Bulletin.