Working environment authority

The job of the Working Environment Authority is to help promote safe, healthy workplaces that promote development. Specifically, this involves:

  • Inspecting enterprises.
  • Preparing regulations.
  • Providing information on the working environment.

The Working Environment Authority undertakes supervisory visits to ensure that enterprises are working in compliance with the Working Environment Act. If enterprises fail to comply with the regulations, the Working Environment Authority issues enforcement notices and provides guidance to enterprises on how best to comply with the regulations.

Enterprises are unable to deny the Working Environment Authority access to a place or work or building site.

Employees may contact the Working Environment Authority and submit complaints about their working environment without their managers or colleagues finding out. Staff at the Working Environment Authority must not indicate whether they are attending supervision of an enterprise on account of a complaint.