Before people and businesses undertake high risk activities in the workplace, they may be required to:
- obtain a permit
- notify WorkCover
- register certain equipment
- hold a licence or certificate of competency.
New work health and safety laws
New work health and safety laws commence 1 January 2012.
Transitional arrangements have been put in place in NSW to support businesses, industry and workers move to this new system.
Check the transitional arrangements to see if they apply to your work.
Note: This site is currently being updated to include the changes required under the new WHS laws.
Licensing Solutions Unit
WorkCover’s Licensing Solutions Unit administer, advise, assess and approve applications for licences, permits, registrations and notifications.
Contact the licensing unit by phone on:
Alternatively, you can email the licensing team at LicensingSolutions@workcover.nsw.gov.au or fax to (02) 9287 5497.
Note: high risk work licences have replaced national certificates of competency for forklifts, cranes, hoists, pressure equipment and dogging, rigging and scaffolding. Current national certificates of competency will continue to be recognised in all Australian states and territories for five years from the date of issue.
Explosives licence holders should refer to the New explosive licences: Fact sheet for more information.
Call 13 10 50 for more information.