Health & Safety

The modern working environment of our members is inherently dangerous. Policing is also an essential community service and the-job-must-be-done!

Occupational health and safety is concerned with protecting the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment. It focuses primarily on promoting and maintaining the highest degree of physical, mental and social wellbeing of workers and protecting them from workplace injuries, illnesses that could be contracted because of work and exposure to all harmful things at work.

TPAV, including its specialist Occupational Health & Safety section, is committed to working directly with our members, their Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs), Victoria Police and WorkSafe Victoria (WSV) to enable them to perform their duties safely.

TPAV's view is that if the Act's definitions of occupational health and safety are implemented and Occupational Health and Safety Laws, Regulations, Codes of Practice, Standards and Guidelines are properly applied, members would be able to undertake their duties in a safe manner whether those duties were performed in uncontrolled or controlled environments (eg. when you're performing duty inside Police Stations and other designed workplaces). We have established strong and effective consultative forums with the heads of all Regions and Departments, through which we can escalate your issues.

Members within the vast majority of Police workplaces have access to the local employee HSR. Through an official nomination / election process these employees gain legal status and legal powers under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic) (the Act) to direct employers to make safety improvements in their particular workplace.

Every Victorian citizen has the right to raise OHS issues with WorkSafe Victoria.

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Health and Safety Representatives

Hazards and Reporting

HSR Training (including course dates)

Useful Resources

Latest news

Here you'll find a curated selection of our news coverage. To read the latest Member News, Delegate News, or HSR News, members will need to log in.


Thursday, 6 June 2024 at 9:00 am

June 2024

TPAV Journal: June 2024 edition


Wednesday, 10 April 2024 at 12:00 pm

April 2024

TPAV Journal: April 2024 edition


Friday, 2 February 2024 at 12:00 pm

February 2024

TPAV Journal: February 2024 edition


Monday, 4 December 2023 at 12:00 pm

December 2023

TPAV Journal: December 2023 edition


Sunday, 1 October 2023 at 9:00 am

October 2023

TPAV Journal: October 2023 edition


Tuesday, 1 August 2023 at 9:00 am

August 2023

TPAV Journal: August 2023 edition


Thursday, 1 June 2023 at 9:01 am

June 2023

TPAV Journal: June 2023 edition