WHS Due Diligence
for Managers and Supervisors
WHS Legislation means Due Diligence is mandatory …
Are you aware of your responsibilities?

Background:

  • Under federal and South Australian WHS legislation, officers, managers and supervisors of corporations and government bodies are required to:
  • Acquire and maintain work health and safety knowledge relevant to their workplace.
  • Understand the workplace’s operation and associated hazards and risks.
  • Ensure that resources and processes are available to eliminate or minimise health and safety risks.
  • Ensure there are appropriate processes for receiving, considering and responding to information about incidents, hazards and risks.
  • Ensure that the organisation has, uses and maintains processes for complying with their legal responsibilities, such as notifications, consultation and training.
  • Verify the provision and use of the resources and processes referred to above.

Penalties for reckless conduct under the WHS Act are up to $3mil. For corporations/ government bodies and up to $600 000 and/or 5 years imprisonment for individual managers and supervisors.

Timing:  2.5 hour workshop

Who should attend:

The course is aimed at Officers, Managers, and Directors of organisations who want an overview of Workplace Health and Safety Legislation and their personal responsibilities.

Workshop Overview: 

This course provides information on key elements of the WHS Act to persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU’s) and their officers, with particular emphasis on the mandatory duty to exercise Due Diligence.

  • Topics covered include:
  • Where to start, and what does it mean to you
  • Description of key definitions, duties of parties according to the WHS Act
  • Guidance for Officers in exercising due diligence
  • Duty of Care and Responsibility of Managers
  • Understanding hazards and risks
  • Consultation and Risk Management
  • Developing a safety culture to protect ourselves and our fellow workers.
  • Questions and scenarios
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