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Part 6 – Due Diligence: Under the WHS Act

Part 6 – Due Diligence: Under the WHS Act

PART 6: DUE DILIGENCE

The Role of an Officer, Under the WHS Act

This post is part 6 and the final from our series of informative articles about the role of an Officer under the WHS Act. The Act prescribes the requirement under s27(1) to exercise due diligence and further expands what this includes in s27(5)(a-f).

The 6th of the 6 due diligence requirements includes

WHS Act s27(5) … reasonable steps:

(f) to verify the provision and use of the resources and processes mentioned in paragraphs (c) to (e).

WHSQ website suggests to:

  • You will need to ensure there is a system in place that records and provides evidence of the matters mentioned in steps (parts) 1-5.

ASLS can assist by providing internal and external review processes. This would include the establishment of measurement and evaluation processes with KPIs to measure what matters.

For more information:

http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/SWA/model-whs-laws/FAQs/Documents/FAQ_Officers.pdf
https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/laws-and-compliance/electrical-safety-laws/due-diligence
https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/83124/trained-safety-advisor.pdf

Michelle Monaghan
Michelle is Training and Consultancy Coordinator at ASLS where she manages the activities of a team of safety professionals, such as auditing, safety development, safety development, training needs analysis and review of work method statements. She is also involved in the management of all training activities such as development and review of course material, and monitoring, moderation and validation of assessors and assessment activities. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Business, Diploma of Work Health and Safety and a Post-Graduate Diploma in OHS.

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