Work Health and Safety – WHS Due Diligence for CEOs, Directors and Managers
TOPICS COVERED OFF – NSW Edition
Work Health and Safety (WHS) Law
Key terminologies, The Legal Framework
Duty Holders and Due Diligence
Specific legal duties for PCBUs including the duty to consult, Due Diligence for Officers, duties of Workers and Others.
What is Reasonable and Practicable
An explanation of what a court or regulator will consider to judge whether a person has done everything reasonable and practicable to avoid incidents in the workplace
How to Test whether a Worker has taken Reasonable Care
If a Worker causes an incident, an Officer can still be held liable. This section explains why and how to minimize this risk.
Demonstrating Management Commitment
How to demonstrate management commitment and responsibility – OHSMS
Breaches of the Legislation
Breaches of the legislation, Enforcement action by the WHS regulator or court & penalties
Actions to Consider
Examples of how to get onto the road of legal compliance and how to stay there.
A review of relevant recent court cases.
FURTHER COURSE INFORMATION
Participants can download course notes in PDF format.
Course assessments are informal and include mix & match and multiple choice questions.
Certificate of Training which can be downloaded after course completion.
This course can be completed in about 1 hour and is 100% Online and self paced.
Online WHS Due Diligence Training FAQ
Where Can I Complete Online WHS Due Diligence?
It’s easy – simply book online and you can start your training right away.
We deliver our online WHS Due Diligence training for CEO’s, Directors and Managers both as a face-to-face training course and 100% self paced online. At this point this online self paced course is only available for NSW. For all other States and Territories we offer this course live via Zoom and of course, designed to suit the OHS/WHS legislation in your jurisdiction.
How Much Is the WHS Due Diligence Course Online?
Our self paced 100% online WHS due diligence training fee is $379pp for individual bookings. For group bookings contact us for a quote. At this point, this self pace online WHS due diligence training in only available in NSW.
For other States and Territories we can deliver this course live via Zoom.
Why Is Self Paced Online WHS Due Diligence Training Important?
Self paced online training for work health and safety is important as it allows you to do the training when you need it. “Self paced” means that you can stop start and complete the course when it suits your time schedule.
Staff with significant decision-making authority, such as CEO’s, directors and other executive managers, are likely considered to be “officers” of their organisation under the WHS Act. Officers have substantial duties and obligations under the WHS Act. For them it is crucial to understand these duties and to be pro active in safety management to ensure the organization meets its duties under the legislation. Without a clear and informed understanding of the WHS legislation, officers and their organisation may be exposed to prosecution, fines and jail sentences for failing to meet their duties.
Why Is the Work Health and Safety Act Important?
The Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act imposes duties and obligations to ensure the health and safety of all workers and others who may be affected by its operations. All workers have duties under this legislation and failure to meet these duties can lead to personal fines and jail sentences. The object of the WHS Act is underpinned by the principle that all workers and others are given the highest level of protection against harm to their health, safety and welfare so far as is reasonably practicable.
The WHS Act imposes special duties on Officers. This duty is called “Due Diligence”.
How Is the Online Course Assessed?
The assessment for the online WHS due diligence course is informal. The quizzes after each segment include “mix and match” and multiple choice questions. The course provides all the required information to successfully complete each quiz. This online WHS course provides officers of an organisation with tools and a solid understanding of the WHS legislation to make an immediate positive change to workplace safety, and at the same time, achieving a higher level of WHS compliance.
How Long is the WHS Due Diligence Training?
This online due diligence course can be completed in about an hour. However, it is self paced so you can stop start complete when it suits your schedule. There is no time limit to complete the course.
Is Online WHS Due Diligence Training Mandatory?
Online WHS due diligence training is not mandatory. However, we highly recommend undertaking this training for officers and senior managers of an organisation, that is, those with with significant decision making authority. Officers have specific duties and obligations under the WHS Act. In order to be able to comply with these, you first need to know what WHS due diligence means and what your duties and obligations are and then what to do about these. Ignorance will never be a defence. Fines and penalties for non compliance are significant.
Who Should Complete Online WHS Due Diligence Training?
The WHS due diligence course online is designed for CEO’s, General Managers, Directors and other staff members with significant decision making authority. Such staff members are called “officers in the WHS Act.
This online WHS due diligence training provides individuals in positions such as these with the relevant tools, skills and information to effectively and pro actively manage safety in the workplace and achieve a higher level WHS compliance for themselves and the organization.