Due diligence requires an officer (which includes company directors) to take reasonable steps to ensure the business complies with its work health and safety obligations.
An officer must have high, yet attainable standards of due diligence. These standards reflect the position and influence of the officer within the business. The reasonable steps you must take to ensure you are exercising and demonstrating due diligence. It is crucial that you are able to demonstrate that you not only have systems and processes in place but that you are making reasonable inquiry into your business that these are working effectively.
Implementing a systems of internal and external auditing processes will provide you with the necessary information to determine whether your systems and processes are effective or whether there needs to be improvement.
OHSA is routinely engaged to review various WHS systems for the Courts, Legal Profession, Coroners, Commissioners, Self Insurers and Industry.
We conduct a variety of Audits including:
Due diligence includes, but is not limited to: