Due Diligence

By Greg Smith, WHS Lawyer. First published here Quote from the article: If two people die in an electrical incident at your workplace, nobody cares what your last safety culture survey reveals. You need to demonstrate how the risk of electrocution was managed in your organisation, and whether it was managed effectively. No one cares what ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Understanding Due Diligence in Risk and Safety In order to understand Due Diligence it is sometimes helpful to understand its opposite, negligence. How does one demonstrate ‘Due Diligence’? How does one ‘exercise’ Due Diligence? What are these 6 steps outlined in the Act (WHS Act Part 2, Division 2.4, Section 27)? What is the ‘duty’ and ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Health and safety assurance A couple of recent articles on Health and Safety Assurance from Greg Smith’s Blog My Safety Thoughts – Greg is a WHS Lawyer and co-author of Risky Conversations, The Law, Social Psychology and Risk and his blog makes for easy yet very informative reading. How do you know if the health and safety ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Due Diligence Is Not Just Ticking Boxes! We hear people saying (and rightly so) that we have to demonstrate due diligence. But when we hear this we are usually drawn to a six point checklist, which someone has extrapolated from The Act, and we hear them say that by checking off the points on this list ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Some Stuff on Risk and Safety Due Diligence Recently, a client asked if I could come out to their site and “do a Due Diligence Audit”. I wasn't exactly sure what that might entail or what they wanted it to achieve and after half an hour of discussion it didn't seem like something they couldn't easily ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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