Due Diligence

Most organisations have been aware that Directors and Officers have a duty to ensure that they meet Due Diligence requirements regarding compliance with legislation.

The new Model Workplace Health & Safety Act that is to be implemented in all States has identified in more detail how this is to be achieved.

The new definition requires that the ‘duty holders’ have a duty to –

  • Have an understanding of the nature of the operations and the hazards and risks with those operations
  • Have up to date knowledge of WHS laws and compliance requirements
  • Verify that the risks are appropriately controlled
  • Ensure that there are processes to review, consider and action OHS issues
  • Ensure verification of audits and reviews


RiskChase have developed an audit module to determine conformance with these issues and can provide ‘duty holders’ with assurance on a one off or regular basis.