Due diligence (Section 27) means taking reasonable steps to ensure compliance mechanisms are in place that enable a corporation to meet its OHS responsibilities. It means you must:
- have up-to-date knowledge of WHS matters
- gain an understanding of a corporation’s operations, including its hazards and risks
- ensure that the corporation has available, and uses, appropriate resources and processes to minimise risks
- ensure that the corporation has, and implements, processes for receiving, considering and responding to information regarding incidents, hazards and risks
- ensure that the corporation implements processes for complying with any duty or responsibility under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 – eg reporting notifiable incidents, consulting with employees, complying with notices, ensuring OHS training and instruction is provided to employees, and ensuring that elected WHS representatives undertake any required course of training.