Comcare is seeking your feedback on guidance for Work Health and Safety (WHS) undertakings (News)
02 March 2020
We need feedback on guidelines for giving a WHS undertaking under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
Comcare has drafted guidelines that outline the purpose, acceptance process and procedure for giving a WHS undertaking under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act).
A WHS undertaking is a legally binding written commitment given by a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) to implement effective health and safety initiatives that are designed to deliver tangible benefits for workers, industry and the community.
A WHS undertaking that is accepted by Comcare can operate as an alternative to a court-imposed sanction for an alleged contravention.
Comcare has prepared a draft guide to WHS Undertakings which explains how to apply for a WHS undertaking using the prescribed WHS Undertaking Template.
The guide outlines what factors Comcare considers before accepting a WHS undertaking, and explains what to expect when:
- a WHS undertaking is accepted
- a WHS undertaking is not accepted, and
- a person fails to comply with the terms of a WHS undertaking.
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