This module is to assist Officers to lead in work health and safety by working proactively and doing all that is reasonably practicable to ensure the safety of all in the workplace.

‘The due diligence requirements relate to functions that officers have control over that affect decisions and behaviour on work health and safety. These duties may therefore influence the workplace culture.

The organisational culture that can improve safety is supported by awareness or “mindfulness" and encourages engagement throughout the organisation arising from sharing information, promoting flexibility and innovation and supporting honesty and transparency through a “no blame” approach.’

~ Safe Work Australia: Promoting effective health and safety leadership: using the platform in the model Work Health and Safety Act.

The module is divided up into 9 units. They include:

Unit 1 – A Safe Workplace and Safety Leadership

Unit 2 – The Australian Work Health Strategy 2012 - 2022

Unit 3 – Duties of a Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU)

Unit 4 – General Risk Management

Unit 5 - Reasonably Practicable

Unit 6 – Officers’ Positive Duty of Due Diligence

Unit 7 – Volunteer Officers

Unit 8 -   Effective Consultative Arrangements

Unit 9 - Self-Reflective Tool of Work Health Safety & Injury Management system (WHS&IM)

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this module you will:

• explain the Australian Work Health Safety Strategic Plan 2012 -2022 in reducing workplace injuries and deaths in the workplace;

• explain the WHS duty and responsibilities of a Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking;

• explain your positive duty of “Due Diligence” as Officers and how it is to be upheld; and

• explain how Work Health Safety legislation is embedded into your organisation’s Safety Management System and WHS Improvement Plan and your role in ensuring its successful implementation.

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