Presentation on theme: "What is Due Diligence? How can employers, supervisors workers, contractors, etc. defend themselves against charges of breaking the laws regarding OH&S."— Presentation transcript:
What is Due Diligence? How can employers, supervisors workers, contractors, etc. defend themselves against charges of breaking the laws regarding OH&S in the workplace? By practising Due Diligence Also known as the CYA Approach.
What is Due Diligence? Due diligence occurs when a person takes all actions that are normally considered to be “reasonable.” It refers to the level of judgement, care, and prudence that a person would reasonably be expected to take under normal circumstances
What is Due Diligence? When someone has been charged with breaking the OH&S law and they believe they have done everything reasonable to care for the health and safety of their workers and co-workers, then they can use due diligence as a defence. In cases where legal action has been taken, defendants will want to prove that they were duly diligent. Due Diligence should be a part of everyday business.
Ways Employers Practice Due Diligence Provide OH&S training for workers Make certain that workers are aware of the hazards associated with their work new workers have a proper orientation unsafe conditions are corrected workplace inspections are held regularly
Ways Supervisors Practice Due Diligence Make certain that OH&S policies and procedures are followed Make sure workers are not afraid to bring OH&S issues to their attention Carry out workplace inspections
Ways Workers Practice Due Diligence Workers must accept responsibility for their own health and safety Workers must report unsafe working conditions to their supervisor