NSW: new enforceable undertakings guidelines issued

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Monday, 7 February, 2022 - 12:15
Policy & legislation
New South Wales

SafeWork NSW recently issued new enforceable undertakings guidelines which outline the approach for considering an offer of an enforceable undertaking (EU) from a person who has allegedly committed an offence against the WHS Act.

“These guidelines have been updated following extensive consultation with our customers and stakeholders, and address key recommendations from the recent evaluation of the EU program,” SafeWork NSW said.

The new guidelines provide a clearer process for the consideration of a person’s compliance history with work health and safety laws or other regulatory schemes; their attitude and commitment; and their capability to develop and deliver on an EU.

The regulator said the revised guidelines have also been amalgamated with the former EU Customer Service Standard.