Work health and safety undertaking
A work health and safety (WHS) undertaking (also known as an enforceable undertaking) operates as an alternative to a court imposed sanction for an alleged contravention of the Work Health and Safety Act 2012.
A WHS undertaking takes the form of a written, legally binding commitment to implement effective WHS initiatives. These initiatives are designed to deliver tangible benefits for workers, industry, and the community as a whole.
It cannot be accepted for an alleged contravention that is a category 1 offence.
Only the regulator can accept an enforceable undertaking.
Further information about WHS undertakings is available in the following guides:
- WHS undertakings: Information at a glance (PDF, 364.8 KB)
- WHS undertakings: Information for an injured person, next of kin or guardian (PDF, 359.2 KB)
- WHS undertakings: Information for auditors (PDF, 337.1 KB)
- WHS undertakings: An overview (PDF, 430.1 KB)
- WHS undertakings: Guidelines for proposing a WHS undertaking (PDF, 710.6 KB)
Published list of WHS undertakings
When a WHS undertaking is accepted by the regulator, a copy of the undertaking and any variations or withdrawal will be published here.