Enforceable undertaking

An enforceable undertaking operates as an alternative to a court imposed sanction for an alleged contravention of the Work Health and Safety Act 2012.

An enforceable 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.

For further information about accepting enforceable undertakings, please refer to our Guidelines (under development; please check back soon) for the acceptance of an enforceable undertaking.