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:

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.