If you make or influence the significant financial or operational decisions of a business, it is likely you are an officer. This means you have specific obligations under work health and safety (WHS) laws.

An officer is someone whose influential role means they can do things to ensure the business has the resources and systems it needs to make work safe and comply with WHS laws. This means an officer can determine the success or failing of WHS measures.

We have developed videos and information sheets to help small businesses work out who is an officer in their business and guide them through the officers’ duty under WHS laws.

A broader guide for officers of businesses of all sizes is also available.

Access the resources on our dedicated web page for officers.