Our Due Diligence Training Courses will provide you with a solid foundational understanding of your OHS related obligations as a board member or senior leader. One-hour public courses available, or longer as needed for customised training.


These courses are delivered by one of our Senior OHS Consultants alongside the leading Barrister in the area of Occupational Health and Safety – Stephen Russell LLB LLM, Victorian Bar. Senior leaders, board members, and company directors should consider this course if they require an overview of Occupational Health and Safety Legislation and need to understand their WHS/OHS responsibilities when sitting in these positions.  




(Longer, in-depth training available for customised group bookings)


(Face-to-face delivery available for customised group bookings, when safe to do so)


(Reach out for a quotation for customised group bookings)


Course Outline

  • The Legislative Framework
  • Responsibilities: OHS/WHS Duties, Due Diligence, Reasonable Care
  • What is Reasonably Practicable?
  • Who holds the role of an Officer?
  • An Industrial Manslaughter overview
  • Failures to Comply with OHS Legislation and the Associated Penalties
  • Legal Privilege
  • Case Studies
  • Questions


Presented By 

Stephen Russell | LLB LLM

Stephen Russell LLB LLM joined the Victorian Bar in November 1989. Since that time he has developed a substantial practice in criminal law, notably in jury trials in the County and Supreme Courts. He is considered as one of the leading barristers in the area of Occupational Health and Safety and has been involved in a significant number of major cases in that area. He successfully represented the Beaconsfield Gold Mine and the senior mine managers in the Special Investigation conducted by the Tasmanian Government and the Inquest resulting from the accident at the mine on Anzac Day 2006. He has achieved preeminent status in Safety with Doyles.

Elaine McGuigan | MAppSc (OHS), GradDip (OHSMS)

Elaine brings an incredible wealth of knowledge in work health and safety following a career spanning twenty years working in both private and public sector businesses across Australia. She is an experienced OHS professional with demonstrated expertise in the development and implementation of OHS governance and compliance frameworks. Elaine holds tertiary qualifications in OHS, is a certified OHSMS Lead Auditor and a certified OHS Professional member with AIHS.

Mary Kikas | GradDip (OHS Management), GradDip (Ergonomics), BachAppSc (Physiotherapy)

Mary has extensive experience in occupational health, safety and wellbeing across a broad range of industries in both the private and public sector, across Australia. She is a highly experienced OHS professional with expertise in the development and implementation of enterprise governance and compliance frameworks. She also works in matters of Common Law, Public and Product liability, TAC and Building Regulatory compliance, as an expert witness. Mary holds office as a member of the Committee of Management for a NFP organisation. Mary holds tertiary qualifications in OHS, ergonomics and physiotherapy. She is a certified OHSMS Principal Auditor and a certified OHS Professional member with the AIHS.


Course Dates and Times

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Customised Training and Group Bookings

This course can be tailored to suit your organisational needs, and can be delivered to groups of people in a private session.  Additionally, whilst our one-hour Due Diligence Training is offered virtually on the dates outlined on our website, we can deliver customised, group sessions face-to-face – on our premises or your own – where it is safe for all parties to do so in the current climate. For group bookings, please reach out to us on 1300 101 647 or complete this form.