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Enforceable undertakings (WHS)

A WHS undertaking is a legal agreement that obliges an organisation to carry out specific activities to improve worker health and safety as well as delivering benefits to the mining industry and the broader community.

When an alleged contravention of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 has occurred, the Regulator may accept a Work Health and Safety (WHS) undertaking instead of initiating a prosecution.

A WHS undertaking is a legal agreement that obliges an organisation to carry out specific activities to improve worker health and safety as well as delivering benefits to the mining industry and the broader community.

For more information download the Enforceable undertaking guidelines (PDF, 304.06 KB)

Work Health Safety undertakings

Bloomfield Collieries Pty Ltd

Enforceable undertaking (PDF, 1.51 MB)
Decision(s): Decision (PDF, 620.96 KB) (12 December 2018)
Variation(s): Notice of variation to WHS undertaking (PDF, 210.57 KB) (25 September 2019)
Completed: 12 December 2020
Resources: Video: Mental Safety

Centennial Myuna and Sandvik Construction Redhead

Clarence Coal Pty Limited

Enforceable undertaking (PDF, 1.2 MB) | Enforceable undertaking (PDF, 1.56 MB) (Rejected)
Decision(s): Decision (PDF, 189.14 KB) (7 May 2020) | Decision (PDF, 569.09 KB) (Rejected 24 February 2020) 
Variation(s): Notice of variation to WHS undertaking (PDF, 205.79 KB) (8 Mar 2021) Notice of variation to WHS undertaking (PDF, 162.89 KB) (9 Nov 2021)
Completed: In progress
Resources: VRFR training video | Centennial Strata Incident Animation | Trials of the Thin Sprayed Liner “Silcrete” for Rib Control (Report)

Disclaimer: The Resources Regulator does not endorse the product used in the trials referred to in the report. The report should not be considered to be technical advice endorsed by the Resources Regulator.

Coal & Allied (NSW) Pty Ltd

Enforceable undertaking (PDF, 1.27 MB)
Decision(s): Decision (PDF, 289.96 KB) (20 October 2017)
Completed: 28 October 2019

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation, Heritage Stoneworks

Enforceable undertaking (PDF, 16.98 MB)
Decision(s): Decision (PDF, 851.42 KB) (6 February 2018)
Completed: 15 November 2019

Donaldson Coal Pty Ltd

Endeavour Coal Pty Ltd

General Carrying 

Enforceable undertaking (PDF, 914.59 KB)
Decision(s): Decision (PDF, 75.65 KB) (13 May 2015)
Completed: 16 September 2016

Mangoola Coal Operations Pty Ltd

WHS undertaking (PDF, 1.24 MB)
Decision(s): Decision (PDF, 264.87 KB) (25 September 2018)
Completed: 25 March 2020
Resources: Cab riser separation failure - Final report (PDF, 8.16 MB)

Maules Creek Coal Pty Ltd

Enforceable undertaking (PDF, 1.46 MB) | Enforceable undertaking (PDF, 4.97 MB) (Rejected)
Decison(s): Decision (PDF, 156.75 KB) (6 July 2020) | Decision (PDF, 172.84 KB) (Rejected 28 Apr 2020)
Completed: In progress
Resources: Under development 

Mt Arthur Coal Pty Limited

Otraco International Pty Limited

Sibelco Australia Limited

Enforceable undertaking (PDF, 18.86 MB)
Decision(s): Decision (PDF, 3.51 MB) (14 November 2018)
Variation(s): Notice of variation to WHS undertaking (PDF, 174.74 KB) (7 May 2020) | Notice of variation to WHS undertaking (PDF, 203.19 KB) (13 January 2021)
Completed: 31 January 2021
Resources: Falls from mobile plant (video)

Springvale Coal Pty Limited

Enforceable undertaking (PDF, 1.64 MB)
Decision(s): Decision (PDF, 193.68 KB) (7 December 2020)
Completed: In progress
Resources: Under development

Ulan Coal Mines Limited & Ulan West Operations Pty Ltd

Winder Controls Australia Pty Ltd

Enforceable undertaking (PDF, 444.59 KB)
Decision(s): Decision  (PDF, 196.92 KB)(7 February 2022)
Completed: In progress
Resources: Under development 

Work health and safety enforceable undertakings are also available in the document library