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Legal risk assessment services

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Risk provides independent Work Health and Safety (WHS) and Workplace Relations investigation, assurance and consulting services.

This service is currently available in Australia, please fill in the form below for more information.

Our speciality areas include:

  • Investigations
  • WHS Management Systems and documentation
  • Risk Management
  • Assurance activities

By offering agile and accessible WHS and Workplace Relations expertise, we help businesses manage their compliance and legislative obligations whilst achieving business objectives.

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Our services

Assurance activities

We provide compliance and Officer Due Diligence audits, inspections and reviews, including Workplace policies and procedures compliance reviews to meet regulatory and internal requirements.

Crisis management

We work with our clients to develop management and communication plans to action in the event of a crisis in the workplace, as well as being available to ensure the scene or issue is managed appropriately.


We conduct efficient and effective independent investigations into workplace safety incidents, allegations of inappropriate workplace behaviour, and workers' compensation matters to determine causal and contributing factors and to identify system or cultural failures and/or non-compliance with policies and procedures.

WHS Management Systems & Documentation

Our WHS experts develop and review WHS management systems, WHS Plans, Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS), Risk Assessments and specific procedures, including emergency planning documentation. We also conduct management systems gap analyses against relevant legislative requirements and standards.

WHS resourcing

We provide advice, support and assistance with all the duties of a Safety Manager. We can embed qualified and experienced personnel within your business to assist in undertaking WHS functions of the business for periods of time, or for a specific project or initiative rollout.


We design and deliver tailored training packages to address specific risks or issues. We also deliver in-house training on relevant workplace health and safety and workplace relations topics, including training and advice on how to best conduct internal employee misconduct and safety investigations.

Strategic planning

We assist clients to develop WHS strategies and plans and set clear and specific objectives and targets to be achieved to continually improve WHS performance.

Contractor WHS management

We design and develop processes for clients to effectively pre-qualify and manage contractors. We also undertake assurance activities to assess contractor compliance with established WHS requirements.

Risk management

We develop management frameworks and strategies for clients, whether holistic or specific, including Risk Assessment workshop facilitation, Lead Indicators (identification and measuring), Hazardous Manual Tasks, Plant and Equipment and workplace physical inspections and risk assessments.

Enforceable undertakings

Our team can provide advice and assistance in the development of Enforceable Undertakings. Our safety experts can also provide independent verification of Enforceable Undertaking deliverables.

Case Studies

DWF Risk appointed to conduct workplace relations investigations regarding a not-for-profit organisation

The not-for-profit (NFP) organisation has a workforce of over 500 staff members who provide services to over 700,000 young people each year, and operate across almost 70 locations in Queensland. The services they offer include youth counselling, education, care, and sport and recreational activities. DWF Risk was recently appointed to investigate sensitive complaint claims made by employees of the NFP organisation.

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DWF Risk engaged by international construction contractor to assist with WHS improvements at a major Brisbane development

The construction contractor was established in Australia in 1962, and has since delivered more than 1,000 projects across the globe. They recently commenced work on a $3.6 billion Integrated Resort Development in Brisbane, and approached Darren Sharry from DWF Risk to provide independent WHS observations in relation to cranes and lifting operations, and materials movement.

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A Queensland regional council engages DWF Risk to conduct a WHSMS review and audit

A regional council in Queensland (Council) approached DWF Risk looking for assistance with a review of their Work Health and Safety Management System (WHSMS). Council required an audit of their existing WHSMS against a number of standards and legislative requirements, and also needed assistance with reviewing their incident reporting software platform to identify gaps and areas for improvement.

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DWF Risk engaged to facilitate WHS risk assessment to inform COVID-19 response plans at a large State government regional health service

DWF Risk was recently engaged to assist a health sector client in understanding and managing Work Health and Safety risks related to COVID-19. The risk assessment was integral in the development of the client's COVID-19 response plans. 

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DWF Risk engaged by a business in the energy sector to develop WHS Management System

DWF Risk was engaged by a business in the energy sector to develop a systematic approach to comply with the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld). Enerdrive is a small Australian business who manufacture and supply independent and mobile power solutions. They have been active in the Australian energy sector for almost 12 years.

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DWF Risk conducts an independent workplace investigation following a workers' compensation claim for workplace stress

DWF Risk was recently engaged by a client in the higher education sector to investigate the circumstances giving rise to a workers' compensation claim for workplace stress.

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DWF Risk assists businesses in creating and maintaining COVID resilient workplaces

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way businesses and workplaces operate in Australia and across the globe, and it is now a legal requirement for most Australian businesses to have some form of COVID Safe Plan in place to continue operating. It is crucial for businesses to understand the steps that they need to take to comply with the relevant public health orders and directions in their state or territory, as well as their work health and safety legislative obligations.

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T +44 333 320 2220
+44 333 320 4440