Due Diligence Index Launch

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
08.30 - 14.00
Regulatory & Investigations

Due Diligence Index Launch

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
08.30 - 14.00
Regulatory & Investigations

Overview & Audience

The launch of our international Due Diligence Index – Safety (DDI-S) board health and safety performance reporting tool which has been developed through an open collaboration between Clyde & Co, Professor Sidney Dekker, Art of Work and a number of pilot participants including health and safety professionals from Qube, Hansen Yuncken, Transgrid, Serco, QUU, Brisbane Airport Corporation and Aurizon.

The DDI-S has been developed to provide a metric for Boards and Executives of organisations to understand the presence of safety in their organisation by collecting and reporting on the state of assurance activity being taken at the organisational level.  It is also aligned to the personal health and safety legal obligations of organisational officers to exercise due diligence. This game changing index is set to be a fixture in the future of work worldwide and will eventually replace outdated safety measures that not only provide poor insights to executives and boards about the true safety performance of their organisation but can lead to devastating safety outcomes.

This special conference event will give you a chance to hear from leading experts and academics, Michael Tooma and Professor Sidney Dekker on the need for changing the approach to board health and safety performance reporting, to see a demonstration of the revolutionary index and hear from the pilot organisations on why they see the need for the index and what they have learnt during their involvement in this project. 

Please join us in celebrating the launch of this tool and learn how you can be part of this change to see that organisational leaders obtain greater insights into how to make work safe in a way that provides consistency and allows comparability between organisations.



8:30 - 9:15 Registration, Breakfast & Networking
9:15 - 9:30 Welcome
Alena Titterton (Clyde & Co Regulatory & Investigations Partner)
9:30 - 10:30 In Conversation

Michael Tooma (Clyde & Co Managing Partner and Global Head of Health and Safety Practice) & Professor Sidney Dekker (Griffith University)

Authors of A capacity index to replace flawed incident-based metrics for worker safety, International Labour Review

This Q&A conversation will cover:

  • What is wrong with traditional health and safety performance board metrics?
  • What are the relevant legal obligations in the context of health and safety board performance reporting?

Why should board health and safety metrics be based on safety capacity?

10:30 - 11:15

Introducing the Due Diligence Index 

Alena Titterton (Clyde & Co), Kelvin Genn (Art of Work) 

  • About the Due Diligence Index-Safety (DDI-S) Standard
  • Live Demonstration of the Safety Capacity Metrics that Make up the DDI-S
  • About the Due Diligence Index-Council
11:15 -11:30 Morning Tea Break
11:30 - 12:00 Case Study

Kurt Warren (National HSE & Quality Manager, Hansen Yuncken)

Observations & Lessons from the Introduction of Enhanced Due Diligence Metrics at Hansen Yuncken
12:00 - 12:30 Q&A with Due Diligence Index Pilot Participants
12:30 - 2:00 Close and join us for lunch


Harbourside Room, Museum of Contemporary Art 140 George Street The Rocks
140 George Street The Rocks
NSW 2000