Changes to the Australian Government’s Building and Construction WHS Accreditation SchemeThe changes to the WHS Accreditation Scheme were effective from 1 May 2015, and include:

  • A new application form (available online or as a Word document at fsc.gov.au)
  • Revised audit criteria
  • Improved plain English guidance on the scope and application of the audit criteria.

Transitional provisions are currently in place. It’s anticipated that all re-accreditation arrangements will be finalised by 30 June 2015 and advised to all accredited companies at that time.

Any audits from 1 May 2015 onwards are now conducted against the new audit criteria. However, existing non-conformances identified from previous audits will continue to be assessed against the audit criteria under which the non-conformance was raised.

For further information visit www.fsc.gov.au or contact the assist line on 1800 652 500.

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