The changes to the WHS Accreditation Scheme were effective from 1 May 2015, and include:
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.