NSW Government Work Health & Safety Management Systems (WHSMS) Guidelines (Edition 5)
The NSW Government WHSMS Guidelines set out the criteria for the minimum requirements of a Corporate WHS Management Systems, as required to undertake construction and infrastructure projects (for all contracts valued at $1million or more) for NSW Government agencies.
The Guidelines have been developed to enable NSW Government agencies which undertake construction and infrastructure projects to work with the construction industry in a manner that:
Continually improves health and safety for all stakeholders
Provides a consistent minimum standard across all NSW construction and infrastructure projects
Facilitates a systematic approach to safety management
Improves planning and reduces accidents
Supports all stakeholders in demonstrating they are meeting their obligations under WHS legislation.
Some things you should know…
If your business is already Accredited (or working towards Accreditation) under the Australian Government Building and Construction OHS Accreditation Scheme (Office of the Federal Safety Commission), this is deemed to comply with the requirements of the NSW Government WHSMS Guidelines (Edition 5), and you don’t need this separate Certification to the Guidelines.
In December 2019, Edition 6 of the Guidelines was published. Read all about the updates here in our Blog.