What is FSC Online?
FSC Online allows non-accredited companies to apply online for accreditation and accredited companies to apply for reaccreditation under the Work Health and Safety Accreditation Scheme.Opens in a new window
Accredited companies also use FSC Online to submit Contract Declarations for Scheme projects, OFSC Incident Reports and Scheme Biannual Reports. Accredited companies can also view a range of metrics relating to their accreditation and WHS performance.
Do I need to be accredited?
Builders must be accredited under
the Scheme if they wish to enter into head contracts for building work that is funded directly or indirectly by the Australian Government. This requirement is subject to certain financial thresholds and does not apply to some types of building work.Opens in a new window
Provisions are available that allow unaccredited builders to enter into alliance and joint venture arrangements with accredited builders. This provision is subject to certain requirements and the FSC must approve any such arrangements. The fact sheet Alliance and Joint Venture ArrangementsOpens in a new window provides more detail.
The scheme enables the Government to use its influence as a client and provider of capital to improve the industry’s WHS performance. The Australian Government aims to promote the idea that work must be performed safely as well as on budget and on time. Builders may seek to become accredited even if they are not tendering for Australian Government funded work. Many builders become accredited to achieve best practice approaches to safety, or to be ready should they wish to tender for work covered by the scheme in future.
How will I know if I need to be accredited for a project?
Notification that a project requires an accredited builder should appear in the tender or contract documentation. If this is not clear, please contact the client to check if accreditation is required.
FSC Online is used by accredited companies to submit Contract Declarations for Scheme projects, OFSC Incident Reports and Scheme Biannual Reports. Accredited companies can also view a range of metrics relating to their accreditation and WHS performance as well reports for OFSC audits which took place after August 2016.
Contact details up to date?
You can ensure that the your company’s CEO, Audit and Reporting contact details are up to date by contacting the OFSC at firstname.lastname@example.org
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