Reporting for Scheme Accreditation (current as of 1 April 2019)
Under Section 15 of the Building Industry (Improving Productivity) (Accreditation Scheme) Rules 2019 (the Rules), it is a condition of accreditation that accredited contractors comply with the reporting requirements of the Scheme.
Accredited contractors are required to provide information to the OFSC on their WHS performance. The OFSC requires information from accredited contractors at different stages throughout the life of both Scheme and non-Scheme building contracts on which they are the head contractor.
Reporting on WHS performance enables the OFSC to assess the ongoing suitability of companies to remain accredited under the Scheme. WHS performance reporting also enables the OFSC to determine WHS trends and benchmarks. This in turn will allow the OFSC to provide relevant, useful best practice advice to aid in the improvement of WHS awareness and culture in the building and construction industry.
HOW TO REPORT:
All WHS reports required of accredited contractors must be completed and submitted through FSC Online.
To access FSC Online click on the FSC Online banner (example below) on the www.fsc.gov.au homepage. If you are a first time user of FSC Online, you should register for an eCitizen account by clicking on the “Register for eCitizen” button (example below) on the FSC Online homepage. eCitizen is the security system used by FSC Online to manage user logins and accounts.
If you already have an account for FSC Online, you should login on the homepage by clicking the “FSC Online Login” button (example below) on the FSC Online homepage.
For assistance with FSC Online, please call 1800 652 500 or email email@example.com
WHAT TO REPORT:
Accredited contractors are required to submit the OFSC’s WHS performance reports via FSC Online on the following schedule:
Contract Declaration Form
The contract declaration must be submitted when an agreement is reached on a tender, or a contract is signed for a project that is directly or indirectly funded by the Australian Government while meeting the Scheme thresholds.
Scheme Biannual Report
This report replaces the both the Biannual Activity Report and the Scheme Project Report from 1 April 2019.
The Scheme Biannual Report covers both Scheme and non-Scheme project data for the reporting period, as well as a range of other WHS performance indicators (such as workers compensation premium rates and claims incident rates). Scheme Biannual Reports must be submitted every six months with the following conditions:
- Reports are due by 28 February for the previous July to December six-month period, and 31 July for the January to June six-month period;
- All accredited contractors must submit a report for each reporting period during their accreditation, even if they have undertaken no building work during the reporting period.
There are four categories of incident report, each with specific requirements:
All fatalities on any projects where the accredited contractor is the head contractor, regardless of value or type, must be reported to the OFSC on 1800 652 500 immediately, and an Incident Report form must be submitted through FSC Online within 48 hours.
Lost Time Injury (LTI)
All work-related incidents on a Scheme or Non-Scheme Project where the accredited contractor is the head contractor resulting in a LTI where the project value is $4 million or more must be submitted through FSC Online:
- Notifiable* LTI reports must be submitted within 48 hours;
- Non-Notifiable LTI reports must be submitted within three weeks.
Medically Treated Injury (MTI)
All work-related incidents on Scheme Projects where the accredited contractor is the head contractor resulting in a MTI must be submitted through FSC Online:
- Notifiable* MTI reports must be submitted within 48 hours;
- Non-Notifiable MTI reports must be submitted within three weeks.
All work-related incidents on Scheme Projects where the accredited contractor is the head contractor resulting in a Dangerous Occurrence must be submitted through FSC Online:
- Notifiable* Dangerous Occurrence reports must be submitted within 48 hours. Only notifiable Dangerous Occurrences must be submitted to the OFSC
*A notifiable incident is an incident that is required to be notified under the WHS legislation covering notifiable incidents in the jurisdiction in which the project is being undertaken.