Reporting for Scheme Accreditation (current as of 1 October 2017)

Under Section 15 of the Fair Work (Building Industry - Accreditation Scheme) Regulation 2016 (the Regulations), 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. From 1 October 2017, emailed, posted or faxed forms will no longer be accepted by the OFSC. The FSC Online User Guide explains the OFSC reporting requirements and schedule.
 
Click on the FSC Online banner on the www.fsc.gov.au homepage.
FSC Online Banner that is displayed on the front page of www.fsc.gov.au
On the FSC Online homepage you can login with the eCitizen login button or register for an eCitizen account.
Picture of eCitizen Login section of FSC Online
For assistance with FSC Online, please call 1800 652 500 or email fsconline@employment.gov.au.
 
WHAT TO REPORT:
Accredited contractors are required to submit the OFSC’s WHS performance reports via FSC Online on the following schedule:
 
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.
 
Once a Scheme project has been declared, Scheme project reports must be submitted every six months with the following conditions:
 
  • A separate report must be submitted for each Scheme project;
  • Reports are due on 15 April for the previous October to March six-month period, and 15 October for the April to September six-month period;
  • An end of project report must be submitted within two weeks of the completion of a Scheme project.
 
Biannual activity reports must be submitted every six months with the following conditions:
 
  • Reports are due on 15 February for the previous July to December six-month period, and 15 July for the January to June six-month period;
  • All accredited contractors must submit a report, regardless of the number of projects that have been undertaken in the reporting period.
 
There are four categories of incident report, each with specific requirements:
 
Fatality
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.
 
Dangerous Occurrence
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.
 
Please call 1800 652 500 or email fscreporting@employment.gov.au for assistance with OFSC reporting.