2016-17 OFSC Regulator Performance Framework Report available now

Though the Federal Safety Commissioner is not a safety regulator, it holds those entities undertaking Commonwealth funded building work to a higher safety standard through the WHS Accreditation Scheme, in order to use Commonwealth purchasing power to influence the general level of safety in the industry.
As such, consistent with all Commonwealth regulators that administer, monitor or enforce regulation, the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner (OFSC) is required to implement the Australian Government Regulator Performance Framework (the Framework) and report against it annually.
The OFSC is pleased to announce that its Regulator Performance Framework 2016-17 Report is now available online.
The OFSC’s Report addresses the six Key Performance Indicator (KPI) areas defined in the Framework, and demonstrates the strong performance of the OFSC against all KPIs. Highlights in 2016-17 included:
  • Client survey findings which indicated 97 per cent of respondents were satisfied with the level of service provided by the OFSC.
  • 84 per cent of clients stated that accreditation represented value for money.
  • 98 per cent of respondents agreed that the OFSC guidance material was readily accessible and 84 per cent agreed the material was easy to understand.
  • The OFSC improved its online services to simplify and increase the efficiency of interactions with regulated entities.
  • The OFSC continued to implement its risk based compliance model which provided earned autonomy and reduced red tape for regulated entities posing a low risk of non‑compliance. As at 30 June 2017, 67 per cent of accreditations had been given a risk rating (up from 45 percent a year earlier).
Further information on the Regulator Performance Framework and the full OFSC 2016-17 Report can be found on the Regulator Performance Framework page.