Federal Safety Commissioner gives symbol use tick of approval

The Federal Safety Commissioner (FSC), Helen Marshall, is pleased to announce that accredited companies are now able to use the Accreditation tick symbol (shown below) when promoting their accredited status.

The symbol was developed in 2005 with the aim of promoting the FSC and increasing recognition of the Australian Government Building and Construction OHS Accreditation Scheme (the Scheme). Since then, a number of accredited companies have asked to use the symbol to clearly display their accreditation. In response to this feedback, the FSC recently registered the symbol as a trademark, allowing accredited companies to promote their accreditation on websites, letterheads, banners and other promotional material. In releasing the symbol Helen noted “it is very encouraging that companies are proud of their achievement in gaining accreditation and realise the many benefits the Scheme offers’.

The symbol is available on a hidden website link made available to accredited contractors in their letter of accreditation.