FSC collaborates with the Construction Safety Alliance NSW

The Federal Safety Commissioner, Alan Edwards, met recently with the Construction Safety Alliance NSW (CSA) to discuss the recent changes to the operations of the Australian Building and Construction WHS Accreditation Scheme (the Scheme), and to hear feedback from industry regarding the FSC audit criteria. One of the key recommendations of the recent review into the Scheme was to help companies better prepare for audits by improving audit criteria guidance material.

The Commissioner was encouraged to receive helpful and specific feedback from CSA members, which, when combined with ongoing feedback from the OFSC’s Industry Reference Group and accredited companies, has proven invaluable in identifying the areas where clarification and further guidance is required.

He noted that “it is important to maintain the best practice standards required under the Scheme while also ensuring that accreditation is accessible for as many companies as possible. It is vital that there remains continued and meaningful engagement with our industry stakeholders so we respond to areas of confusion or concern.”

The Commissioner advised the CSA that the OFSC was about to commence a ‘roadshow’ of technical workshops and encouraged members to attend.

The event was hosted by Master Builders Association of NSW at MBA Forest Lodge, where Alan also congratulated David Solomon on his recent promotion to Executive Officer of Safety.

Alan Edwards and David Solomon

Federal Safety Commissioner Alan Edwards takes time out with Master Builders Association of NSW Executive Officer – Safety, David Solomon to discuss how the recently revised scheme has been received by the Building and Construction Industry in NSW