FSC Updates Top Ten Corrective Action Reports

A new fact sheet has been published on fsc.gov.au updating the top ten most commonly issued Corrective Action Reports (CARs) at first time accreditation audits for 2012-2013. The data has been published to raise awareness about unsafe trends in the industry, and to assist future applicants in recognising and eliminating common problems faced during the accreditation process.

The top three CARs at first time audits in 2012-2013 were:

OH13.8 There is a documented critical incident response process to ensure assistance is provided to workers who are exposed to critical incidents at work. This process includes, but is not limited to:

  • clearly defined roles for the coordination and initiation of critical incident response;
  • rehabilitation of injured workers;
  • employee assistance/counselling, including trauma counselling; and
  • process or procedure for review of incidents to ensure critical incident response procedures are effective.


OH13.5 There is a documented process to ensure competent persons have assessed the suitability, location and accessibility of emergency equipment.

OH12.4 There is a documented process to ensure that Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Control (HIRAC) is incorporated into procurement.

The full list of CARs is available on our Top Ten CARs page, and will be updated at the conclusion of each calendar year.