Scheme Rule Changes
On 21 March 2019, the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) (Accreditation Scheme) Rules 2019 (the Rules) came into effect. The Rules repeal and replace the Fair Work (Building Industry – Accreditation Scheme) Regulation 2016 which prescribe the WHS Accreditation Scheme (the Scheme) for persons who wish to carry out Commonwealth funded building work.
The remade Rules reduce regulatory burden and clarify the operation and application of the Scheme. The Rules facilitate the performance of the Federal Safety Commissioner’s (FSC) function in relation to auditing compliance with National Construction Code performance requirements in relation to building materials. The Rules also amend the definition of building work to exclude offsite pre-fabrication and the transport or supply of goods directly to building sites.