Two-Phase Implementation of National Construction Code Compliance in the Accreditation Scheme

The Federal Safety Commissioner has published a new fact sheet outlining the two-phase approach to educate and assess Work Health and Safety Accreditation Scheme (the Scheme) accredited builders’ National Construction Code (NCC) compliance.
NCC compliance is not a new requirement for the building and construction industry, but developing and demonstrating an NCC compliant system-based approach to managing high-risk building materials is a new requirement for Scheme accredited builders.
Phase one implementation will raise industry awareness, educate and build a culture of responsibility for NCC compliance in relation to high-risk building materials over a period of 24 months. Phase two is a mandatory, systems-based model which requires companies to have documented processes for the management of their building design, procurement and on-site material verification and installation.
For further information:
·         Read about the NCC at www.abcb.gov.au/Resources/Publications/Education-Training/What-is-the-NCC
·         Visit the FSC website at www.fsc.gov.au
·         Contract the FSC Assist Line on 1800 652 500
·         Contact the OFSC via email at ofsc@jobs.gov.au