WHS Accreditation Scheme Snapshot: Injury Rate Reaches Record Low

The Federal Safety Commissioner’s WHS Accreditation Scheme (the Scheme) Snapshot provides data analysis on a quarterly basis. The latest report shows data as at the end of June 2023.

The Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) for incidents reported by accredited builders during 2022 is 1.23, which is the lowest rate since the start of the Scheme almost twenty years ago. The LTIFR calculates the number of incidents in relation to the number of hours worked, showing a more accurate representation than raw figures do.

Federal Safety Commissioner David Denney has said, “While I am pleased the data shows improvement, it is important that the building industry does not become complacent. We will continue to work with industry and make sure that appropriate systems are in place to ensure every Australian building and construction worker can go home safely at the end of each day.”

The highest rate of corrective actions issued during on-site audits during the 2022-2023 financial year have been against the following criteria:

  • Health Surveillance and Exposure Monitoring,
  • Health & Safety Management System Audit, and
  • Senior Management Commitment.

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