WHS Accreditation Scheme Snapshot: Scheme projects near $200 billion

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 December 2022.

The Scheme is nearing 2,700 Scheme projects, with a total value of these projects of $195 billion. This illustrates the impact the Scheme has, and continues to have, on workers in the building and construction industry. Scheme accredited companies represent a third of all industry turnover.

The highest rate of corrective actions issued during on-site audits for the first half of the 22-23 financial year have been in:

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

In addition to these quarterly snapshots published throughout the year, the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner (OFSC) collects, analyses and publishes more extensive data reports on an annual basis. The WHS Accreditation Scheme Data Report is a comprehensive review of the previous 12-month period, with in-depth analysis of short-term and long-term trends emerging from OFSC on-site audit results and safety performance data the OFSC receives from accredited companies on an ongoing basis. This includes incident frequency rates, an overview of the OFSC on-site audit program and audit result trend analysis.

The 2021 WHS Accreditation Scheme Data Report is available on the FSC website, along with the 2020 and 2019 reports.

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