Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner

The Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner (OFSC) is part of the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations. The OFSC aims to promote and improve WHS in the Australian building and construction industry through the management of the Work Health and Safety Accreditation Scheme (the Scheme) and support for the Federal Safety Commissioner (FSC).

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Established in 2005, the FSC works with industry and government stakeholders towards achieving the highest possible work health and safety standards on Australian building and construction projects.

The Scheme requires building and construction companies to adhere to a range of operational and reporting practices to improve site safety. Subject to certain financial thresholds, only builders that are accredited under the Scheme can enter into head contracts for building work that is funded by the Australian Government. This enables the Australian Government to use its influence as a major construction client and provider of capital to improve the WHS performance of the industry. ​

For further information visit the FSC website.