Directors and officers must take steps to assess a business’ exposure, obtain relevant advice where necessary and ask relevant questions to minimise exposure.
Officers of organisations need to give consideration to such measures as part of discharging their due diligence duties under the Workplace Health and Safety legislation, which include ensuring that the person conducting the business or undertaking uses appropriate resources and processes to eliminate or minimise risks to health and safety as a result of the work being carried out.
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Subject to certain financial thresholds, only builders who are accredited under the Scheme can enter into head contracts for building work that is funded directly or indirectly by the Australian Government.
What is directly funded building work?
Projects are considered to be directly funded where an Australian Government agency has responsibility for the project funding and development, for example a Defence facility, Medicare or Centrelink Office or a fit-out or refurbishment of existing Australian Government office accommodation.
The Scheme applies to projects that are directly funded by the Australian Government with a value of $4 million or more.
What is indirectly funded building work?
Projects are considered indirectly funded where an Australian Government agency contributes funding to a recipient through a funding agreement, grant or other program, for example road construction projects funded by the Australian Government or a new school built by a state government using funding provided by the Australian Government.
The Scheme applies to projects that are indirectly funded by the Australian Government where:
If these conditions are met, then any builder who is a head contractor will need to be accredited.
Applicants must be complaint to
Applicants must satisfy the following criteria to obtain accreditation to Federal Safety Commission requirements: