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Federal Safety Commissioner

Employment and Workplace Relations
The Commissioner administers the Australian Government Building and Construction WHS Accreditation Scheme. Only companies accredited by the Commissioner may undertake Commonwealth-funded building and construction projects subject to certain financial thresholds. The Commissioner promotes improvements in safety more broadly in the industry and now also ensures that only building products that meet the Australian Standard are utilised on Commonwealth funded projects. The position was established by the Fair Work (Building Industry) Act 2012, and continued in existence by the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    10-14 Mort Street
    Canberra ACT 2601
    Australia

Key People

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