Audits and assessments of occupational safety and health management systems
The WorkSafe Plan is an audit and assessment process that can be used to rate safety and health management systems. It can be used for auditing to provide information and ratings on the extent to which an organisation has implemented a systematic approach to the management of safety and health and the extent to which an organisation is complying with some of the legislative requirements.
Anybody may use the WorkSafe Plan to assess their safety and health system or see how one operates. However, if you require a formal assessment of your occupational safety and health system a competent person should undertake the assessment. This is a person who has undertaken training in the audit of safety and health management systems.
If you would like a formal recognition of your occupational safety and health system, the WorkSafe Plan certificates of achievement may be awarded by WorkSafe to organisations providing they meet certain requirements. In these cases assessments must be undertaken by an independent assessor (see below). Workplaces must also be within the jurisdiction of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 to be eligible ie those under the Mines Safety Inspection Act 1994 or the Commonwealth legislation or in other states or territories are ineligible.
- WorkSafe Plan information and workbook [PDF] [editable Word]
- Work-related lost time injury/disease rate calculator
Certificates of achievement
- Certificates of achievement
- Recipients of certificates of achievements
WorkSafe Plan Assessors
Information for independent assessors
Independent assessors seeking WorkSafe Plan Certificates of Achievement are required to be well qualified and experienced safety and health professionals. In addition, they MUST:
- have minimum and current certification as a Principal or Lead OSH Auditor for safety and health management systems from RABQSA, IRCA or an equivalent body, and
undertake an information session on using the WorkSafe Plan. In relation to RABQSA, assessors must appear on the RABQSA register, available on the internet, or
- have been registered as a WorkSafe Plan assessor, under the previous version of the WorkSafe Plan superceded in November 2011.