Congratulations to GCG’s Senior WHS Consultants Antony Stafford and Brad Matthews in being successful in the Office of the Federal Safety Commission (OFSC) selection process, joining Brett Jones and Craig Hutton in the list of GCG accredited Federal Safety Officers (FSO).

Federal Safety Officers (FSOs) are independent consultants engaged by the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner (OFSC) to conduct audits under the Work Health and Safety Accreditation Scheme. The Scheme includes some of the strictest and most prescriptive work health and safety audit criteria in the world and enables the Australian Government to use its influence as a major construction client and provider of capital to improve the WHS performance across the construction industry. It is unique because it includes construction-specific WHS Management System requirements and examines hazards that apply to the construction industry with great rigour, based on Australia’s legislation and other requirements.

FSOs are selected through a detailed tender process run periodically by the OFSC and are assessed on a number of mandatory criteria including, but not limited to, lead auditor certification and extensive building and construction industry experience. They are also assessed on personal attributes, such as communication skills and the ability to build relationships and work collaboratively. 

Congratulations again to Antony and Brad!

If you’d like to speak with our team or learn more about the FSC, send an enquiry or call us on 1300 424 474.

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