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SLI 2005 No. 305 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to Fair Work (Building Industry - Accreditation Scheme) Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 1)
These Regulations establish an OHS accreditation scheme to be administered by the Federal Safety Commissioner for persons who wish to enter into building contracts with the Commonwealth or Commonwealth Authorities. The scheme will be known as the Australian Government Building and Construction Occupational Health and Safety Accreditation Scheme.
Administered by: Employment
Registered 28 Sep 2012
Start Date 28 Sep 2012
End Date 31 Dec 2014
Date of repeal 12 Mar 2016
Repealed by Fair Work (Building Industry—Accreditation Scheme) Regulation 2016
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Fair Work (Building Industry—Accreditation Scheme) Regulations 2005

Select Legislative Instrument 2005 No. 305 as amended

made under the

This compilation was prepared on 28 September 2012
taking into account amendments up to SLI 2012 No. 235

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing,
Attorney‑General’s Department, Canberra


Contents

Part 1                          Preliminary                                                                 

                        1      Name of Regulations [see Note 1]                                    4

                        2      Commencement [see Note 1]                                           4

                        3      Definitions                                                                      4

Part 2                          Accreditation scheme                                             

Division 2.1                 Accreditation scheme                                                     

                        4      Accreditation scheme                                                      6

Division 2.2                 Accreditation authority                                                   

                        5      Accreditation authority                                                     6

Division 2.3                 How persons are accredited under the accreditation scheme        

Subdivision A               Requirements for accreditation                                                        

                        6      Accreditation by the Federal Safety Commissioner           6

Subdivision B               Who may apply for accreditation under the scheme?                 

                        7      Who may apply for accreditation?                                    7

Subdivision C               Application                                                                                               

                        8      Form of application                                                         7

                        9      Matters to accompany application                                   8

                       10      Further information                                                          8

Division 2.4                 Pre‑accreditation audits                                                  

                       11      Pre‑accreditation audit and the audit process                   9

Division 2.5                 Decision on an application                                             

                       12      Federal Safety Commissioner to decide application        10

                       13      Period of accreditation                                                  10

Division 2.6                 Conditions on accreditation                                            

                       14      Conditions that apply to all accredited persons               11

                       15      Federal Safety Commissioner may impose further conditions           12

                       16      Audit process                                                               12

Division 2.7                 Breach of conditions on accreditation                            

                       17      Breach of conditions                                                     13

                       18      Notices under this Division                                            13

Division 2.8                 Review of decisions                                                        

Subdivision A               Reviewable decisions                                                                          

                       19      Reviewable decisions                                                    14

Subdivision B               Internal review of decisions                                                               

                       20      Internal review of decisions                                            14

                       21      Notice of decisions                                                       16

Subdivision C               AAT review of reviewable decisions                                                

                       22      AAT review                                                                    16

Division 2.9                 Federal Safety Commissioner etc not liable for conduct in good faith      

                       23      Federal Safety Commissioner etc not liable for conduct in good faith           16

Part 3                          Prescribed building work                                       

                       24      Prescribed building work                                               17

Notes                                                                                                          20

 


Part 1                 Preliminary

  

1              Name of Regulations [see Note 1]

                These Regulations are the Fair Work (Building Industry—Accreditation Scheme) Regulations 2005.

2              Commencement [see Note 1]

                These Regulations commence on the day after they are registered.

3              Definitions

                In these Regulations:

AAT means the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Act means the Fair Work (Building Industry) Act 2012.

AS/NZS 4801:2001 means AS/NZS 4801:2001: Occupational health and safety management systems — Specification with guidance for use.

joint venture means an unincorporated enterprise that is constituted by 2 or more persons in common and in which:

                (a)    each member is not an individual; and

               (b)    at least one member is an accredited person and at least one member is not an accredited person.

OHSAS 18001:2007 means OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems — Specifications.

standard workers’ compensation claims means the number of accepted workers’ compensation claims which resulted in a fatality, permanent disability, or a temporary disability requiring an absence from work of 1 or more working weeks.

WHS means workplace health and safety.

Workplace Health and Safety Management System, or WHSMS, means a system that complies with requirements set out in AS/NZS 4801:2001.

Note   Several other words and expressions used in these Regulations have the meaning given in the Act. For example:

·      accredited person (subsection 35 (8))

·      builder (subsection 35 (8))

·      building contractor (section 4)

·      building work (section 5)

·      Commonwealth authority (subsection  35 (8))

·      constitutional corporation (section 4)

·      Federal Safety Commissioner (section 4)

·      Federal Safety Officer (section 4)

·      occupier (section 4)

·      premises (section 4).

Part 2                 Accreditation scheme

Division 2.1           Accreditation scheme

4              Accreditation scheme

                For subsection  35 (1) of the Act, the following accreditation scheme is prescribed.

Division 2.2           Accreditation authority

5              Accreditation authority

                For subsection 35 (2) of the Act, the Federal Safety Commissioner is the accrediting authority under the accreditation scheme.

Division 2.3           How persons are accredited under the accreditation scheme

Subdivision A              Requirements for accreditation

6              Accreditation by the Federal Safety Commissioner

         (1)   The Federal Safety Commissioner may accredit a person under the accreditation scheme if:

                (a)    the person is a person who, under Subdivision B, may apply for accreditation under the accreditation scheme; and

               (b)    the person (the applicant) applies as provided for in Subdivision C; and

                (c)    the applicant has agreed to the pre‑accreditation audit and audit process mentioned in Division 2.4; and

               (d)    the Federal Safety Commissioner is satisfied that the applicant has appropriate WHS policies and procedures and safe work practices.

         (2)   In deciding an application, the Federal Safety Commissioner must have regard to the following matters:

                (a)    whether the applicant’s WHSMS:

                          (i)    has been certified to AS/NZS 4801:2001 as in force when this paragraph commences; or

                         (ii)    has been certified to OHSAS 18001:2007 as in force when this paragraph commences;

               (b)    the applicant’s experience (if any) in dealing with construction hazards or high risk activities;

                (c)    the applicant’s record in relation to workplace safety;

               (d)    the findings of a pre‑accreditation audit.

         (3)   The Federal Safety Commissioner must also have regard to the performance of the applicant against the following focus points:

                (a)    demonstrated senior management commitment to WHS;

               (b)    demonstrated effective subcontractor WHS management;

                (c)    integration of safe design principles into the risk management process;

               (d)    whole of project WHS consultation and communication;

                (e)    whole of project WHS performance measurement;

                (f)    WHS training requirements.

Subdivision B              Who may apply for accreditation under the scheme?

7              Who may apply for accreditation?

                A person (other than an individual) may apply to the Federal Safety Commissioner for accreditation under the accreditation scheme.

Subdivision C              Application

8              Form of application

                An application must be made in a form approved by the Federal Safety Commissioner for this regulation.

9              Matters to accompany application

                The following must accompany an application made under regulation 7:

                (a)    a copy of a certificate mentioned in paragraph 6 (2) (a);

               (b)    evidence of the applicant’s experience (if any) in dealing with construction hazards or high risk activities;

                (c)    an indication that the applicant has agreed to the pre‑accreditation audit and process mentioned in Division 2.4;

               (d)    evidence of the commitment of the applicant’s senior management to appropriate WHS policies and procedures and safe work practices;

                (e)    evidence of the applicant’s work practices in relation to the applicant’s building contractors and the applicant’s building sites;

                (f)    evidence that the applicant integrates safe design principles into the risk management process;

               (g)    evidence that the applicant has mechanisms for effective consultation and communication of WHS issues across an entire project;

               (h)    evidence of the applicant’s capability to collect and analyse information about, and report on, WHS performance across an entire project;

                (i)    evidence that the applicant ensures that workers at all levels on a project are suitably trained and competent to deal with WHS risks associated with the project.

10            Further information

         (1)   For the purposes of making a decision under subregulation 12 (1), the Federal Safety Commissioner may, by notice in writing, request further information from the applicant.

         (2)   The notice must set out:

                (a)    the information sought; and

               (b)    the date by which the information is to be provided to the Federal Safety Commissioner.

         (3)   The information must be provided within the period specified in the notice.

         (4)   The Federal Safety Commissioner is not required to consider an application while waiting for the information to be provided.

         (5)   If the information is not provided within the period specified in the notice, the application is taken to have been withdrawn.

Division 2.4           Pre‑accreditation audits

11            Pre‑accreditation audit and the audit process

         (1)   For paragraph 6 (1) (c), the applicant must agree to be audited for the purpose of the Federal Safety Commissioner determining if he or she is satisfied that the applicant has appropriate WHS policies and procedures and safe work practices (see paragraph 6 (1) (d)).

         (2)   For paragraph 6 (1) (c), the audit process that the applicant must agree to is as follows:

                (a)    if the applicant is a constitutional corporation — a Federal Safety Officer (FSO) will carry out the audit exercising the powers set out in section 63 of the Act (the section 63 powers) in relation to the premises mentioned in section 63 of the Act;

               (b)    if the applicant is not a constitutional corporation — an FSO will carry out the audit exercising equivalent powers to the section 63 powers in relation to the following premises:

                          (i)    premises or building sites over which the applicant exercises control (as long as the premises are not premises covered by subsection 63 (4) of the Act);

                         (ii)    premises or building sites that the occupier agrees to the FSO entering for the purposes of exercising the powers.

Note   See Chapter 7 of the Building and Construction Industry Improvement Regulations 2005 for matters relating to the exercise of section 63 powers.

Division 2.5           Decision on an application

12            Federal Safety Commissioner to decide application

         (1)   The Federal Safety Commissioner must decide an application for accreditation, including:

                (a)    the period of accreditation (which must not be longer than 3 years); and

               (b)    whether or not the applicant is to be accredited subject to a condition.

         (2)   As soon as practicable after deciding an application, the Federal Safety Commissioner must notify the applicant in writing of the decision.

         (3)   The notice must set out:

                (a)    the decision; and

               (b)    if the applicant is successful:

                          (i)    the date from which the applicant is accredited; and

                         (ii)    the period of accreditation; and

                (c)    if the applicant is successful, the conditions on the accreditation operating at accreditation (see Division 2.6); and

               (d)    if the applicant is unsuccessful:

                          (i)    the reasons for the decision; and

                         (ii)    a statement of the applicant’s review rights under Division 2.8.

13            Period of accreditation

         (1)   If the period of accreditation commenced before 31 July 2006, the period of accreditation ends 12 months after the date on which the period of accreditation commenced.

Note   The period of accreditation commenced on the date notified under paragraph 12 (3) (b).

         (2)   The period must not be extended.

         (3)   If the period of accreditation commences on or after 31 July 2006, and before 1 October 2006, the period of accreditation ends at the end of 31 July 2007.

Note   The period of accreditation commences on the date notified under paragraph 12 (3) (b).

         (4)   If the period of accreditation commences on or after 1 October 2006, the period of accreditation is the period determined by the Federal Safety Commissioner under subregulation 12 (1).

Note   The period of accreditation commences on the date notified under paragraph 12 (3) (b).

         (5)   The period under subregulation (3) or (4) must not be extended.

Note   At the end of the period of accreditation, to remain accredited, an accredited person must apply for a new accreditation.

Division 2.6           Conditions on accreditation

14            Conditions that apply to all accredited persons

         (1)   The following conditions apply to an accredited person:

                (a)    the person has at all times appropriate WHS policies and procedures and safe work practices;

               (b)    the person agrees to the post‑accreditation audits and the audit process mentioned in regulation 16;

                (c)    the person agrees to comply with the reporting requirements notified to the person under subregulation (2);

               (d)    the person complies with the conditions of accreditation.

         (2)   The Federal Safety Commissioner must notify the person in writing of the reporting requirements that the person must comply with.

15            Federal Safety Commissioner may impose further conditions

         (1)   On or after the accreditation of a person, the Federal Safety Commissioner may, by notice in writing, impose on the accredited person a further condition of accreditation.

         (2)   If the Federal Safety Commissioner imposes a further condition under subregulation (1) after accreditation, the Federal Safety Commissioner must give the person notice in writing of the imposition of the condition and the terms of the condition.

         (3)   The notice must also include a statement:

                (a)    setting out the reason that the condition was imposed; and

               (b)    as to the person’s review rights under Division 2.8.

16            Audit process

                For paragraph 14 (1) (b), the audit process the accredited person must agree to is as follows:

                (a)    if the person is a constitutional corporation or an accredited person undertaking building work in a Territory — a Federal Safety Officer (FSO) will carry out the audit exercising the powers set out in section 63 of the Act (the section 63 powers) in relation to the premises mentioned in section 63 of the Act;

               (b)    if the person is not a person mentioned in paragraph (a) — an FSO will carry out the audit exercising equivalent powers to the section 63 powers in relation to the following premises:

                          (i)    premises or building sites over which the accredited person exercises control (as long as the premises are not premises covered by subsection 63 (4) of the Act);

                         (ii)    premises or building sites that the occupier agrees to the FSO entering for the purposes of exercising the powers.

Note   See Chapter 7 of the Building and Construction Industry Improvement Regulations 2005 for matters relating to the exercise of section 63 powers.

Division 2.7           Breach of conditions on accreditation

17            Breach of conditions

         (1)   If an accredited person breaches a condition of accreditation, the Federal Safety Commissioner may do any or all of the following in respect of the breach:

                (a)    impose a further condition of accreditation;

               (b)    suspend the person’s accreditation;

                (c)    if the Federal Safety Commissioner is satisfied that the person’s work practices are not safe, revoke the person’s accreditation.

         (2)   If:

                (a)    the Federal Safety Commissioner does a thing mentioned in paragraph (1) (a) or (b) in respect of a breach (the first breach); and

               (b)    the Federal Safety Commissioner later becomes satisfied that the person’s work practices are not safe (either because of the first breach or because of another breach of a condition of accreditation);

the Commissioner may revoke the person’s accreditation even if the period for fulfilling any condition or the period of any suspension has not ended.

18            Notices under this Division

         (1)   If the Federal Safety Commissioner imposes on a person a further condition of accreditation under paragraph 17 (1) (a), the Federal Safety Commissioner must give the person notice in writing of the imposition of the condition and the terms of the condition.

         (2)   If the Federal Safety Commissioner suspends the person’s accreditation under paragraph 17 (1) (b), the Commissioner must give the person notice in writing of the suspension, the date that the suspension takes effect and the period of the suspension.

         (3)   If the Federal Safety Commissioner revokes the person’s accreditation under paragraph 17 (1) (c) or subregulation 17 (2), the Commissioner must give the person notice in writing of the revocation and the date from which the revocation takes effect.

         (4)   A notice under this regulation must also include a statement:

                (a)    setting out the reason that the condition was imposed or that the accreditation was suspended or revoked, as the case may be; and

               (b)    as to the person’s review rights under Division 2.8.

Division 2.8           Review of decisions

Subdivision A              Reviewable decisions

19            Reviewable decisions

                The decisions in the table are reviewable decisions.

 

Item

Decision

Provisions

1

To refuse to accredit a person

subregulation 12 (1)

1A

To determine a period of less than 3 years’ accreditation

subregulation 12 (1)

2

To impose a condition of accreditation

subregulation 15 (1) or paragraph 17 (1) (a)

3

To suspend an accredited person’s accreditation

paragraph 17 (1) (b)

4

To revoke an accredited person’s accreditation

paragraph 17 (1) (c) or subregulation 17 (2)

Subdivision B              Internal review of decisions

20            Internal review of decisions

         (1)   A person whose interests are affected by a reviewable decision may request a reconsideration of the decision.

         (2)   The person’s request must be made by written notice given to the Federal Safety Commissioner within 28 days after the day on which the person first received the notice of the decision.

         (3)   The notice must set out the reasons for making the request.

         (4)   The Federal Safety Commissioner must, as soon as practicable after receiving a notice under subregulation (2), cause the decision to be reviewed by a person (the reviewer) specified in subregulation (5) or (6).

         (5)   If the Federal Safety Commissioner made the decision — a person:

                (a)    to whom the Federal Safety Commissioner’s powers under the accreditation scheme are delegated; and

               (b)    who was not involved in making the decision.

         (6)   If the Federal Safety Commissioner did not make the decision — either:

                (a)    the Federal Safety Commissioner; or

               (b)    a person:

                          (i)    to whom the Federal Safety Commissioner’s powers under the accreditation scheme are delegated; and

                         (ii)    who was not involved in making the decision.

         (7)   A person who reviews a reviewable decision under subregulation 20 (5) or (6) may:

                (a)    make a decision affirming, varying or setting aside the reviewable decision; and

               (b)    if the reviewer sets aside the decision, make such other decision as the reviewer thinks appropriate.

         (8)   The reviewer’s decision takes effect:

                (a)    on the day specified in the decision on review; or

               (b)    if a day is not specified — on the day on which the decision is made.

         (9)   The reviewer is taken, for this Subdivision, to have affirmed the reviewable decision if a decision is not made under subregulation (7) within 90 days after receiving the person’s request.

21            Notice of decisions

                The reviewer of a decision under regulation 20 must give a person whose interests are affected by the decision notice in writing within 28 days after making the decision:

                (a)    of the decision; and

               (b)    of the person’s review rights under Subdivision C.

Note   General notification requirements are set out in section 27A of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975.

Subdivision C              AAT review of reviewable decisions

22            AAT review

                An application may be made to the AAT for the review of a reviewable decision that has been affirmed, varied or set aside under Subdivision B.

Division 2.9           Federal Safety Commissioner etc not liable for conduct in good faith

23            Federal Safety Commissioner etc not liable for conduct in good faith

         (1)   No one is liable to civil proceedings for loss, damage or injury of any kind suffered by another person as a result of anything done, or omitted to be done, in good faith and without negligence by a protected person in the exercise, or purported exercise, of functions, powers or duties under, or in relation to, these Regulations.

         (2)   In this regulation, protected person means:

                (a)    the Federal Safety Commissioner; or

               (b)    a Federal Safety Officer; or

                (c)    a person acting under a delegation from the Federal Safety Commissioner.

Part 3                 Prescribed building work

  

24            Prescribed building work

         (1)   For subsection 35 (4) of the Act, the following building work is prescribed:

                (a)    building work that is carried out outside Australia;

               (b)    building work under a contract:

                          (i)    entered into on or after 1 March 2006 but before 1 October 2007; and

                         (ii)    that has a value of less than $6 000 000;

                (c)    building work:

                          (i)    under a contract with a value of less than $3 000 000; and

                         (ii)    that forms part of a project that is directly funded by the Commonwealth or a Commonwealth authority;

               (d)    building work which forms part of a project that is indirectly funded by the Commonwealth or a Commonwealth authority, unless:

                          (i)    the building work is carried out under a contract with a value of greater than $3 000 000; and

                         (ii)    the contribution made to the funding of the project by the Commonwealth or a Commonwealth authority:

                                   (A)     is at least $5 000 000; and

                                   (B)     represents at least 50% of the total funding; and

                                   (C)     is made on or after 1 October 2007;

                (e)    building work which forms part of a project that is indirectly funded by the Commonwealth or a Commonwealth authority, unless:

                          (i)    the building work is carried out under a contract with a value of greater than $3 000 000; and

                         (ii)    the contribution made to the funding of the project by the Commonwealth or a Commonwealth authority:

                                   (A)     is $10 000 000 or more; and

                                   (B)     is made on or after 1 October 2007;

                (f)    building work carried out by a subcontractor;

               (g)    building work:

                          (i)    under a contract that relates to an expense measure described in Appendix B of the Updated Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2008–09, published in February 2009; or

                         (ii)    which forms part of a project that relates to an expense measure described in Appendix B of the Updated Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2008–09;

               (h)    building work which forms part of a project and which is carried out in the following circumstances:

                          (i)    the project is undertaken by a joint venture;

                         (ii)    the building work is to be carried out, in whole or in part, by a builder who:

                                   (A)     is not an accredited person; and

                                   (B)     is well-established outside Australia as a builder; and

                                   (C)     has applied for accreditation under the accreditation scheme; and

                                   (D)     is not currently operating in Australia as a head contractor; and

                                   (E)     has been unable to provide a site at which the builder’s WHSMS is in operation for the purposes of an on-site audit by the Federal Safety Commissioner;

                        (iii)    an accredited person in the joint venture (the accredited member) has given:

                                   (A)     an undertaking, in writing, to take full responsibility for WHS for the life of the project; and

                                   (B)     an undertaking, in writing, that the building work will be carried out in accordance with its WHSMS for the life of the project;

                        (iv)    each builder who carries out the building work, in whole or in part, has given an undertaking, in writing, that it will carry out the building work in accordance with the accredited member’s WHSMS for the life of the project;

                         (v)    each builder who is not an accredited person has given an undertaking, in writing, that it will participate fully in any audit of the accredited member’s WHSMS and the way in which it is implemented on-site;

                        (vi)    before a person enters into a contract for building work in relation to the project on behalf of the joint venture, the person gives the Federal Safety Commissioner copies of the undertakings.

         (2)   In this regulation:

project means building work consisting of a number of separate contracts.

subcontractor, in relation to building work, means a person who carries out some or all of the building work under a contract with a builder.

 


Notes to the Fair Work (Building Industry—Accreditation Scheme) Regulations 2005

Note 1

The Fair Work (Building Industry—Accreditation Scheme) Regulations 2005 (in force under the Fair Work (Building Industry) Act 2012) as shown in this compilation comprise Select Legislative Instrument 2005 No. 305 amended as indicated in the Tables below.

For all relevant information pertaining to application, saving or transitional provisions see Table A.

Table of Instruments

Year and
Number

Date of FRLI registration

Date of
commencement

Application, saving or
transitional provisions

2005 No. 305

19 Dec 2005 (see F2005L04059)

20 Dec 2005

 

2006 No. 117

5 June 2006 (see F2006L01683)

6 June 2006

2006 No. 198

28 July 2006 (see F2006L02452)

31 July 2006

R. 4

2007 No. 127

24 May 2007 (see F2007L01468)

25 May 2007

2007 No. 303

27 Sept 2007 (see F2007L03841)

1 Oct 2007

R. 4

2009 No. 86

18 May 2009 (see F2009L01816)

19 May 2009

2012 No. 80

29 May 2012 (see F2012L01109)

Schedule 4:
1 June 2012 (see
s. 1.2 and F2012L01107)

2012 No. 235

27 Sept 2012 (see F2012L01960)

28 Sept 2012

Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted      am. = amended      rep. = repealed      rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

Part 1

 

R. 1..........................................

rs. 2012 No. 80

R. 3..........................................

am. 2012 Nos. 80 and 235

Note to r. 3..............................

am. 2012 No. 235

Part 2

 

Division 2.3

 

Subdivision A

 

R. 6..........................................

am. 2006 No. 198; 2012 No. 235

R. 9..........................................

rs. 2006 No. 198

 

am. 2012 No. 235

Division 2.4

 

R. 11........................................

am. 2012 No. 235

Division 2.5

 

R. 12........................................

am. 2006 No. 198

R. 13........................................

am. 2006 No. 198

Note to r. 13...........................

rs. 2006 No. 198

Division 2.6

 

R. 14........................................

am. 2012 No. 235

R. 16........................................

am. 2012 No. 235

Division 2.8

 

Subdivision A

 

R. 19........................................

am. 2006 No. 198

Subdivision B

 

R. 20........................................

rs. 2006 No. 117

Note to r. 21...........................

ad. 2006 No. 117

Part 3

 

Part 3.......................................

rs. 2007 No. 303

R. 24........................................

am. 2007 No. 127

 

rs. 2007 No. 303

 

am. 2009 No. 86; 2012 No. 235

Table A                  Application, saving or transitional provisions

Select Legislative Instrument 2006 No. 198

4              Application of amendments

         (1)   If:

                 (a)     an accreditation under the Building and Construction Industry Improvement (Accreditation Scheme) Regulations 2005 was given before 31 July 2006; and

                (b)     the period of accreditation commenced before 31 July 2006;

the amendment made by item [5] of Schedule 1 applies in relation to the application, but the remainder of those Regulations, as in force immediately before 31 July 2006, is taken to apply in relation to the application.

         (2)   If:

                 (a)     either:

                          (i)     an accreditation under the Building and Construction Industry Improvement (Accreditation Scheme) Regulations 2005 was given before 31 July 2006; or

                         (ii)     an application for accreditation under the Building and Construction Industry Improvement (Accreditation Scheme) Regulations 2005 was made before 31 July 2006; and

                (b)     the period of accreditation did not commence before 31 July 2006;

the amendment made by item [6] of Schedule 1 applies in relation to the accreditation, but the remainder of those Regulations, as in force immediately before 31 July 2006, is taken to apply in relation to the accreditation.

         (3)   If:

                 (a)     an applicant wishes to make an application for accreditation under the Building and Construction Industry Improvement (Accreditation Scheme) Regulations 2005 on or after 31 July 2006 and before 1 October 2006; and

                (b)     the Commissioner is satisfied that, if:

                          (i)    the application were made; and

                         (ii)    the applicant were successful;

                          the period of accreditation that would be imposed would commence before 1 October 2006;

the amendment made by item [6] of Schedule 1 applies in relation to the application, but the remainder of those Regulations, as in force immediately before 31 July 2006, is taken to apply in relation to the application.

Note   An applicant wishing to apply for accreditation should contact the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner first to establish whether (and how) the amendments in Schedule 1 will apply to the application. This will allow the applicant to identify what information must be in, or must accompany, the application.

The Federal Safety Commissioner has arrangements in place for prospective applicants that will allow the Commissioner to identify when the period of accreditation would commence if the applicant were successful.

         (4)   If:

                 (a)     an applicant wishes to make an application for accreditation under the Building and Construction Industry Improvement (Accreditation Scheme) Regulations 2005 on or after 31 July 2006; and

                (b)     the Commissioner is satisfied that, if:

                          (i)    the application were made; and

                         (ii)    the applicant were successful;

                          the period of accreditation that would be imposed would commence on or after 1 October 2006;

the amendments made by items [1], [2], [3], [4], [6], [7] and [8] of Schedule 1 apply in relation to the application, but the remainder of those Regulations, as in force immediately before 31 July 2006, is taken to apply in relation to the application.

Note   An applicant wishing to apply for accreditation should contact the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner first to establish whether (and how) the amendments in Schedule 1 will apply to the application. This will allow the applicant to identify what information must be in, or must accompany, the application.

The Federal Safety Commissioner has arrangements in place for prospective applicants that will allow the Commissioner to identify when the period of accreditation would commence if the applicant were successful.

 

Select Legislative Instrument 2007 No. 303

4              Transitional

                Regulation 24 of the Building and Construction Industry Improvement (Accreditation Scheme) Regulations 2005, as in force immediately before 1 October 2007 continues to apply to building work under a contract entered into before 1 March 2006.