What Is a WorkSafe Plan Assessment
The WorkSafe Plan is an assessment process that rates safety and health management systems and directs attention to areas that could be improved. An assessor will create a report with action points that provide you with a framework to further development of your systems.
What is it used for?
The WorkSafe Plan is suitable for organisations of all sizes and can be used to:
- provide information on desirable safety and health management practices;
- identify strengths and weaknesses in safety and health management systems;
- provide a measure for safety and health performance;
- implement a cycle of contentious improvement;
- compare performance with organisations in the same industry; and
- gain recognition for standard achieved in management of the orgasanisation’s safety and health systems
How can I get this?
If you would like formal recognition of your occupational safety and health systems, certificates of Acheivement may be awarded by WorkSafe to organisations provided they meet certain requirements. In these cases assessments must be undertaken by an independent assessor (see below).
Ok, so who assesses it?
Independent assessors are required to be well qualified and experienced safety and health professionals. Compass Assurance Services offers WorkSafe Plan Assessors to the West Australian market.
Whist anyone who has experience in auditing safety and health systems can use the plan, assessors seeking WorkSafe Plan certificates of achievement on behalf of organisations are required:
- to have minimum and current certification as a Principal of Lead OSH Auditor for health and safety management systems from RABQSA, IRCA or an equivalent body. In relations to RABQSA, assessors must appear on its register, available on the internet;
- and undertake an information session on using the WorkSafe Plan; or
- be a WorkSafe Plan assessor who was registered with WorkSafe prior to 2010.
Worksafe Plan Certificates of achievement
WorkSafe Plan Certificates of Achievement are presented at three levels. To obtain a WorkSafe Plan Certificate of Achievement, each organisation must also show that their rates of work-related injury and disease are reducing or kept at low levels. The Certificate of Achievement will remain valid for two years.
We can help you
Not all auditors and not all certification bodies are the same. We do things differently. We explain the process, we keep it simple, we only use the most skilled & experienced auditors who can communicate at all levels in your organisation and who will partner with you over the journey. Our auditors know their stuff but don’t pretend to know everything. We will share our experience and help you value add to your safety system at the same time as determining compliance.
We adapt based on your circumstances and objectives. We understand that organisations operating in high risk industries such as construction and mining require different outcomes from certification to an office based business that is just starting out on their safety journey.
We understand you want highly skilled safety auditors with experience in your industry, who understands your risks and hazards and your compliance issues.