Federal Safety Commissioner

Regulator function

Administering the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Accreditation Scheme (the Scheme) and promoting building and construction industry safety.


  • Federal Safety Commissioner Act 2022
  • Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) (Accreditation Scheme) Rules 2019
  • Building and construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Federal Safety Officers) General Directions 2017 

Regulated community

Depending on the value of a project, only builders who are accredited under the WHS Accreditation Scheme can enter into head contracts for building work that is funded directly or indirectly by the Australian Government.


Employment and Workplace Relations

Internal to department / external entity