An acceptance provides for an alternative approach as long as it offers equal or greater protection to workers than the original requirements in the OHS Regulation or Code.
Alternatives may involve:
- work processes
- first aid services, supplies or equipment
Work site parties may apply for an acceptance from an OHS director. An acceptance is not an exemption to a specific requirement in the OHS legislation.
An approval allows an OHS director to approve a different approach to achieving compliance with specific OHS provisions or requirements.
This can include equipment or a process, standard, course or training agency, among other things, as specified by the OHS Act, Regulation or Code.
Approval may be requested for a variation from OHS requirements to have a health and safety committee or representative. For information or to apply, please see the guide and complete the self-evaluation tool.
- Applying for a health and safety committee or representative approval
- Health and safety committee or representative self-evaluation tool
The approval process for workplace first aid training is currently being updated. For more information, see first aid training.