In all Australian States and Territories, organisations meeting specific criteria may apply to maintain a self-insurance licence for workers’ compensation as an alternative to the state-based workers’ compensation premiums.
QRMC provides a range of professional advice related to the management of self-insurance licences. Services include:
- Advice and implementation strategies for the improvement of work health and safety management systems (WHSMS) to meet compliance requirements and best practice
- Preliminary or gap analysis audits of existing work health and safety management systems (WHSMS) against the relevant regulatory requirements for self-insured entities
- Licence renewal and mid-term audits of self-insured entities in Queensland.
Our self-insurance audits are targeted for system improvement, recognising shortcomings or limitations that may exist within the WHSMS. We don’t restrict the audit process only to the identification of unaddressed hazards; instead we also ascertain the root causes, and recommend system improvements to manage them.
Our audits therefore identify the current compliance status for self-insurance licensing, but also provide practical guidance on achieving strategic and operational improvements.
We also focus on ensuring the ‘organisational fit’ of the WHSMS, identifying areas in which the system can be made more appropriate, flexible, and easier to use and maintain.
QRMC has provided self-insurance services, using the National Self-Insurance OHS Audit Tool and other tools, to public and private sector organisations across Australia.