Whilst the NAT Program was initially developed as a nationally consistent OHS audit tool, not all states and territories have yet recognized third-party certification to NAT as compliance for self-insurance requirements. As at January 2011, third party certification against the NAT Program is only recognized by WorkSafe in Victoria as an indicator of compliance.
Self-insured organizations operating in Victoria may opt for third-party certification to the NAT Program as they may have done with SafetyMAP Advanced Level. The NAT Program has been designed to replace SafetyMAP Advanced for self-insurance purposes.
Those organizations with operations outside Victoria may still choose to acquire certification to the NAT Program however may still be required to schedule a visit or undergo an assessment from the relevant state regulator.
Whether you're starting the certification process, looking to transfer or just need to discuss options for your business, contact our expert team who will guide you through the process.