Health and human services

OHSMS Scheme for Class A Asbestos Removal (CAAR) in New Zealand

Working with asbestos in New Zealand is generally prohibited by the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016.  There are exceptions for asbestos related activities permitted by the Asbestos Regulations.  Working with asbestos should be performed in a manner that is at least as safe and effective as the practices described in the WorkSafe New Zealand Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) - Management and Removal of Asbestos.

National Disability Advocacy Program Scheme

The scheme was developed by the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) and JAS-ANZ and is based on the National Standards for Disability Services (NSDS), which superseded the Disability Advocacy Standards on 1 July 2015. The NSDS enable nationally consistent quality standards to apply for the disability services sector. They focus on person-centred approaches and promote choice and control by people with disability. National Disability Advocacy Agencies must achieve and maintain certification to the NSDS to receive funding from DSS.

Reproductive Technology Accreditation Committee Certification Scheme

The scheme sets and maintains minimum standards for clinics or centres offering assisted reproductive technology, and encourages continuous improvement in the quality of care offered to people accessing fertility treatment in Australia and New Zealand.

The scheme is based on the Code of Practice for Assisted Reproductive Technology Units in Australia; and NZS 8181 – Fertility Services and an associated Fertility Services Audit Workbook in New Zealand. Requirements of the two standards are consistent.


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