Prequal yet again
As someone who doesn't run a prequal scheme nor runs a small business which has to go through one, I don't have a dog in this fight.
But wearing my sceptic's hat, H&S prequal as a concept appears fatally flawed as well as contrary to the spirit of the HSW Act.
It almost seems as if prequal has become the defacto replacement for ACC's old WSMP audit.
If I was putting out a tender, I'd be much more comfortable if companies seeking the work could show me they were going through a SafePlus on-site assessment or equivalent - that is, that they understood their H&S strengths and weaknesses, had identified their critical risks, and were engaged in an improvement process.
I'm keen to know what people think about this: am I barking up the wrong tree?