Notification:

  • Must notify the ABCC of a breach or suspected breach as soon as practicable. No later than 2 working days (shorter in some cases).
  • Steps proposed to rectify the breach.

Actions:

  • Rectification
  • Exclusion sanctions

The ABCC monitors compliance with the Code through desktop audits, field audits and site inspections. We also work with other government agencies where pertinent.

Code covered entities must notify the ABCC of a breach or suspected breach as soon as practicable, but no later than 2 working days after becoming aware of the breach or suspected breach. The notification must also advise the ABCC of the steps proposed to be taken to rectify the breach.

Note that regarding reporting industrial action – the code reporting timeframe is shorter – 24 hours. 

Where there is inadvertent Code breaches we may help a code covered entity to rectify the issue.

Non-compliance with the Code can incur an exclusion sanction, which is a period of time where a code covered entity is not permitted to tender for, or be awarded, Commonwealth funded building work.