An important part of WorkSafe’s business is to ensure that employees who are exposed to high- risk materials or situations are appropriately trained to do so. To this end WorkSafe issues and administers Asbestos Removal Licences, Demolition Licences, High Risk Work Licence (HRWL) per class issues and the renewal of HRWL, Assessor Registrations, Plant Design Registrations and Plant Registrations.
For this measure, the total cost of service is divided by the total number of licences issued over the reporting period to calculate an average cost per licence.
In 2017–18, a total of 73,573 registrations and licences were issued by the department, which was higher than the 65,951 in 2016–17, and similar to the target (73,937).
The average cost per registration or licence in 2017–18 of $63.38 was 30 per cent lower than the 2016–17 result of $90.05 and 23 per cent lower than the target of $82.29. This was primarily driven by a large increase in the number of high risk work licence renewals.
Table 37: Key efficiency indicator S3.3: Average cost per registration or licence