How do we become a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace?

Becoming an accredited Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace is simple two step process.

Step 1.  Work through the BFW toolkits to become accreditation ready.

Step 2.  Apply for an accreditation audit.

BFW Accreditation: What is involved? (the details)

    1. Appoint a project leader in your organisation.
    2. Submit an expression of interest to the Australian Breastfeeding Association to receive a quotation for BFW accreditation for your organisation. This quotation will be based on the size of your organisation, taking into consideration the number of staff, number and location of sites and type of industry to be covered. The quotation will include the cost of the BFW toolkits as well as the cost of the accreditation audit. This quotation will be emailed to your organisation within one week of your EOI being submitted.
    3. In order to proceed, return your signed quotation to the BFW team (details will be included on the quotation). Once the ABA receives your signed quotation, your BFW toolkits will be mailed out to your organisation.
    4. Work through the three BFW toolkits to put BFW accreditation requirements in place. Typically for small to medium organisations this can take 3-6 months and for large or multi-site organisations 6-9 months.
    5. Once you have all the requirements in place, submit all documentation to the BFW team (information on how to do this and what is required will be included in the toolkits).
    6. A BFW Consultant will be appointed for your organisation who will assess your submitted documentation and will liaise with you to organise a site inspection/s of your facilities.
    7. Within two weeks of site inspection taking place, the BFW Consultant will advise you in writing if your organisation has met the required standard for BFW accreditation.
    8. If your organisation is found to be not yet compliant in one or more areas, the BFW Consultant will provide a written report which will outline the areas of non-compliance and any recommendations to meet these. A one month time frame will be set for your organisation to implement these recommendations, following which a partial reassessment will occur (at no additional cost).
    9. After the partial reassessment (focussing only on the areas of non-compliance) accreditation will proceed if your organisation now meets all requirements.
    10. If areas of non-compliance still exist, accreditation will not be granted and additional fees (up to 40% of original accreditation audit fee) will be required if you wish to proceed to a 3rd assessment.