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Australia's state safety programme
Australia published its state safety programme in February 2011.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) now requires member nations to produce a State safety programme. The Australian Aviation State Safety Programme sets out how aviation safety in Australia is managed, with a focus on safety systems. It provides a framework for the continuous improvement of aviation safety by clearly establishing how the various elements of Australia’s safety system work together.
There are four key components of the State safety programme:
- Policy and objectives
- Risk management
- Safety assurance
- Safety promotion
At the core of a State safety programme is the requirement for safety management systems with ICAO mandating that aviation organisations and operators have safety management systems in place. It's proven that safety is best achieved through strong interwoven systems, rather than individual processes or practises. We're working with the aviation industry to promote a safety management system culture in Australian aviation.
The State safety programme is the result of work by a range of Australian Government agencies including the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, Airservices Australia, Australian Transport Safety Bureau, Department of Defence, Bureau of Meteorology, Australian Maritime Safety Authority and Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
Please read the State Safety Programme.