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CASA Annual Report 2004-05 - Part 5: Statutory Reporting Requirements

Part 5: Statutory Reporting Requirements

Occupational Health and Safety

Further to the overview of activities provided in part 3, the following information about occupational health and safety is provided in accordance with the requirements of section 74 of the Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Act 1991.

Occupational health and safety policy

CASA's current occupational health and safety (OH&S) policies were reviewed in the reporting period to make OH&S more strategic. A new policy, strategy and agreement have been implemented to bring these documents into line with the requirements of an OH&S management system that identifies, assesses and controls OH&S risks.

Establishment of committees to deal with occupational health and safety

CASA has in place 16 Designated Work Groups. These are as follows:

New South Wales

  • Kingsford Smith Airport Office, Mascot
  • Bankstown Airport Office
  • NSW Country Office, Tamworth Annex

Victoria

  • Melbourne Office
  • Moorabbin Office

Queensland

  • Service Centre, Bowen Hills
  • Hendra Office
  • Townsville Office
  • Cairns Office

Western Australia

  • Perth Office

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South Australia

  • Adelaide Office

Northern Territory

  • Darwin Office

Australian Capital Territory

  • Novell House
  • CASA Building
  • NSW Country Office
  • Canberra Annex Sverdrup House

Selection of health and safety representatives

Each Designated Work Group listed above has in place a Health and Safety Representative, Deputy and CASA nominee.

Measures taken to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of employees and contractors

CASA examined the findings and recommendations from the major Job Safety Analysis of the Aviation Safety Compliance Division undertaken in 2002-03 and began an implementation process during 2003-2004 to address the recommendations. This work continued in 2004-2005 with the development of a Personal Protective Equipment framework drafted during the reporting period.

In addition, CASA's current occupational health and safety (OH&S) policies were reviewed in the reporting period to make OH&S more strategic. A new policy and strategy have been implemented to bring these documents into line with the requirements of an OH&S management system that identifies, assesses and controls OH&S risks.

Accidents or dangerous occurrences during the year

There were no notifiable accidents or dangerous occurrences during 2004-05 that arose out of the conduct of undertakings by CASA and that required the giving of notice under section 68 of the Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Act 1991.

Investigations conducted during the year that relate to undertakings carried on by the employer

In 2004-05 there were no official investigations conducted and no Provisional Improvement Notices issued.

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