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Safety in the AAFC – 02/12. Learning Outcomes. Identify the key changes in the new Work Health Safety (WHS) laws Summarise your responsibilities Outline the consultation and participation provisions in the new laws that may impact you Develop awareness in relation to implementation plan. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Safety in the AAFC 02/12

  • Identify the key changes in the new Work Health Safety (WHS) laws

    Summarise your responsibilities

    Outline the consultation and participation provisions in the new laws that may impact you

    Develop awareness in relation to implementation planLearning Outcomes

  • The Chief of Air Force released a Policy Statement on 1st October 2011

    He said Work health and safety (WHS) is paramount to our Air Force and I am committed to achieving our WHS goals and to providing appropriate resources to meet these goals. However, I need our entire workforce to be equally committed to WHS if the health and safety of our people is to be an integral part of our day-to-day business. Chief of Air Force Commitment to Safety

  • Officer - not a rank

    Worker everyone

    Workplace any approved AAFC activityNew Terminology

  • Comcare is the regulatory authority

    Comcare investigators are now inspectors

    Comcare Liaison Officer in Air Force Directorate of Defence Aviation and Air Force Safety (DDAAFS)

    Changes to Comcare

  • There are three categories of penalties based on degrees of culpability and the risk/degree of harm, these are:reckless conduct exposing another to risk of death, serious injury or illness and is engaged in without reasonable excusefailure to comply with WHS duty exposes another to risk of death, serious injury or illnessfailure to comply with a WHS dutyCategories of Penalties

  • Duty of CareDuty of Care is the duty you have, based on your responsibilities as a worker, taking into account your knowledge and skill level.

    A breach of Duty of Care occurs when you dont follow procedures that you have been trained in that results in damage to a person or property.

  • Due Diligence for Officers

    Acquire and keep up-to-date knowledge of WHSUnderstands the AAFC business and the hazards and risks associated with itEnsure AAFC has available for use, and uses, appropriate resources and processes to eliminate or minimise risks to WHSEnsure AAFC has processes for receiving and considering information regarding incidents, hazards and risks and responds in a timely wayEnsure AAFC has and implements processes for complying with WHS dutiesOn-going verification

  • Reasonable CareParticipate safely in all AAFC activitiesEnsure you do not initiate (or fail to halt) some process or activity which creates a risk or increases an existing risk to your own health and safety or that of other workers in or near the workplaceUse equipment provided in accordance with instructions (this includes personal protective equipment)

  • Cooperate with supervisors to enable an Officer to meet their WHS obligations i.e. follow the safety procedure, instructions and training given to youEnsure that any identified hazards in your workplace are reported and the risk they create is managed until rectified through the chain of command or USC/WSAComplete WHS incident notifications and reports within timeframes as requiredReasonable Care Cont.

  • Examples of Wilful Failure of DutyStaff in personal relationship with a Cadet

    Cadet injured during unapproved activity

    RAMP not read by participating staff and they dont follow the risk controls (e.g. no First Aid kit if specified)

  • Keep it SimpleOur approach to safety needs to be systematic and uncomplicated. Four basic components:LeadershipGovernanceIncident PreventionIncident Management and Safety EducationIf we satisfy these components, we will achieve our WHS goals.

  • Safety Management SystemDevelop Safe CultureSafety Management PlanSafety Management System (SMS)TrainingSupport through Cadet One

  • Communication/ConsultationIdentifying and Reporting Hazards and Issues

    AC563 Incident Reports

  • Safety Incidents, as defined on the AC563 form, need to be reported within prescribed timeframes which are:Fatality within 2 hours (to Comcare, Cadet Branch and OHS Branch) Serious Personal Injury, Dangerous Occurrence, Serious Near Misses and Exposure must be reported within 24 hours (to Comcare, Cadet Branch and OHS Branch) Minor Injury within 28 days (to Cadet Branch and OHS Branch only) Reporting Incidents

  • Risk ManagementRisk Management is a 4 Step Process that involves:Hazard Identification

    Risk Assessment

    Risk Control

    Monitoring and Review

  • Hazard IdentificationHazard ReportsWorkplace InspectionsWHS CommitteeDiscussions with staff and cadetsWorkplace observationsIncidents and near misses

  • Understand the RisksKnowledge of our workplace and organisational hazards allows proper assessment and understanding of our risks.

  • Risk ManagementThe aim of Risk Management is to reduce the risk to As Low As Reasonable Practicable (ALARP)

    Using the Hierarchy of Control is part of this process

  • Risk ManagementHierarchy of ControlEliminate the HazardSubstitute for something less hazardousIsolate the hazard from the workerDevelop Engineering ControlsEmploy Administrative MeasuresIssue Personal Protective Equipment

  • Resources and TemplatesSSA, WSA, DAFLO, USC, USA

    Hazard, Risk, Issues Register

    Policy, Procedure and Standard Instructions Templates

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sheets

  • Role of WSA With the support of the DAFLO, the WSA will:Provide safety advice to the Wing OC, and other Executives as required; Promote a positive safety culture within the Wing;Oversee the AC563 process for Wing and maintain, monitor and report on the outcomes; Mentor and monitor USC performance;Participate in the development and implementation of the Wing Safety Plan;Identify and implement WHS improvement strategies across the Wing;Monitor WHS performance within the Wing;Communicate WHS notices and procedures within the Wing;Prepare the monthly operations report on safety within the Wing;Participate in incident investigations, preparing reports and recommendations that implement corrective and preventative actions; andCoordinate WHS audits and address all hazards appropriately

  • Role of DAFLO With the support of the Wing Safety Advisor, the DAFLO will:Visit each unit and support COs and staff to meet WHS requirements.Assist CO population of relevant information in templates at the unit level.Identify gaps in Safety Management System, supporting COs to develop strategies to address the gaps. Conduct RAAFSafe Audits.Collating Hazard information and giving feedback to DGCADETs to enable Due Diligence requirements to be met

  • Timeframes for Implementation1st Quarter 2012Presentation to AAFC Senior Leadership TeamPresentation to COsCO presentations to staffJul 2012AAFC Senior Leadership Team development of Safety Management PlanMar to Dec 2012DAFLO visit and support to unitsSafety Staff development of templatesCadet One enhancements

  • Safety in the AAFC is about protecting all of our staff, cadets, volunteers and contractors from injuryEveryone in the AAFC is responsible for their own safety and the safety of those around themYou must report any safety hazards you see and report any safety incidentsTraining and implementation of the AAFC Safety Management System will occur progressively in 2012Summary

  • Questions?

  • The AAFC has done a lot to improve safety over the last few yearsThe Federal Government and all the State Governments have agreed to have common safety legislation across Australia. This legislation requires that we make further improvements to safety in the AAFC.The aim of this legislation is to ensure every work environment is safe for everyoneThis legislation applies to volunteer organisations such as the AAFCIt applies to all AAFC staff, volunteers, cadets, civilian instructors and contractors who support the AAFCThe learning outcomes we want to achieve from this presentation are listed on this slideAs you will see, today we begin a plan to further improve safety processes in the AAFCThe majority of the Legislation is what was already in place under the previous legislationThere will need to be some new systems/procedure introduced but these procedures should have been in place under the previous legislationThe legislation puts an emphasis on Consultation and CommunicationIf we do this right, it will go a long way towards meeting our responsibilities, such as communication on hazards, risks and trainingThe legislation does have significant penalties. You should have no fear of the new Legislation as long as you follow the policy and procedures and are not grossly negligent or reckless in your conduct.

    Work, Health and Safety, which I will abbreviate to WHS, revolves around our AAFC activities, our actions and the safety of our people.

    We are expected and required to look after our staff, cadets, volunteers and contractors (all are considered workers under the new legislation) and ensure that we, as an organisation, do not endanger their safety.

    WHS can be defined as a focus that everyone contributing to AAFC activities has a duty of care and the obligation to do what is reasonable practical to ensure that everything we do is safe.

    The public, including parents and friends, must have faith in our ability to look after the staff and cadets. It is essential that we lead by example and by implementation of a culture of safety. Not only does this effort ensure our positive image but it also makes Cadets an appealing activity for young people and contributes to our mission of being a leading aviation youth organisation.

    Chief of Air Force released a Policy Statement on 1st October 2011

    He said Work health and safety (WHS) is paramount to our Air Force and I am committed to achieving our WHS goals and to providin