Assisting commercial and recreational organisations adapt to national maritime safety standards
Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)
The Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Act 2012 defines general safety obligations on both the Owner and Master. The Owner has a general safety obligation to implement and maintain a safety management system that ensures that the vessel and the operations of the vessel are, so far as reasonably practicable, safe. The Master also has a general safety obligation aboard the vessel to, so far as reasonably practicable, implement and comply with the safety management system for the vessel and the operations of the vessel. http://www.amsa.gov.au/domestic/vessels-operations-surveys/certificates-of-operation/ The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is rolling out a program of risk management and SMS workshops to help industry meet the National Standard for Commercial Vessels, Part E Operations. A number of other organisation are also delivering SMS training to meet Part E. FRDC recognises that some industry sectors face particular challenges in accessing these programs, possibly due to location, timing, English language proficiency, or sector specific operations. These specific needs may be beyond the scope of these other programs. This funding will complement those programs by addressing these challenges. The Australian Government’s Policy for a More Competitive and Sustainable Fisheries Sector (2013) included a commitment to assist commercial and recreational organisations adapt to National Maritime Safety Standards. Funding is provided by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation on behalf of the Australian Government to deliver on this commitment.
1. Manage funding to help industry meet the National Standard for Commercial Vessels, Part E Operations
Principal Investigator: Various. The project supported ten discrete activities across six States.
Key Words: Safety, Safety management system, National standard for commercial vessels, Part E Operations, Training, AMSA, Risk