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These regulations amend the Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Regulations 1995 to enable the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) to streamline the incident notification and reporting obligations of maritime operators. AMSA will be able to specify one form for incident notification and one form for incident reporting, regardless of the jurisdiction the incident occurred in.
Administered by: Employment
Registered 30 Aug 2017
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR04-Sep-2017
Tabled Senate04-Sep-2017
Date of repeal 01 Sep 2017
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Amendment (Incident Notification and Reporting) Regulations 2017

I, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations.

Dated 24 August 2017

Peter Cosgrove

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Michaelia Cash

Minister for Employment

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Regulations 1995                                   2

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Amendment (Incident Notification and Reporting) Regulations 2017.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

31 August 2017

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Regulations 1995

1  Subregulation 12(4)

Repeal the subregulation, substitute:

             (4)  The notice must:

                     (a)  be in writing; and

                     (b)  identify the workplace and the operator of the workplace; and

                     (c)  specify the time of the incident; and

                     (d)  identify the location of the workplace at that time; and

                     (e)  describe the incident.

             (5)  The notice may set out any other matters the operator considers relevant.

             (6)  The notice must be given to the Inspectorate by one of the following means:

                     (a)  sending a fax to the fax number specified for this purpose on the Authority’s website;

                     (b)  sending an email to the email address specified for this purpose on the Authority’s website;

                     (c)  another electronic means specified for this purpose on the Authority’s website.

Note:          Sending a notice by post is not a permitted means.

2  Subregulation 13(4)

Repeal the subregulation, substitute:

             (4)  The report must:

                     (a)  be in writing; and

                     (b)  identify the workplace and the operator of the workplace; and

                     (c)  specify the time of the incident; and

                     (d)  identify the location of the workplace at that time; and

                     (e)  specify the activities the workplace is engaged in at that time; and

                      (f)  describe the incident; and

                     (g)  set out a list of the consequences of the incident; and

                     (h)  if a person was affected by the incident—set out the following details of the person and describe the effect of the incident on the person:

                              (i)  name;

                             (ii)  gender;

                            (iii)  nationality;

                            (iv)  date of birth;

                             (v)  address; and

                      (i)  set out the name, position and contact details of the person giving the report.

             (5)  The report may set out any other matters the operator considers relevant.

             (6)  The report must be given to the Inspectorate by one of the following means:

                     (a)  sending a fax to the fax number specified for this purpose on the Authority’s website;

                     (b)  sending an email to the email address specified for this purpose on the Authority’s website;

                     (c)  another electronic means specified for this purpose on the Authority’s website.

Note:          Sending a report by post is not a permitted means.

3  After Part 4

Insert:

Part 5Application and transitional provisions

  

17  Transitional provision for the Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Amendment (Incident Notification and Reporting) Regulations 2017

                   If, in the 3 months beginning on the day this regulation commences, a person:

                     (a)  gives a notice in accordance with subregulation 12(4) as in force immediately before the commencement of this regulation; or

                     (b)  gives a report in accordance with subregulation 13(4) as in force immediately before the commencement of this regulation;

the notice or report is taken to have been given in accordance with these Regulations as amended by the Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Amendment (Incident Notification and Reporting) Regulations 2017.

4  Schedule Forms (forms 6 and 7)

Repeal the forms.