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- A best practise guide Seafarers Rehabilitation and Return to Work
The Seacare Authority has identified the rehabilitation and return to work performance of the Seacare scheme to be an area requiring significant attention.
- Accredited HSR training courses on OHS
All Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) are required by the Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993 (OHS(MI) Act) to undertake a Seacare Authority accredited course of training relating to occupational health and safety.
- Best practice guide - claims managment
This best practice guide has been prepared to assist employees, employers, insurers and other parties involved in the claims management process.
- Court judgments and tribunal decisions relevant to Seacare Scheme legislation 1994-2010
This document lists decisions which are considered to be relevant to Seacare Scheme legislation.
- Employee's guide to workers' compensation Seacare brochure #2
Provides an outline of seafarers' rights and responsibilities concerning workers' compensation.
- Employer's guide to workers' compensation Seacare brochure #3
Provides an outline of employers rights and responsibilities concerning seafarers' workers' compensation.
- Exemptions granted pursuant to S20A of the Seafarers Act
The table in the below publication lists all exemptions granted under s20A of the Seafarers Act at an employer or operator's request. This list is updated on a quarterly basis. For more information about exemptions granted by the Seacare Authority's own motion, see multiple vessel exemptions.
- Guidance for the accreditation of health and safety representative (HSR) training courses
Information package for applicants for the accreditation of occupational health and safety representatives (HSR) training courses.
- Guidance on confined spaces training
On 20 April 2010, the Regulations were amended to insert Part 4 which introduced confined spaces provisions. These provisions implement the Australian Standard relating to confined spaces with adaptations relevant to conditions in the maritime industry.
- Guidance on the prohibition on the use of asbestos in workplaces in the Seacare jurisdiction
On 31 December 2003 regulations to prohibit the use of asbestos in Australian maritime industry workplaces, made under the Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993 (OHS(MI) Act), commenced. These regulations are incorporated as Part 2 Hazardous substances in the Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry)(National Standards) Regulations 2003.
The Seacare Authority has produced guidance to assist operators meet their obligations under the regulations.
- Guide to the Assessment of the Degree of Permanent Impairment (the Guide) Edition 2.1
The Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act provides for payment of lump sum compensation for permanent impairment and non-economic loss resulting from a work-related injury. The amount of compensation payable (if any) is to be assessed by reference to this guide.
For claims for permanent impairment lodged on and after 1 December 2011.
- Health and safety representative handbook
The handbook aims to assist health and safety representatives (HSR)s and other seafarers understand the role and responsibilities of a HSR.
- Information for legal practitioners
This guide provides an outline of the workers' compensation process under the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992 for legal practitioners acting for claimants.
- Occupational Health and Safety Seacare brochure #4
Provides an outline of occupational health and safety for seafarers under the Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993 (OHS(MI) Act).
- Rehabilitation and return to work Seacare brochure #5
Provides an outline of rehabilitation and return-to-work processes for employees.
- Scheme insurers
Lists insurers servicing the Seacare scheme.
- Seacare Authority approved industry training courses
Training courses approved under section 3 of the Seafarers Act are relevant to the definition of an employee under the Act and the operation of the Seafarers Safety Net Fund (the Fund).
- Seacare Authority notice and compliance procedures
Seacare Management Section (SMS) will follow these procedures to ensure employer compliance with statutory obligations where there is no statutory procedure specified and to meet Seacare Authority’s reporting requirements.
- Seacare Information Publication Scheme Draft Agency Plan April 2011
Seacare has prepared this Publication Scheme plan in accordance with section 8(1) of the FOI Act.
- Seacare Scheme - Statutory rates
The Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992 (the Seafarers Act) specifies a number of compensatory benefits which are indexed periodically in accordance the Consumer Price Index, the Wage Price Index and the Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings for Full Time Adults.
- Seafarers safety net fund - Return and levy payment procedures
The levy is payable by an employer who employs or engages seafarers on prescribed ships which are subject to the application of the Seafarers Act. These Acts and Regulations prescribe procedures for the lodging of a return providing details of berths and details of the amount of levy to be paid and the payment of the levy.
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