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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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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Last updated: 21 Mar 2016
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