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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 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
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