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Help us raise vital funds for Legacy
From 1 July, Toll
Transitions will donate
$1 to Legacy for each
Application For Relocation
(AFR) entered online via
Toll Transitions’ website.
Our aim is to raise more
than $10,000 in the coming
peak posting period.
In addition to helping
Legacy, you will also go
into a monthly draw* for
a Valet Unpack Service.
*Terms and Conditions apply.
* * Valet Unpack Ser vice includes : Furniture arranged in
each room, beds made, goods unpacked and put away in
cupbo ards , bench tops wiped down, cart ons fully
emptied and collapsed ready for collectio n by re mova list.
Enter your AFR online
today to help us
increase our donation
to Legacy and for
your chance to win.
It’s easy as
Application for Relocation online...
Toll Transitions upgrades its website to enable access and improved performance via multiple internet browsers.
Following feedback received from Members regarding
issues with accessing Toll Transitions’ website
www.tolltransitions.com.au /defence via some
internet browsers, Toll Transitions has upgraded its website.
This upgrade now means that Defence Members are ensured
improved performance and compatibility with most internet
browsers on PC, Apple Mac and Apple iPad hardware.
Toll Transitions is committed to making it as easy as possible
for Members to access and use its website to manage their
If you encounter any issues with the Toll Transitions website,
please contact us on 1800 819 167 for assistance.
September 15, 2011
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TELEPHONE: 1800 558 555 (confidentiality assured)
Seaworthy is produced by the Directorate of Navy Safety Systems in the interests of promoting
safety in the Navy. The contents do not necessarily reflect Service policy and, unless stated
otherwise, should not be construed as orders, instructions or directives – KEEP NAVY SAFE.
health and safety laws
are expected to change
from January 1, 2012.
Commonwealth, State and
Territory governments are cur-
rently working to harmonise their
work health and safety laws,
including the Regulations and
Codes of Practice, with a view to
producing laws that are uniform
It is expected that from January
1, Defence will be bound by the
Commonwealth Work Health and
Safety (WHS) Act.
One of the key changes
from the existing occupational
health and safety legislation, the
Occupational Health and Safety
Act 1991 (Cth), is the replace-
ment of the term ‘employees’ with
‘workers’. In the WHS Act ‘work-
ers’ includes employees, independ-
ent contractors, sub-contractors,
outworkers, apprentices, work
experience students, trainees and
As Navy personnel are con-
sidered to be workers for the
purposes of the WHS Act, they
will have a duty to take reasonable
care for their own safety and to
ensure their acts or omissions do
not adversely affect the health and
safety of other people.
The WHS Act will also require
Navy personnel to comply with
any reasonable instruction, policy
or procedure relating to health and
safety at the workplace. This may
include complying with standard
operating procedures, ship’s stand-
ing orders, participating in safety
training, correctly using personal
protective equipment and exercis-
ing a reasonable level of care and
responsibility in the workplace.
Navy personnel who do not
comply with their duties may be
subject to prosecution under the
WHS Act or the Defence Force
Discipline Act 1982.
Safety laws to change
ensure their actions don’t put the health and
safety of others at risk;
take reasonable care for their own health and
promote and enhance a culture of health and
safety within Defence;
ensure they meet their duties under the WHS
take reasonable action to eliminate or, if not
possible, minimise risks so far as is reasona-
bly practicable (SFAIRP). Risks that cannot be
immediately eliminated or minimised SFAIRP
should be reported to supervisors, reported
via a ‘Report Incidents Prevent Accidents’
form, or reported directly to a member of the
ship’s safety team;
communicate safety concerns to their ship-
mates or supervisor and seek assistance
when objectives are not clearly understood;
take steps to understand and comply with
internal incident reporting processes.
STEP UP: All person-
nel are responsible for
safety aboard ships
and at establishments.
Photo: ABIS Evan Murphy
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