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Demonstrating performance

Performance table 3.2.1

PERFORMANCE CRITERION

TARGET

RESULTS

3.2.1

2016–17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

Save as many lives as possible from those at risk

100%

99%

Amber

94.8%

Amber

97%

Amber

99%

Amber

RATIONALE: Measures the effectiveness of AMSA’s overall search and rescue coordination capability and management of search and rescue assets to respond to persons who are at risk within the Australian search and rescue region.

ANALYSIS OF PERFORMANCE: AMSA’s intention is to save all lives at risk during distress incidents. In practice, the circumstances surrounding individual incidents affect the possibility of success of the search and rescue and achieving 100% is not expected. Circumstances such as severe medical conditions or a person overboard in the offshore environment without safety equipment, locating device and/or in poor sea and weather conditions who is not immediately recovered, significantly reduce timeframes for survivability.

CASE STUDY: Seven crew saved from overturned yacht Showtime

SOURCE: 2019–20 Corporate Plan: Page 50

RPF KPI: No

FOOTNOTE: The measure has been updated to better reflect the desired outcome and AMSA’s responsibilities. Each search and rescue (SAR) incident reported to AMSA is triaged to assess the requirement to respond to a life at risk. Sometimes the assessment concludes that the life has already been lost, or AMSA is unable to determine if a life is actually at risk, i.e. inadvertent beacon activations. For those incidents which are assessed as requiring a rescue—i.e. a life is identified as being ‘at risk’—it is important that AMSA measures the performance of resources available to AMSA to effect a rescue.

Performance measure 3.2.2

PERFORMANCE CRITERION

TARGET

(min)

RESULTS

3.2.2

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

Median time (minutes) for AMSA to receive, assess and, if required, to initiate a response.

10 or less

27

Green

26

Green

24

Green

2.6

Green

RATIONALE: Measures the effectiveness and use of AMSA resources to apply a capability to assess actions required and initiate a response, if appropriate, for reportable incidents.

ANALYSIS OF PERFORMANCE: Measure target reduced from 30 minutes to 10 minutes as response activities commence immediately upon receipt of notification and may not involve the tasking of assets.

CASE STUDY: Seven crew saved from overturned yacht Showtime

SOURCE: 2019–20 Corporate Plan: Page 58

RPF KPI: No

Performance measure 3.2.3

PERFORMANCE CRITERION

TARGET (min)

RESULTS

3.2.3

2016-17

2017-18

2018-20

2019-20

For incidents that AMSA has SAR coordination responsibility, the median time (minutes) for an asset to be on-scene is:

Day

150 or less

103

Green

110

Green

88

Green

94

Green

Night

180 or less

135

Green

141

Green

120

Green

123

Green

RATIONALE: Demonstrates that assets are in the right place on time. Also reflects performance against international on-scene response time standards

ANALYSIS OF PERFORMANCE: AMSA continues to perform within our target times for having assets on scene for a search and rescue incident

CASE STUDY: Seven crew saved from overturned yacht Showtime

SOURCE: 2019-20 Corporate Plan: Page 58

RPF KPI: No

Performance measure 3.4.1

PERFORMANCE CRITERION

TARGET

RESULTS

3.4.1

2016–17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

Maritime environmental emergency response assets are available for immediate deployment to a significant pollution incident

100%

99%

Green

100%

Green

100%

Green

100%

Green

RATIONALE: Demonstrates that environmental emergency response assets are available to be tasked and deployed in a timely, efficient and appropriate manner to combat marine pollution.

CASE STUDY: N/A

SOURCE: 2019–20 Corporate Plan: Page 58

RPF KPI: No

FOOTNOTE: Change to measure name, rationale and target. Acknowledges that response activities commence immediately on receipt of notification.

Performance measure 3.4.2

PERFORMANCE CRITERION

TARGET

RESULT

3.4.2

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

Sufficient numbers of trained maritime environmental emergency response personnel are available nationally to deploy and support incident management and response operations

100%

not reported

not reported

not reported

100%

Green

RATIONALE: Measures ability to provide appropriately trained State and Territory personnel to respond to environmental emergencies.

ANALYSIS OF PERFORMANCE: Sufficient numbers of trained maritime environmental emergency response personnel were available nationally to deploy and support incident management and response operations during the year.

CASE STUDY: N/A

SOURCE: 2019–20 Corporate Plan: Page 58

RPF KPI: No

FOOTNOTE: New measure. Jurisdictional contributions for the National Response Team are agreed at nine appropriately trained personnel per jurisdiction.