Key performance indicators
Safety actions completed that address safety issues identified by ATSB investigation reports:
> critical safety issues
> all other safety issues.
Number of active complex investigations in progress at each month’s end (12-month rolling average, as at 30 June 2020).
Average time taken to complete and publish complex investigation reports.
Number of active short investigations in progress at each month’s end (12-month rolling average, as at 30 June 2020).
Average time taken to complete and publish short investigation reports.
Occurrence briefs completed within one month.
An annual increase in the overall number of safety issues identified from safety studies and complex investigations.
Up to 10%
Occurrence and safety study investigations to be initiated on the basis of data-driven analysis.
Up to 15%
Through an annual stakeholder survey, stakeholder respondents recall ATSB safety messaging relevant to their industry.
An increase in the overall number of social media engagements.
Up to 10%
ATSB safety messages disseminated by independent media channels.
5 per month (average)
17 per month (average)
Complete and publish reports.
> 35 complex investigations
> 100 short investigations
> 100 occurrence briefs.
Ensure preparedness for a major accident by reviewing and testing major accident response and management capabilities through participation in one major exercise per year.
One major accident exercise per annum.
Participation in one major exercise with internal audit.
Provide assistance to investigations overseas in accordance with international arrangements and where resources permit, with a report produced annually addressing the transport safety contribution of this support.
All assistance provided to overseas investigations maintained through an international Accredited Representative register.
ATSB provided assistance to six overseas investigations started in 2019–2020.
Mature the ATSB’s data analysis tools and techniques to enhance the ATSB’s proactive capability for determining safety hazards and risks to be used in making assessments about occurrences to investigate and safety studies to commence.
Assess, classify and publish summaries of accident and incident occurrences received.
Details of occurrences being investigated are published within one working day.
Summaries of aviation occurrences are ready to be published in the public online database within 10 working days of receipt.
Assess confidential reports for clarity, completeness and significance for transport safety.
A de-identified summary of the confidential report will be provided to any relevant third party within 10 working days.
Within six weeks, advise a responsible party in a position to take safety action in response to the safety concern.
Publish statistical and trend monitoring publications (including the Aviation Occurrence Statistics Report).
The ATSB will proactively influence safety awareness in the aviation, rail and marine industries, and among the travelling public, through communication and education activities.
Active engagement at key industry events across the modes.
Establishing SafetyWatch priorities.
Increasing the accessibility of investigation report content and safety products through its website, mailing lists, use of social media, industry publications and mediums such as video content.
Pushing media coverage of ATSB investigations and safety awareness activities.
See detailed report.
Assist transport safety in the international region, through direct cooperation and the delivery of approved projects and other support activities provided for by program funding agreements, with a publication produced annually addressing the transport safety contribution of these activities.
Delivery of approved projects within program funding allocation.
See detailed report.