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Outcome and program structure

Program 1.1 objective

The ATSB will work actively with the aviation, marine and rail industries, transport regulators and governments at a local, state, national and international level to improve transport safety standards for the greatest public benefit. Investigations and related activities seek to raise awareness of identified safety issues and to encourage stakeholders to implement actions to improve future safety.

There are three core objectives which arise from the ATSB’s functions under the TSI Act:

1. Independent ‘no-blame’ investigation of transport accidents and other safety occurrences

Independent investigations that are selective and systemic, and which focus on future safety rather than on blame, increase stakeholder awareness and action on safety issues, and foster industry and public confidence in the transport system.

2. Safety data recording, analysis and research

Timely receipt and assessment of transport accident and other safety occurrence notifications allows the ATSB to identify and refer safety issues at the earliest opportunity. The maintenance and analysis of a body of safety information (including transport safety data, safety study and occurrence investigation reports) enables stakeholders and researchers to gain a better understanding of safety trends and safety issues.

3. Fostering safety awareness, knowledge and action

Awareness and understanding of transport safety issues is increased through a range of activities, including consultation, education, and the dissemination of occurrence investigation and safety study findings and recommendations. These contribute to the national and international body of safety knowledge and foster action for the improvement of safety systems and operations.