Topic: Safety / WHS

Ride another day: mitigating motorcycle risk in Navy

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), ABIS Thomas Sawtell (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Seaman Cryptologic Linguist Kate Johnstone stands by her motorcycle at the Australian Defence Force Motorcycle Rider Safety training program held at Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek, NSW. (photo: ABIS Thomas Sawtell)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Seaman Cryptologic Linguist Kate Johnstone stands by her motorcycle at the Australian Defence Force Motorcycle Rider Safety training program held at Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek, NSW.

Between 2006 and 2016, there were around 530 reported motorcycle vehicle accidents involving Australian Defence Force Personnel which resulted in minor to serious injuries. The statistics also recorded at least one fatality per year.

BEN signs to the rescue at Garden Island, WA

Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling Captain Ansley Morthorpe, CSC, RAN; Naval Police Coxswains, Leading Seaman Cory Lewis and Able Seaman Jake Cattlin; John George and Cody Moorfoot from Willson's Security; and base firefighters, Jason Upton and Michael Williams at the Beach Emergency Number (BEN) sign located on the beach at Beagle Bay, Garden Island, WA. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling Captain Ansley Morthorpe, CSC, RAN; Naval Police Coxswains, Leading Seaman Cory Lewis and Able Seaman Jake Cattlin; John George and Cody Moorfoot from Willson's Security; and base firefighters, Jason Upton and Michael Williams at the Beach Emergency Number (BEN) sign located on the beach at Beagle Bay, Garden Island, WA.

In a combined effort from Navy, Parks and Wildlife Service and the Western Australian State Government, on-water safety has been greatly improved around Garden Island in Rockingham, Western Australia.

Drug testing trial enhances detection

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A Urinalysis testing kit which remains an effective method for prohibited substance testing and deterrence of drug use. (photo: Unknown)

A Urinalysis testing kit which remains an effective method for prohibited substance testing and deterrence of drug use.

The Australian Defence Force is trialling hair and saliva testing as part of the Prohibited Substance Testing Program, from 1 October to 31 July next year, the new regime will be in addition to the existing urine tests.

Helping keep Defence riders safe

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Australian Defence Force motorcyclists can now benefit from Defence-funded road rider training with the launch of the new RideSAFE program on 11 August. (photo: Unknown)

Australian Defence Force motorcyclists can now benefit from Defence-funded road rider training with the launch of the new RideSAFE program on 11 August.

Australian Defence Force motorcyclists can now benefit from Defence-funded road rider training with the launch of the new RideSAFE program on 11 August.

Chief of Navy safety message

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Chief of Navy reminds everybody of their obligation to be safety conscious as well as read and understand his Safety Policy Statement. (photo: )

Chief of Navy reminds everybody of their obligation to be safety conscious as well as read and understand his Safety Policy Statement.

Chief of Navy reminds everybody of their obligation to be safety conscious as well as read and understand his Safety Policy Statement.

Chief of Navy’s commitment to safety

Published on by LEUT Celeste Ecuyer (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

The appropriate Personal Protective Equipment worn when operating a grinder inside the workshop at all times as a member of the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

The appropriate Personal Protective Equipment worn when operating a grinder inside the workshop at all times as a member of the Royal Australian Navy.

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, Chief of Navy has made it a priority early on in his command to name safety as one of his key priorities, issuing a Navy Safety Policy Statement on 15 July 2014.

Navy success at the 2014 Defence WHS Awards

Published on by LEUT Nic Hawkins (author)

Proud 2014 Defence Work Health and Safety (WHS) Award winner, Cadet Midshipman Christopher Pedlar (centre left) flanked by Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen (centre right), Australian Navy Cadets (ANC) National Commander, Captain ANC John Gill and Petty Officer Brendan Smith. (photo: Unknown)

Proud 2014 Defence Work Health and Safety (WHS) Award winner, Cadet Midshipman Christopher Pedlar (centre left) flanked by Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Michael van Balen (centre right), Australian Navy Cadets (ANC) National Commander, Captain ANC John Gill and Petty Officer Brendan Smith.

The Royal Australian Navy snapped up several prizes at the 2014 Defence Work Health and Safety (WHS) Awards event recently held in Canberra.