At R2A, we work with companies in the shipping sector to help them minimise risks such as collisions and groundings. We do this through the development of due diligence safety case arguments to ensure all reasonably practicable precautions are in place, based on the balance of the significance of the risk verses the effort required to reduce it. For further information, please contact us.

Shipping plays a vital role in helping to build the Australian economy.

Australia relies on sea transport for 99% of our exports. A substantial proportion of our domestic freight also depends on coastal shipping. The Australian government is committed to supporting an efficient, safe and environmentally friendly maritime transport industry.

As a transport industry, the shipping sector faces real risks every day, including the risk of ship collision, grounding and infrastructure allusions. These all pose major public safety and environmental concerns to the industry, and they also present wider business and reputational ramifications, particularly in terms of environmental consequences.

Project Overview // Sydney Ports Pilotage Safety Due Diligence Review

In late 2013, R2A were commissioned to complete a safety due diligence review to confirm that all reasonable practicable precautions are in place for all credible, critical safety issues associated with the movement of ships in Port Botany and Sydney Harbour. The results of which were incorporated into the Pilotage Safety Management System (PSMS).

A generalised common law safety case approach was used to document all statutory, regulatory and common law requirements. It considered a number of arguments to demonstrate that all reasonable practicable precautions are in place to manage all credible critical issues including collision, grounding and allision. Issues were identified on a zonal (geographic) basis.

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Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST) commissioned R2A to complete a Work Health & Safety Review to demonstrate due diligence as required under the new Tasmanian Work Health & Safety Act. The results were documented as part of MAST’s Safety Management System. The R2A team were able to provide solid insight for our management team and thoroughly checked that all safety issues in our business will be managed in accordance with the new legislation. Overall our experience with R2A was very positive, delivering a quality outcome in a timely manner.

Lia Morris, Chief Executive, MAST

Tasports commissioned R2A to complete due diligence safety reviews for the provision of pilotage services at Hobart, Bell Bay, Devonport and Burnie. The outcomes of these reviews were very insightful and were then fed into the overall Tasports Pilotage Safety Management System. The R2A team have also played a quality assurance role which helped us to ensure that all agreed outcomes were actioned for the centralisation of port control. The work that R2A completed was of a very high standard and we will have no hesitation in engaging their services for other projects.

Charles Black, Harbour Master, Tasports
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