Challenging the Regulator

30 Aug 2019
09:15 - 09:45
Board Room

Challenging the Regulator

Virgin Australia conducts baggage handling operations at Melbourne Airport. Recently these activities attracted the attention of WorkSafe Victoria, in particular they were looking at how manual handling risks were being managed.

Virgin hasformed the view that, in relation to manual handling risks in the baggage handling area, they are managing both the regulatory and safety risk as far as is reasonably practicable. In being able to say this however, it is important to understand the legal principles associated with the adoption of measures to discharge the standard of reasonable practicability.

During this presentation we will discuss some of the challenges faced in our baggage handling area, and how we have managed both our regulatory and safety risks.

We will cover the steps and insights related to dealing with the regulator (and other interested parties) that can ensure a balance between operational efficiency and a safe place to work is achieved.