Australian Standard AS 1885.1-1990 Measurement of Occupational Health and Safety Performance - Describing and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Disease - Australian Government


You will be required to comply with this standard if you are the operator of a ship that is engaged in trade or commerce:

  • Between Australia and places outside Australia;
  • Between 2 places outside Australia;
  • Between the States of Australia; or
  • Within a Territory, or between a State and a Territory or between 2 Territories.

This includes a vessel that is licensed to engage in coastal trade, as well as certain offshore industry vessels.

The operator of a ship must report the average number of full-time equivalent employees of the operator in that financial year. The average must be calculated in accordance with this standard.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Act 1991 AG

Regulation(s) name

Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) (National Standards) Regulations 2003 AG

Administering agency

Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority

Contact details

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Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority

Operating address: Comcare, Level 4
121 Marcus Clarke Street
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9905
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6275 0070
Phone: 1300 366 979
Fax: 02 6275 0067