Recommendation R20000295

Recommendation issued to: AirServices Australia

Recommendation details
Output No: R20000295
Date issued: 29 March 2001
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that Airservices Australia perform a task analysis to determine what tasks electrical technical officers carry out. From this task analysis, role clarification should be developed.

Initial response
Date issued: 25 May 2001
Response from: AirServices Australia
Action status: Monitor
Response text:

The required maintenance tasks are defined in Airways Engineering Instructions and individual staff roles and tasks are defined in procedures and job descriptions. A preliminary analysis of tasks is in progress, the results of which will determine if Airways Engineering Instructions need further change. Changes where identified will be implemented.

Further correspondence
Date issued: 21 December 2001
Response from: AirServices Australia
Response status: Closed - Accepted
Response text:

Director Safety and Environment Assurance

A task analysis was completed in June 2000. Recommendations deriving from that analysis cover procedures, Techcert, training and impact on ATM:

a. Procedures. That the TAAATS Power system manager consider modifying AEI-3.4090 and 3.4091 to a format similar to AEI 3.4088 and all new switching AEls follow that same format.

b. TechCert. The ISS Technical Support Manager consider the inclusion of prerequisite training in the competency criteria of ISS: F061-Power Systems - Sydney TAAATS. The ISS Technical Support Manager also review the need for TechCert assessment on small network based systems such as MDPDS and CATIS.

c. Training. That the Sydney Maintenance Services Manager consider re-familiarisation training for staff who have limited exposure to complex systems and also evaluate the requirement to conduct overview training for Sydney Services staff on other NAS systems that interact with systems maintained by them, ie VSCMS and CATIS.

d. Impact of maintenance activities on ATM. That the Sydney Maintenance Services Manager consider awareness training for MS staff on the consequences for ATC in the event of single, or multiple, NAS facility outages.

Completion of the above actions is scheduled for 30/12/2001

ATSB Note: The above actions were completed by 22 March 2002.

Last update 05 April 2012