Updated: Apr 16, 2020
The team at the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) have acted swiftly to help industry stay compliant with Australian legislation requiring aviation personnel to maintain certain types of training, including DG training. Changing legislation and obtaining exemptions is usually a seriously lengthy process requiring months, if not years, of industry consultation, discussions and drafting with legal teams and subsequent justifications and amendments (all of this being so exciting that I can tell you’ve dozed off already). However, our CASA reps saw the impending Covid-19 “Cluster” on the horizon and have worked hard to rush through an exemption (CASA EX57/20) part of which provides relief to Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) 92.095, 92.100, 92.105, 92.115 and 92.120 that require dangerous goods training to be conducted every two years. Under Section 11 or the Exemption, people requiring DG Refresher training have a three month extension to 30 June 2020 to the usual two year training period. Additional allowances are made for organizations with Safety Management Systems and a CASA Approved Safety Plan For the Safety Risk Management Plan Form: https://www.casa.gov.au/sites/default/files/safety-risk-mitigation-plan-submission-form.pdf If you have any further questions regarding the application of this exemption to you and your organisation, please contact your oversighting Dangerous Goods Inspector on 131 757, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org .