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Tasmanian Risk Management Fund

Tasmanian Risk Management Fund

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Tasmanian Risk Management Fund

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  1. Tasmanian Risk Management Fund Web Site and Procedures 1 December 2004

  2. AGENDA • Overview – Amelia & Jan • Services provided by the Fund Administration Agent – Tim Johns • Services provided by the Office of the DPP – Paul Turner • New look Web site – Penny & Sarah • Cover & Management of Volunteers - Alison • What can we do for you? - Di

  3. TRMF - An Overview • TRMF established 1999 • Merged with TSSWCS 2001 • Overseen by an inter-agency Steering Committee • Administered by Treasury and Finance

  4. TRMF – An Overview Mission Provide leadership in the management of risks to which the Government is exposed to minimise the resulting financial impact on agencies. .

  5. TRMF – An Overview Objectives • Ensure adequate financial provision is made for the cost of risk; • Manage the overall cost of risk to government agencies and the State; and • Promote and assist in the development of resources for the effective identification, quantification and treatment of risk within agencies.

  6. TRMF – An Overview • Statement of Findings 2004 • Setting of Contributions

  7. Services provided by theFund Administration Agent

  8. Services provided by the Office of the DPP • Introduction to Crown law • Services provided by the DPP (claims management and litigation) • Roles and responsibilities of Agencies and the DPP • FOI and Ministerials (as part of the claims process) • Indemnities to state servants

  9. Tasmanian RiskManagement Fund Morning Tea

  10. Tasmanian Risk Management Fund The new look Web site

  11. Cover & Management of Agency Volunteers • Types of cover • Personal accident • Liability • Property • personal property • vehicles • vessels • Management of Volunteers

  12. Personal accident - cover No-fault personal injury cover for people who are not covered by workers’ compensation (ie who are not employees of an agency) if they: • suffer or aggravate an injury which arises out of, and in the course of, their assistance to the government; or • contract a disease for which their assistance to the government was the major contributor. Includes authorised agency volunteers under an agency’s control.

  13. Personal accident – cover (cont.) Does not apply to volunteers: • deemed to be workers under the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (WRCA); or • entitled to benefits in accordance with the WRCA under certain legislation: • section 71 Nature Conservation Act 2002 • section 86 National Parks and Reserves Management Act 2002 Full WRCA benefits apply to these volunteers.

  14. Personal accident – benefits Calculated in accordance with the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988, including: • lump sum benefits (for death and permanent incapacity); • weekly benefits (replacing loss of wage or salary); • other reasonable costs and expenses (including rehabilitation) 2 year limit on benefits

  15. Liability and Property - cover • Liability • Civil Liability Act 2002 – individual volunteers, acting in good faith, exempted from liability arising from his/her negligence • Agency directing volunteer incurs liability • Property • Cover for loss of, or damage to property owned by an agency (excluding normal wear and tear) TRMF does not cover: •personal property; or • private vehicles and vessels

  16. Management of Volunteers • Volunteer rights • Management responsibility • Risk Management • Policies/Procedures • Risk assessment • OH&S • WH&S Act 1995 • OH&S Policy • Registration • Medical disclosure

  17. Management of Volunteers • Recruitment • Competency • Appropriateness • Policies & Procedures • Documented Policies • State Service Principles, Code of Conduct, Diversity and OH&S

  18. Management of Volunteers • Cover • Orientation / Induction • Policies / Systems • Activity Statement • Written • Identify nature of activity • Training • Skills & knowledge • Supervision

  19. What can we do for you? Information Sharing Sessions and Seminars riskmatters Insurance clauses in contracts OH&S Working Group

  20. Tasmanian Risk Management Fund What can we do for you?