CASsafe Fundamentals for Industry

The Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) purchases and maintains military equipment and supplies in the quantities and to the service levels that are required by Defence and approved by Government.

Industry is a fundamental input to capability, as are our internal Defence service providers (and their industry partners). We include them as part of our program management strategy across the entire asset lifecycle and depend on them to support our business.

Moreover, the First Principles Review envisaged a CASG establishing a core group of skilled public servants to manage a ‘smart buyer’ function which is reliant on an enhanced relationship with industry which would provide expertise in managing projects in the acquisition and sustainment phases.

CASG and industry continue to work together to strengthen relationships, improve performance and innovate. In so doing, CASG and industry will, of necessity, share work health and safety (WHS) obligations.

Under the WHS Legislation, CASG must consult, cooperate and coordinate with duty holders that share WHS duties with CASG. CASsafe is the primary source for WHS policy in CASG and details the actions and responsibilities required of CASG personnel.

CASsafe Fundamentals for Industry is a summary version of CASsafe. It is designed to provide CASG contracted companies with an understanding of the standard of work health and safety which may be required from them, and the requirements by which they must abide in order that CASG meets its CASsafe due diligence obligations.

An understanding of CASG’s obligations will allow both CASG and its industry partners to undertake consultation, cooperation and coordination, thereby enabling both to meet their statutory obligation where duties are shared.

CASsafe Fundamentals for Industry Full Document



Element 1: Leadership

Element 2: Performance Management

Element 3: Consultation, Cooperation and Coordination

Element 4: Governance and Compliance Assurance

Element 5: WHS Information

Element 6: WHS Awareness and Training

Element 7: Workplace and Health Monitoring

Element 8: Risk Management Method

Element 9: Systems of Work

Element 10: Materiel Acquisition, Supply, Sustainment and Disposal

Element 11: Management of WHS in the Procurement Lifecycle

Element 12: Abrasive Blasting

Element 13: Emergency Response

Element 14: First Aid

Element 15: WHS Incident Reporting and Management

Element 16: Rehabilitation

Element 17: Compensation


Sub-Element 1: Work Environment

Sub-Element 2: Noise

Sub-Element 3: Manual Tasks

Sub-Element 4: Hazardous Chemicals

Sub-Element 5: Confned Spaces

Sub-Element 6: Falls

Sub-Element 7: Electrical Work

Sub-Element 8: Radiation

Sub-Element 9: Systems of Work

Sub-Element 10: Construction

Sub-Element 11: Asbestos

Sub-Element 12: Abrasive Blasting

Sub-Element 13: Psychosocial hazards

Sub-Element 14: Diving

Sub-Element 15: Spray Painting and Powder Coating

Sub-Element 16: Lead

Sub-Element 17: Vibration