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Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report 2016-17

Details:

Title

Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report 2016-17

Creator

Northern Territory. Department of Corporate and Information Services

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report; Annual report

Date

2017

Notes

Made available by the Library & Archives NT via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Northern Territory. Department of Corporate and Information Services -- Periodical

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report; Annual report

Volume

2016/2017

File type

application/pdf

ISSN

1835-2332

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/304926

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/361114

Page content

Annual Report 2016-17 | Department of Corporate and Information Services82 CO R PO RATE G O VER N AN CE Insurance Arrangements The department has an active Risk Management Framework with risk assessments performed according to a planned cycle of activity and as required to identify strategic, operational and project risks. In accordance with Treasurers Direction M2.1 Insurance Arrangements, the department self-insures its insurable risks. Data Centre Services and NT Fleet undertake annual reviews of their insurable risks resulting in commercial insurance policies obtained for a range of risks. A summary of the departments risk mitigation strategies for insurable risks is provided below. Insurable Risk Category Mitigation strategies Workers Compensation A strong governance framework oversighted by a Work Health and Safety Committee reporting to the Executive Management Board and individual building committees. A Work Health and Safety framework consisting of policies, plans and procedures ensures health and safety is managed and appropriate action taken to identify and mitigate risks. Regular workplace communications through team meetings and signage. A work health and safety strategic risk assessment. Commercial insurance policies for Data Centre Services and NT Fleet. The department promotes the Northern Territory Governments Employment Assistance Program with $37 944 expended on staff visits in 2016-17. Property and Assets Internal policies and procedures are in place for the effective management of assets and to mitigate for potential losses. Effective contract management practices mitigate the risk of loss of assets. Capital and minor new works program to maintain property and assets. Commercial comprehensive insurance policies for NT Fleet and Data Centre Services motor vehicles. NT Fleet insures the fleet against damage from natural disasters and the short-term hire fleet is comprehensively insured. Public Liability and Product Liability The department's WHS Building Committees conduct risk and hazard identification and accident prevention to eliminate / minimise risks in the workplace. Site specific protocols and practices are in place for identified locations assessed as having a higher level of risk. The WHS Building Committees report to the WHS Governance Committee who oversees the departments WHS by monitoring compliance with the Work Health and Safety Act. Commercial public liability insurance policies for NT Fleet and Data Centre Services. Indemnities The departments legal advisors review contracts and agreements containing indemnity clauses to ensure the department and GBDs comply with the Financial Management Act and Treasurers Direction G2.5 - Guarantees and Indemnities. Northern Territory Government standard terms and conditions are applied, with amendments reviewed by the departments legal advisors. Registers are maintained in accordance with legislative requirements. Internal policies and procedures are provided for the guidance of staff.


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