Deputy Area Safety Officer, South-East Queensland
Australian Parachute Federation
The Australian Parachute Federation is the national governing body for skydiving in Australia, responsible for education, training and regulation of the sport. To ensure compliance with high standards for safety in its member clubs the APF appoints Area Safety Officers in each of its Council areas to regularly monitor drop zone activities. As the Deputy Area Safety Officer for South-East Queensland I support and assist the Principal Area Safety Officer with the following tasks:
- conducting safety audits on all drop zones within Council jurisdiction to ensure compliance with APF operational rules, regulations and safety standards.
- investigating incidents and fatalities that occur on local drop zones and assisting with crisis management efforts.
This is a volunteer role to which I was appointed to on the basis of recommendations by my skydiving colleagues.