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Drone Operation and Management

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs; in short drones) are used for diverse purposes such as aerial mapping, remote sensing, terrain modelling, engineering inspection, construction monitoring, environmental assessment and monitoring. Their outdoor operation in the Australian airspace is regulated by the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) according to federal legislation.

The operation of drones in Australian airspace is regulated by the:

Further information:

Risk Assessment

A Risk Assessment is a simple tool to look at an activity such as a task, project or event to identify health and safety risks that are likely to pose a threat t a person's safety or impact on operations of the University and to establish appropriate risk controls to minimise harm.

The University Project/Task Risk Assessment Procedure (PDF 353KB) provides guidance on the minimum requirements for University of Tasmania staff and students to follow when planning an activity (both on and off campus) so that work health safety risks are managed.