Annual Report 2016-2017

Legislation administered by the agency

Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005

Organisation of the agency

  • Governance, Board and Executive Support
  • Finance
  • People
  • Emergency Management
  • ICT
  • Capability
  • Volunteer Services
  • WHS&IM
  • Public Information and Warnings

Other agencies related to this agency (within the Minister’s area/s of responsibility)

  • SA Country Fire Service (CFS)
  • SA Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS)
  • SA State Emergency Service (SES)

Employment opportunity programs

Program name Result of the program
Recruitment in APY lands (jointly managed with CFS) 315 registered members

Agency performance management and development systems

Performance management and development system Assessment of effectiveness and effiency
Individual Performance Management and Development Currently under review

Occupational health, safety and rehabilitation programs of the agency and their effectiveness

Occupational health, safety and rehabilitation programs Effectiveness
Employee Assistance Program Increased usage when compared to the last seven years due to improved communication and promotion (supports our early intervention strategy)
Staff Welfare Checks Provision of regular confidental face to face counselling of employees to support early intervention. 70% of workforce engaged.
Flu Vaccination program 70% of workforce voluntarily participated.
Workstation Ergonomics Program All new staff have completed. Any adjustments identified are actioned promptly with no injury claims arising.

Fraud detected in the agency

Category/nature of fraud Number of instances
Nil Nil

Strategies implemented to control and prevent fraud

SAFECOM maintains a governance structure and internal controls that are designed to prevent and minimise the impact of fraud including:

  • Fraud, corruption, misconduct and maladministration policy, procedure and control plan in place.
  • Financial and human resource policies and procedures.
  • An Audit and Risk Committee that reports to the SAFECOM Board.
  • Regular financial monitoring and reporting.

Data for the past five years is available at: Data.SA

Whistle-blowers’ disclosure

Number of occasions on which public interest information has been disclosed to a responsible officer of the agency under the Whistle-blowers’ Protection Act 1993: 0

Data for the past five years is available at: Data.SA