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    AIRSIDE VEHICLE CONTROL HANDBOOK

    SYDNEY (KINGSFORD-SMITH) AIRPORT

    Version 2.0.3

    Issued: OCTOBER 2003

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    FOREWORD

    The owner/operator of an aerodrome is licensed under the Civil Aviation Regulations.Sydney Airport Corporation Limited (SACL), as the license holder is obliged toinclude as parts of its regulatory suite of documents, particulars for the managementand control of surface vehicles operating on, or in the vicinity of the airside area of

    Sydney Airport. In addition, the Airports (Control of On-Airport Activities) Regulations1997 govern the movement of surface vehicles in airside areas at Sydney Airport.

    Accordingly, this Airside Vehicle Control Handbook (AVCH) is issued under theAirports (Control of On-Airport Activities) Regulations 1997 and forms part of theAirport Operations Manual for Sydney Airport.

    The intent of the requirements for airside operation of vehicles set out in thisHandbook is to ensure the safe and orderly movement of staff, passengers, aircraftand vehicular traffic.

    SACL also publishes the Airside Vehicle Control Pocketbook(s). The pocketbooks

    are a quick reference guide to explain the main rules and procedures applying todrivers operating Airside, and should be read in conjunction with the more detailedAVCH (as the full particulars of the rules and regulations are contained within theAVCH).

    SACL has compiled a computer-based learning package that will instruct a driver inthe requirements of safe airside driving. The package provides training for the initialissue of the ADA, or for revision for those already utilising the airside.

    The basis for the package is that through increased and focused driver training, andtherefore awareness, the risks of driving airside will be reduced, thus ensuring asafer workplace for all.

    SACL also has a general duty of care at common law and obligations underOccupational Health and Safety legislation, the Civil Aviation Regulations and the AirNavigation Regulations in relation to safety and security issues associated withsurface vehicles operating in such areas.

    Failure to comply with the requirements of this Handbook is a breach of regulatoryrequirements and possible also an operators right to use the airside, and any suchfailure will be taken into account by SACL in considering whether to excludeindividuals or entities from airside use or operation of motor vehicles.

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    PRIVACY NOTE

    In the course of managing the Airside at Sydney Airport (including doing things underthis Handbook), SACL may collect some personal information about, individualswithin organisations (such as names, addresses, contact numbers etc). Accordingly,under privacy legislation, SACL is required to make certain disclosures thatinformation is collected. They are as follows:

    (1) this information is being collected by SACL (ph: (02) 9667 9111);(2) you are able to gain access to the personal information SACL holds about

    you, by using the above number, or via e-mail to [email protected];(3) the information is being collected by SACL so that the Airside at Sydney

    Airport can be managed, and that SACL can discharge its legislative andother obligations on the Airside;

    (4) apart from law enforcement and other government agencies, and youremployer/Vehicle Operator, SACL will not disclose to a third party thepersonal information about an individual without that persons consent;

    (5) if you do not provide the information to SACL, SACL cannot fully andeffectively discharge its statutory obligations as operator of Sydney Airport,

    and it may also be a breach of the Airports Act and Regulations made underthat Act.

    For full details of the way in which SACL collects, handles and discloses personalinformation, you can view the Privacy Policy online at www.sydneyairport.comor youcan request a copy of it by calling the number above.

    As SACL may be collecting personal information from a person other than theindividuals themselves, SACL must make sure that they are aware of the things setout above. To ensure that this happens, any person who provides information aboutanother individual:

    warrants that they are authorised to provide the personal information to SACL; agrees to inform the individual of the things set out in (1) to (5) above.

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    RECORD OF AMENDMENT

    The SACL Airside Vehicle Control Handbook is subject to change from time to time.

    The AVCH may be distributed to stakeholders in either hard copy or soft copy. Asinformation is updated, the version number of the document will be amendedaccordingly and holders advised. As changes come into effect, stakeholders will be

    forwarded the changes either in hard copy or soft copy so that the document isalways current.

    It is the responsibility of the AVCH holder to ensure the document is kept up to dateat all times. Please ensure that as soon as you receive notice of any changes, yourcopy of the document is amended. This page will help you keep track of allamendments.

    DATE CHANGE NOTIFICATION RECEIVED SIGNATURE/UPDATED

    Additional copies of this handbook, plus pocketbooks, maps, labels and applicationforms are available by contacting the SACL Airside Driving Centre, Sydney Airport,PO Box 63, Mascot, NSW, 1460. Telephone: (02) 9667 9079, Fax: (02) 9667 6252.

    A nominal charge may apply.

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    INDEX

    FOREWORDPRIVACY INFORMATIONRECORD OF AMENDMENT

    SECTION 1

    1. Legislative Requirements 8

    1.1 Introduction1.2 Delegations1.3 Responsibilities of the SACL Manager Safety

    1.4 Authority of the SACL Manager Safety and Delegated Officers

    SECTION 2

    2.0 Authority for Use Airside 102.1 Introduction

    2.2 Application

    2.3 Criteria for Issue2.4 Indemnity & Release

    2.5 Insurance2.6 Roadworthiness/Vehicle Condition2.7 New types of Vehicles

    2.8 Granting of an AUA2.9 Affixing of the Label2.10 Removal of Vehicles from the Airside

    2.11 Suspension of AUA2.12 Withdrawal of AUA2.13 Appeals of Decisions - AUA

    2.14 Vehicles in Leased Areas2.15 Renewal of an AUA2.16 Renewal Application

    2.17 Temporary AUA2.18 Expiry of an AUA2.19 Disposal of Vehicles with an AUA

    SECTION 3

    3.0 Authority to Drive Airside 193.1 Introduction

    3.2 Categories of an ADA3.3 Endorsement to an ADA3.4 Airfield Zoning of an ADA

    3.5 Eligibility to hold an ADA

    3.6 Educational Material3.7 SACL ADA Theory Tests

    3.8 Application for an ADA3.9 Prerequisites to issue Category 1 and Category 2 Authority To Drive Airside3.10 Prerequisites to issue Category 3 or Category 4 Authority to Drive Airside

    3.11 Issue Cat 1 ADA3.12 Issue Cat 2 ADA3.13 Issue - Category 3 & 4 ADA

    3.14 Conditions of Issue

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    3.15 ADAs and the Points System3.16 Renewal of an ADA3.17 Upgrading of an ADA

    3.18 Downgrading of an ADA3.19 Surrender of ADA3.20 Suspension of an ADA

    3.21 Withdrawal of an ADA3.22 Appeals

    SECTION 4

    4.0 Rules for Driving Airside 294.1 Introduction

    4.2 General Requirements4.3 Road System4.4 Height Restrictions

    4.5 Speed Limits4.6 FOD Control Measures4.7 Right of Way

    4.8 Overtaking other Vehicles

    4.9 Proximity to Aircraft4.10 Towing of Rolling Stock

    4.11 Vehicle Occupants4.12 Phones4.13 Vehicle Operations at the Terminals

    4.14 Operating on the Manoeuvring Area4.15 Operating on a Runway Strip or Rapid Exit Taxiway (RET)4.16 Routes and Procedures on Apron Areas

    4.17 Operations near Runway 16L/34R4.18 Vehicle Defects4.19 Vehicle Parking Restrictions and Requirements

    4.20 Parking Restrictions for Refuelling Vehicles4.21 Push Bikes4.22 Unserviceable Areas

    4.23 Leased Areas4.24 Immobilised Vehicles4.25 Vehicle Accidents

    4.26 Apron Services Area4.27 Aviation Security Pass4.28 Low Visibility Operations

    4.29 Escorts4.30 Entry to the Airside4.31 Vehicles entering the Airside

    4.32 No Smoking in Vehicles

    SECTION 5

    5.0 The Points System 415.1 Introduction

    5.2 Notification to Operating Company

    SECTION 6

    6.0 Approved Issuing Authorities 446.1 Introduction6.2 Information to Drivers

    6.3 Training Material

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    6.4 Record Keeping/Audit

    6.5 Cancellation

    SECTION 7

    7.0 Approved Training Officers 47

    7.1 Introduction7.2 Nominated Training Officer7.3 Scope of Authority7.4 Suspension of Authority

    7.5 Testing of Approved Testing Officers7.6 Cancellation of an Approved Testing Officer

    SECTION 8

    8.0 Miscellaneous 49

    8.1 Schedule of Fees8.2 Exemptions8.3 Changes in Government Departments

    8.4 Transition8.5 Emergency Service Vehicles8.6 Emergency Response Vehicles

    SECTION 9

    Reserved

    SECTION 10

    10.0 Radio Procedures 52

    10.1 Introduction10.2 Transmission Techniques10.3 Phonetic Alphabet

    10.4 Numerals10.5 Callsigns for Ground Vehicles10.6 Radio Checks and Testing

    10.7 Commonly Used Phrases10.8 Some General Tips10.9 Lights Signals

    10.10 Radio Frequencies

    SECTION 11

    11.0 Definitions 58

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    SECTION 1

    1.0 LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENTS

    1.1 Introduction

    1.1.1 On State roadways (Landside), the provisions of State laws and regulationsare applicable in respect of Vehicle registration requirements and trafficmovement. The licensing of vehicles Airside at the airport is regulated bySydney Airports Corporation Ltd (SACL) under the Airports (Control of On-Airport Activities) Regulations 1997, made under the Airports Act 1996(Regulations).

    1.1.2 As the owner/operator of an aerodrome licensed under the Civil AviationSafety Regulations, SACL is obliged to include in its Airport OperationsManual Suite of Documents, particulars for the control of surface vehiclesoperating on, or in the vicinity of the airside area (CAR 89J(b); Schedule 10,Part 2. See also CASR 139).

    1.1.3 A Vehicle Operator must ensure that any Vehicle which it operates, or whichis operated on its behalf, on Airside is operated in accordance with allrelevant legislation including, to the extent applicable, the Civil Aviation Act1988, the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations, the Civil Aviation Orders and theAirports (Control of On-Airport Activities) Regulations.

    1.2 Delegations

    1.2.1 Under the Regulations, the Department of Transport & Regional Services(DoTRS) may appoint or delegate responsibilities for the management andas appropriate the enforcement of this legislation. In the case of airsidevehicle control, DoTRS has authorised nominated officers of SACL and theAustralian Protective Service to enforce the Regulations Airside.

    1.2.2 The SACL Manager Safety is responsible for the overall administration of theAVCH and Pocketbooks on behalf of SACL.

    1.3 Responsibilities of the SACL Manager Safety

    1.3.1 The SACL Manager Safety may issue the following material to all those whoapply for an Authority to Drive Airside (ADA) and Authority to Use Airside(AUA):

    a) Application forms for an ADA and/or AUA;b) A copy of the AVCH;c) Copies of the applicable Pocketbook(s);d) Map of the Airport;e) Label detailing Light Signals from Tower.

    1.3.2 The issuing of these documents does not guarantee that either theapplication(s) for an ADA or AUA will be accepted.

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    1.3.3 The SACL Manager Safety will maintain the AVCH, Airside Vehicle ControlPocketbooks, and all other associated documentation, updated at all times.

    1.4 Authority of the SACL Manager Safety and Delegated Officers

    1.4.1 The Regulations give SACL the authority to require ADA holders to produce

    certain documentation when requested.

    1.4.2 Upon request, ADA holders are required to:

    (a) show their State or Territory Driver's License, ADA and ASIC uponrequest by a SACL Operations Officer, a SACL authorised person orOfficers of the Australian Protective Service; and

    (b) where driving rules have been breached or a person has been involved inan accident, produce the above-mentioned documents to a SACLOperations officer or a SACL authorised person having reasonablegrounds to inspect them.

    1.4.2 Failure to comply may result in an Airside Traffic Infringement Notice (ATIN)being issued to the driver with a subsequent loss of demerit points (whichmay lead to a possible suspension or withdrawal of the ADA).

    1.4.3 For parking offences, an ATIN may be issued to the driver or in the casewhere a driver cannot be identified, the company as shown on the AUA, withthe subsequent monetary fine to apply.

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    SECTION 2

    2.0 AUTHORITY FOR USE AIRSIDE

    2.1 Introduction

    2.1.1 An Authority for Use Airside (AUA) is an authority issued by SACL thatpermits the operation of a motorised vehicle on the Airside areas of SydneyAirport. The provisions contained within the AVCH control the operation of thevehicle(s) on the Airside of the Airport.

    2.1.2 The issue of an AUA does not however entitle the Vehicle Operator to aparking space on the Airside at Sydney Airport or to access the Airside wheresuch access is not necessary for the particular Vehicle.

    2.1.3 Use of a Vehicle Airside is subject to the Regulations, which impose rulesabout where Vehicles may be parked Airside.

    2.2 Application

    2.2.1 All relevant forms and criteria for application are available from the SACLDriving Centre and/or the ID & Access Centre.

    2.2.2 Applications must be submitted no less than 7 working days before anyanticipated need for the AUA.

    2.2.3 The SACL AUA application form must be accompanied by the followingdocuments:

    (a) either of the following:

    (i) Certificate of Registration of the Vehicle where it is registered foruse on public roads; or

    (ii) Certificate of Roadworthiness where the vehicle is not (but is ableto be) registered for use on public roads; or

    (iii) Letter of Compliance from an authorised mechanic that theVehicle complies with the relevant standards;

    (b) SACL Indemnity & Release form

    (c) Evidence of public liability insurance of not less than $20 million(including an acknowledgment from the insurer that they are awarethe Vehicle is to be used Airside on Sydney Airport);

    (d) A covering letter from the applicant, explaining the need for Airsideaccess;

    (e) If applicable, a letter from the contracting company, sponsoring theaccess.

    2.2.4 If granted, an AUA may be issued for a period of up to one year. AUAs maybe issued for longer periods in exceptional circumstances.

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    2.2.5 In considering any contract for service arrangements, applicants should notanticipate automatic approval of the granting of an AUA.

    2.3 Criteria for Issue

    2.3.1 The major criterion for the issue or renewal of an AUA is that the applicant

    must demonstrate an operational need to drive a vehicle on the airside on afrequent and unescorted basis. The applicant must further show that theoperational task(s) cannot be otherwise undertaken landside.

    2.3.2 In addition, in deciding whether to issue an AUA, the SACL Manager Safetywill consider the following :

    (a) safety on the airside in relation to aviation operations, persons on theairside and property on the airside;

    (b) the security of aircraft and other property located on the airside;

    (c) congestion of airside areas, thereby decreasing the efficiency of theairport (particularly ramp areas), and increasing the risk of accident to allusers of Sydney Airport;

    (d) the ability of the Vehicle Operator to ensure that the operation of theVehicle will comply with the requirements of this Handbook and with alllaws, rules, standards and directions including, where applicable,legislative requirements and Air Traffic Control directions, relating to theoperation of Vehicles in the area;

    and without limiting the generality of (d),

    (e) that there are in place appropriate arrangements to ensure that if theVehicle becomes immobilised on a Movement Area, the Vehicle will beimmediately removed;

    (f) that there are in place appropriate arrangements to ensure that if theVehicle becomes immobilised on a Movement Area, that the notificationsrequired under clause 4.23 will be given; and

    (g) that the Vehicle will be maintained in a state of good repair.

    2.3.3 In addition, the applicant must, to the satisfaction of the SACL ManagerSafety, meet one or more of the following:

    (a) be directly involved with the operations or servicing of aircraft (includingrefuelling);

    (b) be directly involved with the servicing of Ground Service Equipment;

    (c) be directly involved with the servicing or maintenance of airside facilities,equipment or the building/s, including all terminals, or other airsidefacilities, and that these areas cannot be reached via the landside;

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    (d) be directly involved with the servicing of other equipment that can only bereached from the Airside;

    (e) be a member of a Government organisation (Customs, AQIS, ASA ) witha demonstrated need to drive a vehicle on the Airside on a frequent andunescorted basis;

    (f) be directly involved with the servicing of air navigation equipment;

    (g) have a need to carry equipment to parts of the Airside on a frequent basis;

    (h) have a need to be on the Airside of the Airport on a frequent andunescorted basis, eg maintenance contract (supported by documentationfrom the sponsor including details of frequency of entry onto SydneyAirport, and areas needed to be accessed);

    (i) carry out regulatory or law enforcement activities;

    (j) any other purpose approved in writing by the SACL Manager Safety.

    2.4 Indemnity & Release

    2.41 The SACL Manager Safety is not to issue an AUA unless the SACL ManagerSafety has been provided with a SACL Indemnity and Release form.However, SACL may waiver the requirement for an Indemnity and Release inexceptional circumstances.

    2.5 Insurance

    2.5.1 Vehicle operators must provide proof of insurance for each Vehicle seekingregistration Airside. The policy must clearly state that Insurance company isaware that the Vehicle is to be used Airside at Sydney Airport. The value ofthe Policy for 3rdParty indemnity must be no less than $20 million.

    2.6 Roadworthiness/Vehicle Condition

    Vehicles which qualify for registration off-airport

    2.6.1 NSW RTA Standards Where appropriate, SACL will use the vehiclemechanical and roadworthiness standards as set by the NSW Roads & Traffic

    Authority and under the law of New South Wales.

    2.6.2 At the time of application for an AUA, vehicle operators must submit a copy ofthe vehicles current registration details (if applicable).

    2.6.3 Any vehicle not subject to holding road registration under State law, SACL willrequire the submission of a letter from an authorised mechanic, confirmingthat the vehicle is in a roadworthy condition, having regard to the nature of thevehicle and its Airside functions.

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    2.6.4 Notwithstanding clause 2.6.3 or clause 2.6.4, in the interests of Airport Safety,vehicles must always be maintained in a good state of repair by the VehicleOperator.

    2.6.5 SACL Manager Safety, reserves the right to at any time, conduct or order theconduct of a serviceability inspection on any vehicles which in the opinion ofthe SACL Manager Safety, appears not to be in a roadworthy condition.

    2.6.6 A vehicle serviceability check may include (but not be limited to) the following:

    (a) Fluid leaks(b) Towing attachments(c) Tyre condition(d) Body condition(e) Excess emissions(f) Seat belts (if fitted)(g) All vehicle lights(h) Horn (if fitted).

    Specialist airport vehicles

    2.6.7 IATA Specifications - Where appropriate, in the case of specialist AirportVehicles, SACL may use vehicle standards as set by the International AirlineTransport Association (IATA) to determine whether a Vehicle is in aroadworthy condition.

    2.6.8 Non-Specific In the case of a specialist Airport Vehicle, where no NSW RTAor IATA specification exists, the SACL Manager Safety may give approval forthe use of such a vehicle in accordance with any such conditions, which theSACL Manager Safety may have attached to such approval or may attach

    from time to time.

    2.6.9 Any vehicle not meeting standards of serviceability as set down in either NSWRTA or IATA Standards or otherwise by the SACL Manager Safety will havethe AUA suspended, and the Vehicle Operator must remove the AUA.

    2.6.10 The AUA may be reissued once repairs have been affected and SACL hasreceived written verification from an appropriately qualified person to thateffect.

    2.7 New types of Vehicles

    2.7.1 Where a Vehicle Operator plans to acquire a new type of Vehicle for Airportuse, it should as soon as possible discuss its proposal with the SACLManager Safety so that an assessment can be made about compatibility withpavements and local geography at the Airport.

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    2.7.2 The type of information necessary to make such assessment of the proposedequipment will ordinarily include:

    (a) compliance with RTA or IATA standards (where applicable)(b) dimensions(c) gross mass(d) number, spacing and size of wheels and type of tyres and their pressures

    (e) turning radius(f) motive power(g) areas of intended operation(h) safety & special features.

    2.7.3 To avoid any doubt, the SACL Manager Safety retains the absolute discretionabout whether, or on what conditions, to issue or renew an AUA.

    2.8 Granting of an AUA

    2.8.1 Upon approval, the SACL Manager Safety will notify the Vehicle Operator thatthe label is ready for collection.

    2.9 Affixing of the Label

    2.9.1 Upon issue of the label, it must immediately be affixed to the correspondingvehicle as identified on the label.

    2.9.2 The label must be affixed to the front windscreen of the vehicle ON THEDRIVERS SIDE.

    2.9.3 Where a vehicle does not have a windscreen, the label is to be affixed, to beclearly visible ON THE DRIVERS SIDE.

    2.10 Removal of Vehicles from the Airside

    2.10.1 If a Vehicle is being driven, or is stopped or parked, on the Airside in amanner that is likely to be a danger to a person or property (including othervehicles or aircraft), or is likely to interfere with the operation of the Airport,the SACL Manager Safety or authorised officers, may direct the driver toremove it from the Airside.

    2.10.2 Refusal to comply with such a request is an offence under the Airports(Control of On-Airport Activities) Regulations 1997, and monetary penaltiesmay apply.

    2.10.3 If the driver of the Vehicle cannot be found, or refuses to comply with thedirection, the SACL Manager Safety, or authorised officers, may direct thatthe Vehicle be moved to a place within the Airport approved for that purpose.

    2.10.4 The Vehicle Operator will be required to pay all costs incurred by SACL forthe removal of the Vehicle under clause 2.10.3.

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    2.11 Suspension of an AUA

    2.11.1 Subject to this Handbook, an AUA is valid until the date shown on the AUAlabel.

    2.11.2 The SACL Manager Safety may at any time suspend an AUA where:

    (a) the Vehicle does not meet the requirements of clause 2.3 2.5; or(b) the SACL Manager Safety has reason to believe there has been a breach

    of the requirements of this Handbook that is sufficiently serious toconsider withdrawal of the AUA.

    2.11.3 If the SACL Manager Safety suspends an AUA under clause 2.10.2, it may bedone by oral and written notice to the Vehicle Operator. That notice willspecify the:

    (a) reason/s for; and(b) period of,

    the suspension.

    2.11.4 Within 72 hours of receipt of a notice of suspension of an AUA, the VehicleOperator must either:

    (a) physically surrender the AUA to the SACL Airside Driving Centre; or

    (b) if the AUA cannot be removed from the Vehicle, destroy the AUA andprovide SACL with a statutory declaration that the AUA has beendestroyed.

    2.11.5 At any time during a period of suspension under this Part, the SACL ManagerSafety may by written notice to the Vehicle Operator:

    (a) re-issue the AUA for the balance of its term (and any applicable AUAissue charges will apply);

    (b) extend the period of suspension; or(c) invite the Vehicle Operator of the AUA to show cause why it should not be

    cancelled.

    2.11.6 SACL Manager Safety will invite the Vehicle Operator of the Vehicle undersuspension, in writing, to show cause why the AUA should not be withdrawn.The Vehicle Operator should write to the SACL Manager Safety, within 7

    days, stating the case for reinstatement of the AUA. Failure to respond tosuch a request will result in the immediate withdrawal of the AUA. No form ofcredit or refund will be available as a result of that withdrawal.

    2.11.7 The SACL Manager Safety's authority to suspend or withdraw is not limitedonly to situations where there is a breach of this Handbook. In somecircumstances, the SACL Manager Safety may consider it appropriate tosuspend, cancel, or to limit the number of vehicles or Operators at the Airportfor general congestion or operational efficiencies.

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    2.12 Withdrawal of an AUA

    2.12.1 The SACL Manager Safety in deciding whether or not to withdraw an AUAmay use the criteria for issuing an AUA as detailed in this Part of the AVCH. Ifthe SACL Manager Safety decides to withdraw the AUA, he will notify theVehicle Operator, in writing, as soon as practicable.

    2.12.2 Within 72 hours of receipt of a notice of the withdrawal of the AUA, theVehicle Operator must either:

    (a) physically surrender the AUA to the SACL Airside Driving Centre;

    or

    (b) if the AUA cannot be removed from the Vehicle, destroy the AUA andprovide SACL with a statutory declaration that the AUA has beendestroyed.

    2.13 Appeal of Decisions - AUA

    2.13.1 Pursuant to the Regulations, a Vehicle Operator may appeal a decision towithdraw an AUA to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).

    2.14 Vehicles in Leased Areas

    2.14.1 An AUA is not required for Vehicles used SOLELY within leased areas unlessthe lessee requires that an AUA be issued.

    2.15 Renewal of an AUA

    2.15.1 In applying for an AUA, Vehicle Operators must acknowledge and accept thatthe holding of an AUA for a Vehicle is not an automatic right to enter theAirside. Every application for an AUA is reviewed on a case-by-case basis.The holding of a current AUA is not sufficient grounds for an automaticrenewal of the AUA for that Vehicle, or for any other Vehicle of a VehicleOperator.

    2.15.2 At the time of renewal of an AUA, a Vehicle Operator must satisfy the SACLManager Safety that the criteria set out for the issue of an AUA (as stated atclauses 2.3 and 2.6 above) have been met.

    2.16 Renewal Application

    2.16.1 All relevant forms and criteria for application are available from either theSACL Driving Centre or ID & Access Centre.

    2.16.2 Applications must be submitted to the SACL Airside Driving Centre no lessthan 7 working days before the Vehicle Operator wishes to use the Vehicle onthe Airside.

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    2.16.3 The SACL AUA application form must be accompanied by the followingdocuments in support of the application.

    (a) either of the following:

    (i) Certificate of Registration of the Vehicle for use on public roads; or(ii) Certificate of Roadworthiness, where the vehicle cannot be registered

    for use on public roads;

    (b) Indemnity & Release form

    (c) evidence of public liability insurance of not less than $20 million(including an acknowledgment from the insurer that they are awarethe Vehicle is to be used Airside on Sydney Airport);

    (d) a covering letter from the applicant, explaining the need for Airsideaccess;

    (e) if applicable, a letter from the contracting company, sponsoring the

    access.

    2.17 Temporary AUA

    2.17.1 The SACL Manager Safety may, in extreme circumstances, issue atemporary AUA.

    2.17.2 A Vehicle Operator must in applying for a temporary AUA submit all relevantdocumentation as in the case of any permanent AUA application.

    2.17.3 A vehicle operator must in applying for a temporary AUA submit any

    additional documentation as requested by the SACL Manager Safety insupport of the application.

    2.18 Expiry of an AUA

    2.18.1 When an AUA expires, the Vehicle Operator must either:

    (a) physically return the AUA to the SACL Airside Driving Centre; OR

    (b) if the AUA cannot be removed from the Vehicle, destroy the AUA andprovide SACL with a statutory declaration that the AUA has been

    destroyed.

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    2.19 Disposal of Vehicles with an AUA

    2.19.1 When a Vehicle Operator disposes of a Vehicle which has an AUA, prior todisposal, the Vehicle Operator must either:

    (a) within 7 days of disposal, physically return the AUA to the SACL Manager

    Safety; OR

    (b) if the AUA cannot be removed from the Vehicle, destroy the AUA andprovide SACL with a statutory declaration that the AUA has beendestroyed.

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    SECTION 3

    3.0 AUTHORITY TO DRIVE AIRSIDE

    3.1 Introduction

    3.1.1 An Authority to Drive Airside (ADA) is an authority issued by SACL thatpermits the holder of the ADA to operate a Vehicle on the Airside at SydneyAirport within certain designated areas, depending upon the Category of ADAthe driver holds (as set out below).

    3.1.2 SACL is responsible for issuing ADAs. SACL may delegate the responsibilityto issue ADAs to selected Vehicle Operators. Refer to Section 6 of thisHandbook for further information.

    3.2 Categories of ADA

    3.2.1 The Airside areas for which driving is authorised for each Category of ADAare:

    (a) Category 1: Perimeter & Airside Roads(b) Category 2: Airside Roads and Aprons(c) Category 3: All Manoeuvring Areas excluding Runways and

    associated Runway strips(d) Category 4: All Airside areas

    3.3 Endorsements to an ADA

    3.3.1 ADAs may carry specific Endorsements as part of the ADA. Category 4ADAs carry D Daylight or N Night endorsement.

    3.3.2 Other type specific type endorsements may be developed when and ifwarranted e.g. E Escort.

    3.4 Airfield Zoning of an ADA

    (Reserved)

    3.5 Eligibility to hold an ADA

    3.5.1 An applicant must demonstrate a proper and reasonable need for an ADA,and should not assume that there is a right to drive Airside. The applicantmust demonstrate that there is an operational requirement for frequentunescorted access to the Airside before SACL will issue an ADA to a person.

    3.5.2 In the case of an applicant who has not held an ADA in the same or higherCategory for the Airport, the SACL Manager Safety or Approved IssuingAuthority (as the case may be) may only issue the ADA if satisfied that theapplicant:

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    (a) has an operational requirement to drive unescorted on the Airside on afrequent basis (i.e. at least weekly);

    (b) holds a current Australian State or Territory Drivers License asrecognised by the NSW Roads & Traffic Authority or similar interstatebody;

    (c) is familiar with the Airport geography and comprehends theterminology used to describe the Airside;

    (d) understands the significance and meaning of Airside signs andmarkings;

    (e) has a thorough knowledge of the "Rules for Driving Airside" ascontained in the appropriate Pocketbook attached to this Handbook;

    (f) if applying for a Cat 3 or 4 ADA, holds a Radio Operators Certificate ofProficiency, issued by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority or itsdelegate;

    (g) if applying for a Cat 3 or 4 ADA, has a thorough knowledge of AirTraffic Control instructions, apron operating restrictions and safetyissues associated with these things.

    3.6 Educational Material

    3.6.1 The reference document for the Category 2 ADA is the Cat 2 DriversPocketbook (AVCP). The Cat 3 & 4 Drivers Pocketbook is the referencedocument of the Cat 3 & 4 test. The computer based SACL Driver TrainingPackage may be utilised to gain knowledge for drivers wishing to operate

    Vehicles Airside. This material is available from the SACL Airside DrivingCentre.

    3.7 SACL ADA Theory Tests

    3.7.1 Applicants for all Categories of ADA are required to pass SACLs theory test.

    3.7.2 SACL or Approved Issuing Authorities as permitted by the SACL ManagerSafety may administer Cat 2 ADA theory tests.

    3.7.3 Applicants must correctly answer 100% of the assessment questions to

    successfully complete the theory test. At the time of assessment, applicantsfailing to correctly answer up to three questions in the theory test mayimmediately attempt the three (or fewer) questions again. Should they againbe unsuccessful in correctly answering these questions, they must resit theentire test, but may only do so after a mandatory study/training period of notless than 72 hours.

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    3.7.4. The purpose of the theory test is to ensure that the applicant is in possessionof knowledge applicable to driving safely on the Airside. Questions are drawnfrom the applicable Pocketbooks relevant to the category of application.Material tested includes the geography of the Airport and the Rules for DrivingAirside.

    3.7.5 Applicants for Category 3 and 4, must also pass a practical test that may last

    up to one (1) hour in duration (or as dictated by the testing officer).

    3.8 Application for an ADA

    3.8.1 In deciding whether to issue an ADA, the SACL Manager Safety will considerthe following:

    (a) the demonstrated operational requirement for unescorted driving accesson a frequent basis (i.e. at least weekly);

    (b) the overall safety of the Airside, having regard to the number andfunctions of persons and property on the Airside;

    (c) the security of the Airside, and the aircraft on it;(d) the efficient utilisation of the Airside.

    3.8.2 To avoid any doubt, the SACL Manager Safety retains the absolute discretionabout whether, or on what conditions, to issue or renew an ADA.

    3.9 Prerequisites to application for Category 1 and Category 2 ADA

    3.9.1 For a Cat 1 or Cat 2 ADA, the applicant must:

    (a) complete a minimum of four (4) hours driving, of which three (3) hours be

    conducted by day and at least one (1) hour by night on the Airside. Asubstantial part of this time must be as a driver under supervision; and

    (b) demonstrate to an Approved Training Officer the following:

    (i) safe Vehicle operations in the vicinity of aircraft;(ii) giving way to aircraft taxiing or under tow;(iii) recognition of aircraft which have anti-collision lights on and their

    main engines running;(iv) awareness of the dangers of jetblast and safe distances to pass

    behind aircraft with their main engines in operation;(v) minimum distances for the operation of Vehicles from parked or

    taxiing aircraft;

    (vi) safety procedures in relation to passengers moving about on Aprons,to and from aircraft;

    (viii)geographic limits for Cat 1 and 2 ADA drivers and recognition of theboundaries of Manoeuvring Areas, by day and night;

    (iix) significance of Apron Road pavement markings and adherence toApron Roads while travelling on Aprons;

    (ix) compliance with speed limits and signage as appropriate, andobservance of safe speeds for existing conditions;

    (x) knowledge of parking areas, equipment storage areas andequipment staging areas and their associated markings;

    (xi) correct procedures for live taxiway crossings;

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    (xii) knowledge of relevant airside safety policies such as No Seat, Noride, and other safety matters contained in the relevant Pocketbook.

    3.10 Prerequisites to application for Category 3 or Category 4 ADA

    3.10.1 For a Cat 3 or Cat 4 ADA, the applicant must:

    (a) complete a minimum of eight (8) hours, of which six (6) hours beconducted by day and at least two (2) hours by night. A substantial part ofthis time must be as a driver under supervision on the Manoeuvring Area;

    (b) hold an Air Radio Operators Certificate; and(c) be able to demonstrate to a SACL Approved Training Officer competence

    in operating a vehicle on the Manoeuvring Area that will include thefollowing:

    (i) all of the matters required to be demonstrated by an applicant for aCat 1 or 2 ADA, as set out in clause 3.8 above,

    plus

    (ii) recognition & meaning of Movement Area Guidance Signs (MAGS)to determine physical location on the airfield;

    (iii) recognition & meaning of all day & night markers & markings, e.g.MAGS, taxiway intersection markings, holding points, rapid exittaxiways, runways and all lighting;

    (iv) correct procedures for entering or crossing taxiways, runways andrunway strips;

    (v) correct radio procedures and use of standard phraseology;(vi) knowledge of radio fail procedures and light signals from ATC.

    3.10.2 An applicant for a Cat 3 or 4 ADA who currently holds a current Cat 2 licence

    may reduce the hours of training required for the Cat 3 / 4 ADA, by taking intoconsideration the time logged in training for the Cat 2 licence. For example, adriver upgrading from a Cat 2 licence, needs to complete an additional four(4) hours driving of which two (2) must be conducted at night.

    3.11 Issue Cat 1 ADA

    3.11.1 The SACL Manager Safety or an Approved Issuing Authority may issue anADA only after the applicant:

    (a) satisfies the eligibility requirements as certified by an Approved

    Training Officer;

    (b) provides evidence of an Aviation Security Identification Card for use atSydney Airport;

    (c) provides evidence of a State or Territory Drivers Licence; and

    (d) successfully completes the SACL theory test.

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    3.12 Issue Cat 2 ADA

    3.12.1 The SACL Manager Safety or an Approved Issuing Authority may issue anADA only after the applicant:

    (a) satisfies the eligibility requirements as certified by an ApprovedTraining Officer;

    (b) provides evidence of an Aviation Security Identification Card for use atSydney Airport;

    (c) provides evidence of a State or Territory Drivers Licence; and

    (d) successfully completes the SACL test.

    3.13 Issue - Category 3 & 4 ADA

    3.13.1 The SACL Manager Safety or an Approved Issuing Authority may issue an

    ADA only after an applicant:

    (a) satisfies the eligibility requirements as certified by an Approved TrainingOfficer;

    (b) provides evidence of an Aviation Security Identification Card for SydneyAirport; and

    (c) provides evidence of a State or Territory Drivers Licence; and

    (d) provides evidence of an Aircraft Radio Operators Certificate ofProficiency;

    (e) successfully completes the SACL theory test;

    (f) successfully completes a practical driving assessment with an ApprovedTraining Officer.

    3.14 Conditions of Issue

    3.14.1 An ADA will be valid for 24 calendar months from the month of issue (unlessotherwise specified by the SACL Manager Safety), or until suspended orcancelled by SACL. The ADA will expire on the last day of the month of

    validity.

    3.14.2 If an ADA holder ceases to be employed by a Vehicle Operator, and issubsequently hired for work for another Vehicle Operator on the Airside atSydney Airport, the driver must re-apply for a new ADA. Provided the periodbetween employers is less that one month, the ADA may be re-issued withsame expiry date and without the need to follow the initial applicationprocedure.

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    3.14.3 The ADA is valid only while the ADA holder is in possession of a current Stateor Territory Drivers Licence. If for whatever reason, an ADA holders State orTerritory licence has been cancelled or suspended:

    (a) the ADA holder must immediately advise the SACL Manager Safety or therelevant Authorised Issuing Authority of this fact; and

    (b) the ADA will be suspended for the period of the cancellation/suspension

    of that State or Territory licence.

    3.15 ADAs and the Points System

    3.15.1 SACL has a "points" system for breaches of the Rules for Driving Airside.Details of the points system and the points which apply to each offence underthe Rules for Driving Airside are set out in Section 5.

    3.15.2 If a driver is alleged to have breached the Rules for Driving Airside and SACLcannot identify the driver of the Vehicle at the time of the offence, then SACLmay allocate the points to the Vehicle Operators custodian for the time being

    of the Vehicle involved in the breach.

    3.15.3 This system does not restrict the general discretion of the SACL ManagerSafety to suspend an ADA whenever he/she considers it appropriate to do so.

    3.15.4 A person who accumulates 12 or more points during a period of 36 monthswill immediately have their ADA suspended (refer also to clause 3.20 Withdrawal of an ADA).

    3.16 Renewal of an ADA

    3.16.1 An applicant may renew an ADA at any time up to one month before theexpiry date of that ADA.

    3.16.2 To renew an ADA, an applicants must:

    (a) submit an application form signed by a recognised signatory of theapplicants employer;

    (b) demonstrate that there continues to be an operational requirement forfrequent unescorted access to the Airside;

    (c) provides evidence of an Aviation Security Identification Card for use at

    Sydney Airport;

    (d) provides evidence of a State or Territory Drivers Licence; and

    (e) successfully complete the SACL theory test;

    (f) for Cat 3 & 4 applicants, successfully complete a practical drivingassessment with an Approved Training Officer.

    3.16.3 SACL or an Approved Issuing Authorities may re-issue an ADA to applicantsif these requirements and eligibility criteria are satisfied.

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    3.16.4 The applicants airside driving record from the previously issued ADA willcarry over to the new ADA for the remainder of any validity.

    3.17 Upgrading an ADA

    3.17.1 A driver may make application to upgrade an ADA from a Cat 2 to a Cat 3 or

    directly to a Cat 4D/4N.

    3.17.2 A driver may make application to upgrade an ADA from a Cat 3 to a Cat4D/4N.

    3.17.3 In applying to upgrade an ADA, an applicant must:

    (a) establish a genuine need to upgrade the ADA; and(b) otherwise satisfy the eligibility requirements for that category of ADA as

    listed in the preceding clauses.

    3.17.4 The SACL Manager Safety is under no obligation to upgrade the ADA and

    each application must be established on a case-by-case basis.

    3.18 Downgrading of an ADA

    3.18.1 The holder of an ADA that no longer meets the prerequisites of that categoryof ADA is obliged to downgrade the ADA to a category that they are eligible tomeet. The circumstances under which this will happen are set out in clause3.17.3.

    3.18.2 The ADA holder must present the ADA for re-issue, either to the SACLDriving Centre or to the Authorised Issuing Authority, within 72 hours of the

    said downgrade taking effect.

    3.18.3 The SACL Manager Safety may downgrade the category of any ADA underthe following circumstances:

    (a) the ADA holder is subject to investigation;(b) the ADA holders category has been lowered due to the loss of a

    substantial number of demerit points;(c) the ADA holder is unable to substantiate the need to maintain the

    category of the ADA.

    3.19 Surrender of an ADA

    3.19.1 When a driver is no longer required to drive on the Airside by the employer,the ADA holder must return the ADA to the Approved Issuing Authority or theSACL Manager Safety within 72 hours of the cessation of driving duties forthat employer. The Vehicle Operator must also ensure that the ADA holdercomplies with this clause.

    3.19.2 The ADA is not transferable between individuals or Vehicle Operators, andADAs are issued for use at Sydney Airport only.

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    3.20 Suspension of an ADA

    3.20.1 The SACL Manager Safety may at any time suspend an ADA (whether issuedby SACL or an Approved Issuing Authority) where an ADA holder is involvedin, or alleged to have been involved in:

    (a) an air safety incident;

    (b) a vehicular or other accident; or(c) an alleged serious breach of the Rules for Driving Airside,

    or

    where the ADA holder accumulates 12 or more points during a period of 36months.

    The suspension will be for a period to be determined by the SACL ManagerSafety, pending the outcome of any SACL or regulatory body investigation.

    3.20.2 If the SACL Manager Safety suspends an ADA under clause 3.19.1, it may be

    done by oral and written notice to the ADA holder and the Vehicle Operator.That notice will specify the:

    (a) reason/s for; and(b) period of,

    the suspension. If oral notice is given in the first instance, the SACL ManagerSafety will issue written notice within 72 hours of the oral notice.

    3.20.3 Within 72 hours of receipt of a notice of suspension of an ADA, the ADAholder must immediately physically surrender the AUA to the SACL ManagerSafety.

    3.20.4 Vehicle Operators may also request SACL to suspend an employees ADA byproviding the SACL Manager Safety with sufficient written advice as to whysuspension should occur.

    3.20.5 At any time during the period of ADA suspension, the SACL Manager Safetymay:

    (a) lift the suspension;(b) extend the period of suspension;(c) downgrade the category of the ADA; or(d) invite the holder of the ADA, in writing, to show cause why the ADA

    should not be withdrawn (refer also to clause 3.20 Withdrawal of anADA and clause 3.21 Appeals).

    3.20.6 Before an ADA will be reinstated following suspension, the ADA holder mustsit the theory test and at the discretion of the SACL Manager Safety, apractical test.

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    3.21 Withdrawal of an ADA

    3.21.1 The SACL Manager Safety may at any time withdraw an ADA (whetherissued by SACL or an Approved Issuing Authority) by oral and written noticeto the ADA holder and the Vehicle Operator. That notice will specify thereason/s for the withdrawal. If oral notice is given in the first instance, theSACL Manager Safety will issue written notice within 72 hours of the oral

    notice.

    3.21.2 Within 72 hours of receipt of a notice of withdrawal of an ADA, the ADA holdermust immediately physically surrender the AUA to the SACL Manager Safety.

    3.21.3 Vehicle Operators may also request SACL to withdraw an employees ADA byproviding the SACL Manager Safety with sufficient written advice as to whywithdrawal should occur.

    3.21.4 Without limiting the generality of clause 3.21.1, an ADA may be withdrawn ifthe driver is involved in:

    (a) an air safety incident;(b) a vehicular or other accident; or(c) a serious breach of:

    (i) the Rules for Driving Airside;(ii) the Handbook;(iii) a condition of issue of the ADA; or(iv) the Regulations,

    that is sufficiently serious to consider withdrawal of an ADA, the SACLManager Safety may withdraw the ADA.

    3.21.5 The SACL Manager Safety may also withdraw an ADA where the ADA holder

    has accumulated 12 or more points during a period of 36 months (in additionto the ADA first being suspended, pursuant to clause 3.20.1).

    3.21.6 Before withdrawing an ADA, the SACL Manager Safety will invite the ADAholder, in writing, to show cause why the ADA should not be withdrawn. TheADA holder should write to the SACL Manager Safety, within 7 days, statingthe case for reinstatement of the ADA.

    3.21.7 The ADA holder must respond to the show cause request within 7 days ofreceipt from the SACL Manger Safety. Pending their response to the showcause request, SACL may immediately withdraw the ADA.

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    3.22 Appeals

    3.22.1 An Appeals Panel will be established to review any appeal about:

    (a) the award of driving offence points (refer to Section 5 The PointsSystem); or

    (b) the withdrawal of an ADA; or

    (c) the suspension of an ADA; or(d) a decision to downgrade an ADA.

    3.22.2 The Appeals Panel will be chaired by a party, independent of SACL, the ADAholder and the Vehicle Operator.

    3.22.3 The remainder of the Appeals Panel is consist of a representative from SACLand the Vehicle Operator. If required a third party specialist may be called into act as an advisor.

    3.22.4 Appeals against the award of driving offence points may be made in writingwithin 7 days from the date of the offence. The appeal is to be addressed to

    SACLs Manager Safety in the first instance.

    3.22.5 SACLs Manager Safety will contact the Appeals Panel chairperson withinone week of receiving the appeal and arrange a suitable Panel meeting timethat is acceptable to all parties. The Panel is to meet as soon as practicablefrom the time the Chairperson has been informed of the appeal.

    3.22.6 Any loss of points given at the time of the incident will stand until such time asthe Appeals Panel determines that the points should be cancelled (whichcould be because the offender has established his/her innocence or hassatisfied the Panel of mitigating circumstances).

    3.22.7 A response to the SACL Manager Safety in these circumstances will betreated as an appeal and be processed through the Appeals Panel.

    3.22.8 Appeals can be made in writing to the SACL Manager Safety, PO Box 63Mascot, NSW, 1460.

    3.22.9 If in the event the appellant is unsatisfied with the decision of the SACLAppeals panel, the appellant may then appeal such a decision to theAdministrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).

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    (e) not drive while affected by alcohol or drugs to an extent which wouldpreclude them from lawfully driving on the public roads adjoining theAirport;

    (f) not drive in a manner likely to jeopardise the safety of any person orproperty on the Airside;

    (g) obey all signposts, pavement markings, and traffic control devices

    located Airside. Where roadways intersect and there are no signs ormarkings, NSW state road rules (for example, about giving way toother vehicles) will apply at those points.

    4.3 Road System

    4.3.1 SACL provides a continuous road system around the Airport. This roadsystem is designed and marked in accordance with the CASA Manual ofStandards (MOS139) and allows for appropriate clearances from aircraftoperating on the Movement Areas.

    4.3.2 Vehicles must use the marked roadway system where provided. Vehiclesmay move off the roadway when in association with the servicing of anaircraft, and then only when within close proximity to that aircraft.

    4.3.3 The Airside Road at a number of locations crosses operational taxiways andtaxilanes. Aircraft and aircraft under tow have right of way in allcircumstances. Drivers of vehicles including Category 1 or 2 ADA holders arepermitted to cross taxiways at marked crossing areas however all drivers,must exercise extreme caution and in all cases, giving way to aircraft.

    4.4 Height Restrictions

    4.4.1 Vehicles in excess of 3.3 metres in height and/or slow moving Vehicles, mustobtain clearance from ATC prior to travelling along the western perimeterroadway of runway 16R/34L (west of Taxiway A) between the southernextremity of the runway and the alternate Emergency Assembly Area (nearTaxiway J).

    4.4.2 Vehicles in excess of 4 metres in height travelling along the perimeterroadway must obtain clearance from ATC prior to transiting across anyrunway approach/take-off areas.

    4.4.3 Any vehicles to which clause 4.4.1 or 4.4.2 applies, if non-radio equipped,

    must request to be escorted by SACL.

    4.4.4 Height restrictions apply throughout various locations and are sign-postedaccordingly. They include the SWOOS, Terminal buildings and the apronroadway on the Domestic 1 apron.

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    4.5 Speed Limits

    4.5.1 When driving on the airside at the Airport drivers must observe the followingspeed limits:

    (a) Within 3 metres of an aircraft on the Apron: < 10 km/hr (b) Airside Roads (except where otherwise indicated): 40 km/hr

    (c) Perimeter Roads (except where otherwise indicated): 60 km/hr(d) All areas located beneath Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 10 km/hr

    including roadways, baggage makeup & basement areas(e) Where a speed limit is indicated by a sign or pavement marking, that shall

    be the maximum speed limit for that area.

    4.5.2 Where there is an operational requirement to vary speeds to those indicatedabove, approval must be sought from the SACL Manager Safety, and theVehicle must be driven at all times in a safe manner. In general, approval tovary the above speeds is only given to drivers involved in an Airportemergency or Airport inspections, or under the direction of ATC.

    4.5.3 The speed limits are not indicators of the speed at which drivers shouldoperate Vehicles; they indicate the maximum permitted speed . The drivermust decide, depending on conditions such as weather and the load beingcarried by the Vehicle, what is a safe speed to travel (below the maximumpermitted).

    4.6 FOD Control Measures

    4.6.1 It is the responsibility of all persons accessing the Airside to reduce ForeignObject Debris (FOD) by removing any item of FOD encountered whilst Airsideand placing it in specially marked receptacles.

    4.6.2 Drivers must ensure when driving Vehicles carrying loose material (such asgarbage, plastic sheeting and paper) that the load is adequately secured orcovered to prevent spillage. Any item falling from a Vehicle must berecovered by the driver and secured to prevent further spillage and possibleaircraft damage. Items blowing onto the Manoeuvring Area must be broughtto the attention of SACL Operations Officers as soon as possible.

    4.7 Right of Way

    4.7.1 All aircraft, including those under tow, have right of way over all other

    Vehicles.

    4.7.2 Vehicles travelling on Airside roadways have right of way over vehiclesentering/crossing roadways.

    4.8 Overtaking other Vehicles

    4.8.1. The following conditions apply to any Vehicle overtaking another Vehicle onthe Airside:(a) The overtaking Vehicle must not breach the speed limit for that area;(b) The overtaking must be conducted in a safe manner;

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    (c) The overtaking manoeuvre must not force any other vehicle off the airsideroad;

    (d) The overtaking manoeuvre must not force any other vehicle onto any partof the manoeuvring area (i.e. apron taxiway), nor should the overtakingVehicle use the apron taxiway to overtake preceding traffic.

    4.9 Proximity to Aircraft

    4.9.1 Drivers must not drive a Vehicle within 3 metres of an aircraft, except whenrequired for the servicing of that aircraft.

    4.9.2 Drivers must not drive behind and must stay well clear of aircraft when theirred anti-collision beacons are operating (as this indicates that the engines arerunning or are about to be started, or that the aircraft is about to move).

    4.10 Towing of Rolling Stock

    4.10.1 Drivers must not operate with a train of rolling stock in excess of:

    (a) Six (6) on aprons and airside roads; or(b) As stipulated under local arrangements within the basement baggage

    handling areas of Terminal 1 or Terminal 2

    4.10.2 Drivers involved in towing rolling stock should refer to their company's SOPregarding the number that can be towed safely by their company equipment(which may differ from the maximum number set out in the preceding rule).

    4.11 Vehicle Occupants

    4.11.1 No person shall ride on or operate a Vehicle when the passenger number is inexcess of the designated capacity of that vehicle i.e.NO SEAT, NO RIDE.

    4.11.2 In the case of a vehicle classified as a Bus, the number of standingpassengers must not be in excess of the designated capacity of that vehicle.

    4.11.3 The wearing of seat belts is mandatory in vehicles where seat belts are fitted.

    4.12 Phones

    4.12.1 The driver of a Vehicle must not whilst driving Airside answer or use, orattempt to answer or use, a hand-held phone.

    4.12.2 The driver of a Vehicle should if using a hands-free device, ensure any use iskept to a minimum so as not to be a distraction and/or impair situationalawareness.

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    4.13 Vehicle Operations at the Terminals

    4.13.1 No stopping, standing or parking of vehicles or equipment is permitted onconcourse roadways at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 unless otherwisedesignated. Additionally, this restriction applies to any areas where theycould interfere with aircraft, pedestrians, other vehicles or emergency exitsfrom terminals. Penalties will apply in clearly signed and/or marked areas.

    4.13.2 No overtaking is permitted on concourse roadways or basement areas ofTerminal 1 and Terminal 2.

    4.13.3 Vehicles entering the concourse roadways at Terminal 1 or Terminal 2 fromthe Apron must stop and give way to Vehicles on the concourse roadways.

    4.13.4 Vehicles must not enter a roadway where the height of the vehicle is greaterthan the clearance height designated for that roadway.

    4.14 Operating on the Manoeuvring Area

    4.14.1 A driver must not enter the Manoeuvring Area unless:

    (a) there is an operational requirement to do so;(b) a Category 3 or 4 ADA is held. A Category 4 ADA is required to enter

    or cross any runway or rapid exit taxiway (RET);(c) a specific clearance is obtained to cross or enter a runway or rapid exit

    taxiway (RET), which are deemed to be continuously active;(d) the Vehicle displays (on top of the Vehicle) an occulating or rotating

    beacon which is red and/or blue in the case of emergency responseVehicles and amber for other Vehicles, or displays amber flashinglights visible 360 degrees around the Vehicle (i.e. hazard lights);

    (e) between sunset and sunrise or in conditions of declared low visibilitythe Vehicle has headlights illuminated (dipped) and tail lightsoperating;

    (f) the Vehicle is equipped with a radio capable of receiving andtransmitting on all Sydney ATC Tower frequencies;

    (g) prior to entering the Manoeuvring Area, the driver obtains the latestterminal information to ascertain the aerodrome operatingconfiguration including whether any low visibility, special procedures(see para 4.27) are in use;

    (h) whilst operating on the Manoeuvring Area the driver must monitor theATC Tower frequency appropriate to the area of operation and giveway to all aircraft movements.

    4.14.2 Drivers holding Category 3 or 4 ADAs are permitted to operate on taxiwayswithout specific clearance from ATC. It is, however, incumbent upon thedriver to maintain a listening watch on the frequency applicable to the area ofoperation and vacate the area for aircraft movements.

    4.14.3 In the case of aircraft tugs with or without aircraft attached, or aircraft escortvehicles, drivers must seek clearance from ATC prior to commencing the towor entering the Manoeuvring Area.

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    4.14.4 A taxiway is not and must not be used as, a short distance transit route.

    4.15 Operating on a Runway Strip or Rapid Exit Taxiway (RET)

    4.15.1 A driver must not enter any runway (or its associated strip) or RET unless aCategory 4 ADA is held and specific clearance to do so is obtained from

    Airservices Air Traffic Control (Procedures for the use of a radio to seekclearance are detailed in Section 10 Radio Procedures of this Handbook).

    4.15.2 During periods of low visibility, special procedures (see para 4.27) will beadopted to control the movement and operation of Vehicles on theManoeuvring Area. Advice will be available on the ATIS and drivers mustlisten to this broadcast immediately prior to contacting ATC for clearance toenter the Manoeuvring Area.

    4.16 Routes and Procedures on Apron Areas

    4.16.1 Routes are marked throughout all Apron Areas. Marked roadways includingtaxiway/taxilane crossing points are to be used to access apron areas.

    4.16.2 Vehicles must not be driven between passengers moving to or from anaircraft.

    4.16.3 Pedestrian access across the Movement Area is prohibited. Persons requiringpedestrian access around Terminals and Apron areas are required to followmarked footways or if no marked footways are available follow the buildingfootprint. Vehicles must give way to pedestrians crossing at a pedestriancrossing.

    4.16.4 Vehicles entering the concourse roadway at Terminal 1 or Terminal 2 from theapron have right of way. Pedestrians must give way to vehicles in thesecircumstances.

    4.17 Operations near Runway 16L/34R

    4.17.1 Vehicles operating within the area of control of ATC Aerodrome Controller -

    East (as depicted on the Airside-driving map) must restrict operations to

    sealed surfaces. The depicted area comprises reclaimed land anddisturbance of grassed surface may lead to a potential aircraft engine-

    ingestion incident. Access to grassed areas by vehicles is only permitted ifassociated facilities are withdrawn from aircraft operations.

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    4.17.2 The perimeter roadway at the northeast corner of Runway 16L/34R passesinside the runway strip (delineated by gable markers). A white painted FlushMarker on the roadway marks the location. The Civil Aviation SafetyAuthority has approved the use of this portion of roadway without arequirement to seek a clearance from ATC on each occasion. Vehiclesproceeding on this portion of roadway must:

    (a) keep a vigilant watch for aircraft;(b) confine all movement to the sealed roadway only;(c) not stop or leave vehicle unattended near this area or within 100 metres of

    the aircraft approach side (as signposted) without ATC clearance.

    4.17.3 The perimeter roadway at the southeast corner of Runway 16L/34R passeswithin the Runway 34R approach surface. Vehicles proceeding on this portionof roadway must:

    (a) keep a vigilant watch for aircraft;(b) not transit between runway strip end and sign posted area whilst an

    aircraft is on its last 1000 metres of Runway 34R approach;

    (c) confine all movement to the sealed roadway only;(d) not stop or leave vehicle unattended within approach area (as signposted)

    without ATC clearance.

    4.18 Vehicle Defects

    4.18.1 Drivers must:

    (a) notify the Vehicle Operator of any defect in a Vehicle, as soon as thedriver is aware of it;

    (b) immediately draw to the attention of the Vehicle Operator any writtenstatement purporting to have been issued by or on behalf of the SACLManager Safety and notifying a defect in a Vehicle being driven orattached to a Vehicle of which a driver is in charge.

    4.19 Vehicle Parking Restrictions and Requirements

    4.19.1 Vehicles or equipment must not be parked so that they will obstruct aircraft,other Vehicles or pedestrians using the Airside.

    4.19.2 All aircraft servicing equipment must be stored, when not in use, wholly within

    marked equipment storage areas or other storage areas designated by SACL.

    4.19.3 All aircraft servicing equipment awaiting immediate use is to be staged whollywithin marked equipment staging areas on aircraft parking bays.

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    4.19.4 Vehicles must not be parked or left in areas that are designated by signs orotherwise clearly marked as; no parking areas, limited no parking areas, nostanding areas, limited no standing areas. Under the Regulations, failure to doso is an offence, and SACL may:

    (a) serve Infringement Notices on the driver or the owner of the Vehicle forbreaches of these Airside parking restrictions. Monetary penalties apply; or

    (b) alternatively, SACL may commence court proceedings for these offences.

    4.20 Parking Restrictions for Refuelling Vehicles

    4.20.1 Refueling tanker vehicles/dispensers vehicles are not permitted to transitbeneath any terminal building at the Airport.

    4.20.2 Refuelling tanker vehicles/dispenser vehicles are not permitted to parkunattended within 15 metres of a terminal building.

    4.21 Push Bikes

    4.21.1 No person is to ride a bicycle or tricycle Airside without the written permissionof the SACL Manager Safety.

    4.21.2 Pushbike riders may dismount and walk with their bike upon entering theAirside.

    4.21.3 The SACL Manager Safety may approve the use of pushbikes by lawenforcement or other government agencies, and may impose operatingconditions to suit the requirements of the particular operation. However,pushbikes are prohibited on the Manoeuvring Areas.

    4.21.4 Any approval given by the SACL Manager Safety may be withdrawn at anytime by giving 7 days written notice of withdrawal.

    4.22 Unserviceable Areas

    4.22.1 No Vehicle may enter an area delineated by unserviceability markers andmarkings and/or lighting unless there is an operational need. If necessary toenter the area the driver must exercise extreme caution and only remain inthat area for the period of that operational need.

    4.23 Leased Areas

    4.23.1 The driver of a Vehicle must not enter a leased area Airside without approvalof the lessee unless they have a regulatory requirement to enter that area(SACL vehicles and personnel excepted).

    4.23.2 The driver of a vehicle operating within a leased area must comply with theprocedures for control of vehicles within that area produced by the lessee andapproved by the SACL Manager Safety.

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    4.24 Immobilised Vehicles

    4.24.1 If a vehicle becomes immobilised on the Maneuvering area, the driver mustimmediately report this fact to Air Traffic Control. If unable to contact AirTraffic Control, remain with the vehicle.

    4.24.2 If a vehicle becomes immobilised on an Apron area, the driver must notify a

    SACL Airport Operations Coordination Centre (AOCC) on 9667 9921 or 96679981.

    4.24.3 The driver of any vehicle which becomes immobilised on an Apron area mustprovide to SACL staff such assistance as is reasonably requested to movethe vehicle off the Apron area to another area as directed.

    4.25 Vehicle Accidents

    4.25.1 If the driver of a Vehicle is involved in an accident on the Airside which:

    (a) causes personal injury; or(b) causes property damage,

    the driver must immediately report the accident to the SACL AirportOperations Coordination Centre (AOCC) on phone:9667 9921 or 9667 9981.

    4.25.2 Unless a statement has already been given to a SACL authorised person (forexample, at the scene of the accident/incident), a written statement must beforwarded to the SACL Manager Safety, within 72 hours of the occurrence,detailing the circumstances surrounding the accident/incident.

    4.25.3 Any person(s) involved in or witness to an occurrence are required to disclose

    full details of the occurrence to the SACL Manager Safety and or his delegate.Failure to provide information or give false or misleading information is anoffence.

    4.26 Apron Services Area

    4.26.1 A person must not drive a Vehicle in an Apron Services Area unless:

    (a) the Vehicle carries a current AUA and the driver holds an appropriateADA; or

    (b) the Vehicle is under Supervision of an ADA holder; or

    (c) the SACL Manager Safety has given written approval for the operationof such Vehicles in that part of the Apron Services Area and theoperation of the Vehicle is in accordance with any conditions on whichthe approval was given.

    4.26.2 Organisations wishing to operate in an Apron Services Area must makeapplication to the SACL Manager Safety at least 7 days before proposedcommencement of operations.

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    4.27 Aviation Security Pass

    4.27.1 When driving airside within a security restricted area, drivers must display anapproved Airside Security Pass issued in accordance with:

    (a) the Airport Security Program approved for the Airport; and(b) the Air Navigation Regulations 1947.

    4.27.2 A serious breach of any of the conditions in this document, may also mean abreach of the conditions of access to the airside of Sydney Airport. In thisevent, an authorised officer may physically withdraw access to Sydney Airportby removing the security pass (including an ASIC) issued by Sydney AirportCorporation Ltd, pending further investigation.

    4.28 Low Visibility Operations

    4.28.1 Low Visibility Operations is a mode of operation declared by Air TrafficControl, when the prevailing meteorological conditions cause the

    management of aircraft movement to be severely restricted. During thisperiod, positive traffic management of both aircraft and Vehicles on theManoeuvring Area is under the direct control of ATC.

    4.28.2 Any vehicles needing to enter the Manoeuvring Area must seek ATCclearance to do so prior to entering the area. Only essential Vehicles mayenter the Manoeuvring Area during Low Visibility Operations.

    4.28.3 Under declared low visibility conditions, the following Vehicles are classifiedas essential and may under ATC direction be cleared to enter theManoeuvring Area:

    (a) SACL Operations vehicles(b) Airport Rescue Fire Fighting vehicles(c) SACL maintenance staff (under escort)(d) Airservices Australia technicians (under escort)(e) Australian Protective Service (under escort)(f) Other emergency vehicles (under escort)(g) Aircraft tugs involved in pushback operations onto active taxiways.

    4.28.4 Aircraft servicing vehicles needing to operate on or near Apron areas duringLow Visibility Operations shall be under the direct control of SACL OperationsOfficers or Airline Ramp Supervisors.

    4.28.5 Any other vehicles not directly involved with the servicing of aircraft at thattime must either:

    (a) maintain their then-current position; or(b) be stored in an area approved for that purpose; or(c) be stored in such other area as directed by the SACL Operations Officers;

    or(d) removed from the Airside,

    until such time as the Low Visibility Operation is declared complete.

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    4.28.6 Other vehicles wishing to enter the Airside which do not meet the criteria ofthe those listed in para 4.27.3 or 4.27.4, may be refused entry.

    4.29 Escorts

    4.29.1 Drivers of Vehicles that are not authorised to drive Airside (ie. drivers without

    an ADA) may proceed Airside only if under the Supervision of an escort.SACL or a Vehicle Operator may make available a suitably authorised personto act as an escort.

    4.29.2 For the purposes of this rule, a suitably authorised person is a holder of anADA:

    (a) of the category required for the escort; and(b) that has been held for no less than three (3) months in that category.

    4.29.3 A driver holding an appropriate ADA for the area of operation may escort anaircraft/vehicle by one of the following ways:

    (a) driving a Vehicle for which an AUA is current and appropriatelyequipped to escort the supervised Vehicle;

    (b) riding in the supervised Vehicle; or

    (c) accompanying the supervised Vehicle on foot.

    4.29.4 Before a driver of a Vehicle commences escorting supervised Vehicle/s, the

    driver of the escort Vehicle must ensure that the driver of the supervisedVehicle is aware of the following requirements:

    (a) any specific rules for driving Airside applicable to the proposedroute;(b) the manner in which the escort will be conducted;(c) the proposed route;(d) to closely follow the escort vehicle;(e) to give way to aircraft and passengers on Aprons at all times;(f) obtain an escort for the journey out of the Airside;(g) to keep the supervised Vehicle behind the escorting Vehicle at a

    distance that will ensure adequate supervision at all times;(h) if unsure at any time of correct procedures, contact a SACL

    Operations Officer for assistance.

    4.29.5 The maximum number of Vehicles that may be escorted at one time is two (2)large semi-trailers or four (4) non-articulated vehicles.

    4.29.6 Any convoy over that stated in clause 4.28.5 must have a second escortVehicle located at the rear of the convoy.

    4.29.7 The SACL Manager Safety may withdraw at any time its consent for a driverto act as an escort. This will be done by written notice to the driver, and willbe a new condition of the ADA issued to that driver.

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    4.30 Entry to the Airside

    4.30.1 For safety and security reasons, any vehicle may be subject to inspectionand/or search by the SACL Safety Manager, Airport Operations Officer, anOfficer of the Australian Protective Service or other authorised person prior toentry to the Airside.

    4.30.2 A Vehicle may be refused entry at any time based on, but not limited to any ofthe following conditions:

    (a) heighten security(b) aerodrome emergency(c) Low Visibilty Operations(d) Vehicle defect(e) As otherwise directed by the SACL Manager Safety.

    4.31 Vehicles entering the Airside

    4.31.1 All Vehicles entering the Airside of Sydney Airport must comply with thefollowing conditions:(a) Be in a state of good repair(b) Must display a company logo of the registered owner of the Vehicle.(c) The company logo must be displayed on both sides of the Vehicle and

    be clearly readable from at least 100 metres(d) If the registered company does not have a logo. The company name

    and contact number must be displayed in its place.(e) Those Vehicles intending to operate on the Manoeuvring area must

    have an amber light affixed to the uppermost part of the body of theVehicle.

    (f) Vehicle drivers must adhere to security regulations and have a lawful

    reason or excuse to be in any area of the airside.

    4.31.2 Those Vehicle registered to operate Airside must carry and display a currentAirport map and ATC light signals label as supplied by SACL.

    4.32 No Smoking in Vehicles

    4.32.1 No person is permitted to smoke inside a Vehicle, while that Vehicle is locatedon the Airside of Sydney Airport. Monetary penalty will apply.

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    SECTION 5

    5.0 THE POINTS SYSTEM

    5.1 Introduction

    5.1.1 Persons found driving or acting contrary to the conditions set out in theHandbook or their individual ADA may accumulate points against their ADAfor each breach.

    5.1.2 For the purpose of these rules,Dangerous Driving means driving without duecare and attention, including driving without regard for the safety of aircraft,passengers and others using the Airside.

    Offence Points AVCH Ref:

    Speeding501 Exceeding the Speed Limit by up to 30 km/h 3 4.5.1

    502 Exceeding the Speed Limit by more than 30 km/h but not

    more than 45 km/h

    6 4.5.1

    503 Exceeding the Speed Limit by more than 45 km/h 12 4.5.1

    Safety in the vicinity of Aircraft

    510 Failure to give way to taxiing aircraft 6 4.7.1511 Failure to give way to aircraft under tow 6 4.7.1

    512 Failure to stop when an aircraft has beacons activated 3 4.9.2513 Failure to give way to an aircraft that has commenced

    pushback6 4.7.1

    Failure to Abide by Airside Markings

    550 Failure to stop at a stop sign 3 4.2.4(g)551 Failure to give way at a give way sign 3 4.2.4(g)

    552 Disobeying traffic signals 3 4.2.4(g)553 Failure to use marked roadway (where provided) 3 4.3.2554 Disobeying traffic directions 3 4.2.4(g)

    555 Accessing an area in a vehicle without lawful reason or excuse

    3 3.3, 4.26.2,4.31.1(f)

    556 Failure to comply with ATC Instruction 3 4.14.2, 4.14.3,4.15.1, 4.27.2,

    4.28.2

    Improper Overtaking580 Driving in a manner dangerous to people, other vehicles, or

    equipment6 4.8.1

    581 Failure to overtake in a safe manner 3 4.8.1

    Cover Loose Material

    600 Knowingly dropping rubbish on the apron from a vehicle 6 4.6.2601 Failure to secure a load on a vehicle or trailer 3 4.6.2

    Improper Lighting

    610 Failure to dip headlights 3 4.14.1(e)611 Driving without headlights 3 4.14.1(e)

    612 Failure to use rotating beacons on maneuvering area 3 4.14.1(d)

    Low Visibility

    630 Driving airside during low visibility without authority 6 4.28

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    No Smoking640 Smoking in a vehicle on the airside Fine 4.32.1

    Pedestrian Safety

    650 Failure to give way to passengers or pedestrian at apedestrian crossing

    3 4.16.3

    651 Driving across a passenger pedestrian crossing duringloading/unloading of passengers

    3 4.16.2

    Towing of Freight Dollies690 Towing more than the allowable number of rolling stock 3 4.10.1

    Riding on Equipment

    700

    701

    Carrying a passenger when there is no seat providedOffence DriverOffence Each person without a seat and holding an ADA

    63

    4.11.1

    4.11.2

    Seat Belts

    710 Driving without wearing a seat belt (where fitted) 3 4.11.3

    Bicycle

    720 Riding a bicycle airside (unless permitted by SACL) 3 4.21.1

    Failure to Follow Directions770 Failure to follow any directions of Sydney Airport AuthorisedOfficer

    3 1.4, 4.1.2

    771 Failure to show Airside Driving Authori ty when requested byan Authorised Officer

    6 1.4.1; 1.4.2;4.1.2

    772 Failure to show State Driver Licence when requested by anAuthorised Officer within 72 hours

    3 1.1.1; 1.4.2;1.4.3, 4.2.3

    773 Failure to stop after an accident 6 4.25.1

    Exceeding Authority800 Driving on an apron without the appropriate authority 3 3.2.1(a)

    801 Driving on a taxiway or taxilane without the appropriateauthority

    6 3.2.1(b)

    802 Driving on a runway without the appropriate authority 12 3.2.1(c)

    Improper Parking(Points may apply to identified ADA holders)

    810 Parking in a No Parking zone Fine (3) 4.13.1811 Parking in a No Standing or No Stopping zone Fine (3) 4.13.1

    812 Parking in a designated Safety or emergency vehicle zone Fine (3) 4.13.1813 Parking in an area that obstructs an emergency exit Fine (3) 4.13.1

    814 Parking in an area that obstructs traffic Fine (3) 4.19.1815 Parking in an area that obstructs pedestrians Fine (3) 4.19.1

    816 Parking in an area that obstructs aircraft Fine (3) 4.19.1817 Failure to park wholly within a designated storage area Fine (3) 4.19.1

    Other

    901 Failure to display AUA 3 2.8.1; 2.8.2;2.8.3

    902 Failure to have a valid AUA 3 2.3903 Failure to display company logos /identification on vehicle 3 4.31.1

    904 Failure to carry airport map/tower signals in vehicle 3 4.31.2905 Failure to maintain proper escort (vehicle/aircraft) 3 4.29

    906 Failure to report vehicle accident/incident 3 4.25.1, 4.25.2907 Failure to provide information or giving false or misleading

    information3 4.25.3

    908 Failure to give way to vehicles already on the airside road 3 4.7.2

    909 Failure to make contact with ATC prior to commencingaircraft escort

    3 4.14.3

    910 Using a hand-held mobile phone while driving airside 3 4.12

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    5.1.3 In certain circumstances, the SACL Manager Safety may review the pointsallocated and depending on the circumstance, including the severity of theoffence, possible consequences (e.g. death, disability, injury, propertydamage etc), may increase the points against the particular offence.

    5.1.4 If a driver commits multiple offences, he/she may lose multiples of points foreach offence committed points issued will be cumulative for a given action

    or behaviour.

    5.2 Notification to Operating Company

    5.2.1 If an Infringement Notice is issued to any driver, it will be recorded by SACLand a notification specifying the details of the offence will also be forwarded tothe Company/Vehicle Operator sponsoring the ADA of the driver.

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    SECTION 6

    6.0 APPROVED ISSUING AUTHORITIES

    6.0 Introduction

    6.0.1 An Approved Issuing Authority is a company or organisation to which SACLdelegates the responsibility to carry out the training, testing, and issuance of

    an ADA for the Airport.

    6.0.2 The SACL Manager Safety may from time to time authorise an ApprovedIssuing Authority to issue ADAs to their own employees and to employees oftheir Subsidiaries. Any authorisation will be subject to the conditions set outin this Handbook, and any other reasonable conditions imposed by the SACLManager Safety. For example, it is a condition of any authorisation that anAIA may only issue an ADA in accordance with the criteria set out in thisHandbook.

    6.1.3 An applicant company must , in applying to be an Approved Issuing Authority,provide to the SACL Manager Safety the following information:

    (a) the number of employees likely to be issued with ADAs;

    (b) a copy of the proposed training material, which must include:

    i Rules for Driving Airsideii Geography of the Airportiii ATC communication proceduresiv Airport Markingsv Aircraft Towing Proceduresvi Standard company airside operating procedures.

    (c) trading name of any Subsidiary company to which they intend issuingADA.

    6.1.4 The AIA may not issue ADAs until the SACL Manager Safety is satisfied thatthe company has equipment suitable to run the SACL Manager Safety's ADAcomputer test and use the standard test as a minimum testing requirement.

    6.2 Information to Drivers

    6.2.1 An AIA must keep up to date and issue to all its own employees andemployees of its Subsidiaries who may be required to drive on Airside as partof their duties, the following (as amended by the SACL Manager Safety fromtime to time):

    (a) Airside Vehicle Control Handbook and Pocketbooks(b) guidance material approved by the SACL Manager Safety

    regarding the use and meaning of signs, markers and markings(c) application forms for ADAs(d) All current documents, forms, training and testing material.

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    6.2.2 The SACL Manager Safety will ensure that all AIAs receive the followingmaterial in order to distribute/make available to its own employees andemployees of it Subsidiaries:

    (a) AVCH (and amendments as issued)(b) Airside Vehicle Control Pocketbooks(c) Safety Bulletins

    (d) Safety Alerts(e) Sydney Airport Operational Bulletins(f) Application forms for ADAs(g) All current documents, forms, training and testing material.

    6.3 Training Material

    6.3.1 SACL has produced a computer based training package that provides trainingfor the initial issue of an ADA , or for revision for those already issued with anADA . Some of the issues addressed within the package include:

    (a) human factors relating to Airside driving(b) emphasis on situational awareness(c) safety awareness(d) driver responsibilities(e) vehicle Operator responsibilities(f) rules and regulations governing Airside driving(g) Airport geography

    6.3.2 Copies of the Computer based training package are available from the SACLAirside Driving Centre.

    6.4 Record Keeping/Audit

    6.4.1 An AIA must:

    (a) retain for a minimum of 7 years, all applications for ADAs dealt with by itor on its behalf;

    (b) make and retain for a minimum of 7 years records sufficient to enablethe SACL Manager Safety from time to time to conduct an audit toensure the AIA is maintaining satisfactory standards in the carrying outof its functions as an AIA , including a record of:

    (i) the assessment on behalf of the AIA of the compliance of ADAapplicants with the requirements of the Handbook;

    (ii) the materials used in the training and testing of applicants forADAs;

    (iii) the training and testing of individual applicants for ADAs,

    and must:

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    (c) provide on request and in such format as the SACL Manager Safetymay require a listing of drivers that hold ADAs issued and cancelled bythe AIA with such other details and information about theauthorities/endorsements as the SACL Manager Safety may direct; and

    (d) provide the SACL Manager Safety with reasonable access to its recordsand premises to enable the SACL Manager Safety to carry out audits to

    ensure that the AIA is maintaining satisfactory standards in the carryingout of its functions as an AIA; and

    (e) ensure that relevant officers and employees of the AIA and itsSubsidiaries make themselves available and co-operate with the SACLManager Safety when carrying out such audits.

    6.4.2 The AIA must train and test its employees and employees of its Subsidiariesto drive Airside to the standard required by the SACL Manager Safety.

    6.5 Cancellation

    6.5.1 The SACL Manager Safety at any time may revoke authorisation of an AIA bygiving 7 days written notice to the AIA.

    6.5.2 A Vehicle Operator may appeal a decision to revoke an authorisation of anAIA to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).

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    SECTION 7

    7.0 APPROVED TRAINING OFFICERS

    7.1 Introduction

    7.1.1 An Approved Training Officer is a person who is accepted by the SACL

    Manager Safety to deliver their company's training package (and to testwhere they are part of an organisation which is an Approved IssuingAuthority) to persons wishing to obtain an ADA.

    7.2 Nominated Training Officer

    7.2.1 An Approved Issuing Authority or a Vehicle Operator may at any time submitin writing to the SACL Manager Safety a nomination of a person to be anApproved Training Officer, where that person:

    (a) is an officer or employee of the Approved Issuing Authority or aSubsidiary; and

    (b) holds a current ADA at the level that s/he seeks approval to train.

    7.2.2 The SACL Manager Safety may approve a person nominated by theApproved Issuing Authority or a Vehicle Operator to be an Approved TrainingOfficer subject to such limitations and conditions as the SACL ManagerSafety consider appropriate, and those conditions will be set out a Letter ofAuthority.

    7.2.3 The SACL Manager Safety will, before issuing any Letter of Authority, requirethat persons nominated to be Approved