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AS/NZS 3012:1997 Electrical Installations - Construction and Demolition Sites

Under Regulation 422 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulation 1995 (WA): The principal employer at, and the manager of, a mine must ensure that construction work at the mine is carried out in accordance with the applicable Australian Standards. This Standard... Read more

SB 12 Managing The Risk At Unsupervised Mine Sites

Mine or quarry sites can be unsupervised for a variety of reasons including; abandonment, no security after hours, Christmas/New Year holidays or temporary closure. An unsupervised site can present an irresistible temptation to children and others for use as a... Read more

Dangerous Goods Sites - Emergency Planning Code

The Dangerous goods sites – emergency planning code (the code) is a prescribed document under regulation 75 of the Storage and Handling Regulations. The Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 (the Act) provides risk management dangerous goods legislation for the first... Read more

Moving Plant on Construction Sites

From 1 September 2008, the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment (Application to Mining Workplaces and Coal Workplaces) Regulation 2008 was put into place. This amendment regulation extended the application of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001 to include the... Read more

SB 87 Duty of Care to Mine Workers in Camps or On-Site Accommodation

Increasing numbers of mine workers now live in mine camps or single person accommodation provided by mine operators or contractors for the workers rostered to work on site. In general, this accommodation is provided for workers employed on a fly... Read more


A young child was fatally injured at an open cut mine a few years ago. There continue to be reports of children on mine and quarry sites. ... Read more


While working at mineral exploration site, a driller's assistance was fatally injured when the vehicle he was driving ran out of control down a slope overturning and pinning him underneath. ... Read more


On 25 June 2004 the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to a national licensing system to limit access to security sensitive ammonium nitrate (SSAN). Each state and territory has introduced legislation and/or regulations to give effect to the COAG... Read more

Field Technicians Injured at Drilling Site

What Two field technicians were injured when struck on the head by a 3 m long 89 mm diameter drill rod weighing approximately 35 kilograms. The field technicians were assisting a contract driller to break a frozen thread on the air... Read more

SB 86 Fires on Mine Sites

As required by legislation, all mines report ‘High Potential Incidents’ to the Department of Mines and Energy. From this reported data, a more detailed study of the occurrence of fires in general has been made, the results of which can... Read more

SB 30 Use Of Forklift Trucks At Mine & Quarry Sites

The primary purpose of this Safety Bulletin is to raise awareness regarding the safe use of forklift trucks among the mining and quarrying industry stakeholders. This document highlights the areas of concern and provides references to useful sources of information... Read more

Fatal Crush Injury on Exploration Site

A water truck operator sustained fatal injuries when he was crushed between the rear of his water truck and a pastoral property gate. The operator had opened the gate, driven through it and had just closed it when the truck... Read more

Facilities for Construction Sites

This Code provides practical guidance for persons who have work health and safety duties under the WHS Act and the [draft] WHS Regulations to provide and maintain facilities for the welfare of workers engaged to carry out construction work. This Code... Read more

Facilities for Construction Sites

You should use this Code if you have duties to ensure health and safety under the WHS Act and Regulations as a person conducting a business or undertaking of a workplace where construction work is carried out, whether you are... Read more

Heavy and Light Vehicle Interaction

What A rear dump truck and a light vehicle collided at a mine ramp intersection. The rear wheels of the dump truck ran over and crushed the front section and the passenger side of the light vehicle. The light vehicle driver... Read more

AS 3007.1-2004 Electrical Installations - Surface Mines and Associated Processing Plant

The Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2006 (NSW) and the Mining Health and Safety Regulation 2006 (NSW) state that: The operator of a mine must ensure that electrical installations at the mine comply with the requirements of  AS 3007 and... Read more

MSB No. 101 Brake System Maintenance - Rubber Tyred Vehicles

Many high potential incidents over recent years at Queensland mines and quarries involved brake systems on highway and industrial trucks, and on heavy earthmoving equipment. Some have resulted in serious injury, or even death, and contributing factors included: using equipment not... Read more

SB 84 Construction Work on Mines and Quarries

Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 (CMSHA) applies to the construction activity, as it does to other work normally undertaken on the mine. On a metalliferous mine or quarry, the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999 (MQSHA)... Read more

SB 102 Severe weather preparedness

Longer term weather predictions suggest Queensland may be facing its worst storm season in years. Recent unseasonal storms, floods, and operational mine stoppages across the state in the 2007/08 storm season, are stark reminders of the unpredictability and destructive power... Read more

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