Applying for a Winding Engine Driver's Certificate of Competency

Winding engine driver certificate - application form - 463 Kb

Apply for a Winding Engine Driver’s Certificate of Competency under the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 and Mines.

Winding engine driver's health certificate - 2135 Kb

This form certifies that this person is not suffering from deafness, defective vision, epilepsy, disease of the heart, diabetes or other infirmity to any such extent as would, or would be likely to, render this person unfit for his or her duties.

Required information

Supporting documentation

The completed application form must be accompanied by:

  • evidence of passing relevant examinations as set by the Board
  • evidence of attaining minimum age of 21 years (photo ID required, either a photocopy of a passport or driver’s licence)
  • copy of a character reference
  • evidence of medical fitness (i.e. winding engine driver’s health certificate).

For Class I certification, which authorises a person to operate a winding engine having any power input, the following is also required:

  • evidence of assisting, under the supervision of a qualified person, in
    • driving an electric winding engine fitted with dead weight power operated brakes or multi-spring applied unit brakes, and operated by an electric motor of not less than 75 kW for a period of not less than 300 hours at the rate of not less than 12 hours and not more than 40 hours per week
    • carrying out the duties of a platman, skipman, or set rider, including shaft maintenance and shaft repairs for not less than 12 hours per week for a period of 6 weeks
  • knowledge of ancillary equipment normally associated with winding engines.

For Class II certification, which authorises a person to operate a winding engine having a power input exceeding 25 kW but not exceeding 75 kW, the following is also required:

  • evidence of assisting, under the supervision of a qualified person, in:
    • driving a winding engine driven by a power source having a power input of not more than 75 kW and not less than 25 kW for a period of not less than 300 hours at the rate of not less than 12 hours and not more than 40 hours a week
    • carrying out the duties of a platman, skipman or set rider and has had experience in shaft maintenance and shaft repairs for not less than 12 hours per week over a period of not less than 6 weeks
  • knowledge of ancillary equipment normally associated with winding engines.

Evidence of experience

Letters confirming experience

  • Provided on company letterhead and signed off by a responsible officer of the company in which experience has been gained.
  • Include precise details of the types of duties performed, and the dates associated with each.

Statutory declarations

  • May be acceptable only if the original document from a mine confirming experience cannot be obtained.

Inquiries, if conducted, to establish the accuracy of experience given in the form of a Statutory Declaration may delay finalisation of a decision on the application.

For information on who can witness an application and any other statutory declarations and certify copies of documents, refer to the Department of the Attorney General.

Statutory declaration - form - 237 Kb

Statutory declaration - form

Examination information

Venue and date

Applicants must contact the Executive Officer for the Board of Examiners to arrange an examination time.

Legislation

A copy of the relevant legislation can be ordered, downloaded or viewed online at the State Law Publisher.

Re-sitting the exam

Those wishing to re-sit the exam who have previously submitted the relevant documentation are not required to resubmit the documentation. A new application form must be lodged along with the application fee to re-apply. All requirements for a certificate must be completed within five years.

Application fee

For information regarding application and renewal fees please see Schedule of fees and charges below.

Lodging the application

Mutual recognition

If you have an interstate or New Zealand qualification, you may qualify for mutual recognition.

Contact

Contact the Executive Officer to the Board of Examiners

Phone: (08) 9358 8001 (select option 6 - you can make your selection at anytime)
Fax: (08) 9358 8000
Email: boe@dmp.wa.gov.au