Information sheets and pamphlets

See Minerals safety - guidance for more information.

Although some guidance material was prepared by previous departments and divisions, the content is still valid.

Information sheets

Health and hygiene management - understanding your responsibilities and regulatory requirements - 306 Kb

This information sheet outlines responsibilities and regulatory requirements when managing health and hygiene.

Health and hygiene management - managing exceedances in SRS - 312 Kb

This information sheet outlines the requirements for managing health and hygiene exceedances in SRS

Safety Regulation System (SRS) injury classification code index - 1103 Kb

This document provides an index of the classification codes required when lodging an injury report

SRS quick help guide to user access reviews - information sheet - 777 Kb

This information shows quick help guide to SRS user access reviews

Top 11 human and organisational factors for the Western Australian resources industry - information sheet - 479 Kb

This information sheets summaries the top 11 human and organisational factors for the Western Australian resources industry in table-format

Electrical log book Section 1 – entry example - 894 Kb

This information sheet provides an overview of how to correctly complete section 1 of the electrical log book

Investigating incidents - information sheet for safety and health representatives - 1058 Kb

This information sheet outlines procedures and principles on how an investigation will be run in an event of an incident.

Mosquito-borne diseases - information sheet - 370 Kb

This information sheet outlines the types of mosquito-borne diseases that are in Western Australia, symptoms and how to reduce the risk of disease.

Frequently asked questions on preventing and managing fatigue on Western Australian mining operations - information sheet - 1033 Kb

This information sheet outlines the frequently asked questions on preventing and managing fatigue on Western Australian mining operations.

Frequently asked questions on cracker dust - information sheet - 848 Kb

This information sheet outlines the frequently asked questions on cracker dust.

Frequently asked questions on health surveillance of mine workers - information sheet - 975 Kb

This information sheet outlines the frequently asked questions on health surveillance of mine workers.

Key positions of responsibilities for exploration not under control of a Registered Manager - information sheet - 519 Kb

This information sheet outlines the key positions of responsibilities for exploration not under control of a Registered Manager and whether further action is needed.

Frequently asked questions on fibrous minerals in Western Australia - information sheet - 401 Kb

This information sheet outlines the frequently asked questions on fibrous minerals in Western Australia.

Frequently asked questions on mines safety levy audit - information sheet - 1123 Kb

This information sheet outlines the frequently asked questions on the mines safety levy audit.

Towards best practice safety regulation - information sheet - 3896 Kb

This information sheet outlines the strategy for Reform and Development at Resources Safety (RADARS) through improvement in legislation, capacity and competency.

Frequently asked questions on electrical supervision in Western Australian mining operations - information sheet - 369 Kb

This information sheet outlines the frequently asked questions on electrical supervision in Western Australian mining operations.

Frequently asked questions on self-auditing of mining activities - information sheet - 942 Kb

This information sheet outlines the frequently asked questions on self-auditing of mining activities.

Frequently asked questions on dogging and rigging - information sheet - 829 Kb

This information sheet outlines the frequently asked questions on dogging and rigging.

Frequently asked questions on legal professional privilege - information sheet - 1267 Kb

This information sheet outlines the frequently asked questions on legal professional privilege.

Safety and health culture spectrum - information sheet - 164 Kb

This information sheet shows the safety and health culture spectrum and outlines how all operations should aspire to be resilient.

Frequently asked questions on construction at mining operations - information sheet - 573 Kb

This information sheet outlines the frequently asked questions on construction at mining operations.

Frequently asked questions on management and supervision at mining operations - information sheet - 277 Kb

This information sheet outlines the frequently asked questions on management and supervision at mining operations.

Frequently asked questions on electrical appointments on Western Australian mines - information sheet - 878 Kb

This information sheet outlines the frequently asked questions on electrical appointments on Western Australian mines.

Mines Safety and Inspection Levy - information sheet - 530 Kb

This information sheet outlines the frequently asked questions on the mines safety and inspection levy.

Frequently asked questions on appointments on Western Australian mines - information sheet - 350 Kb

This information sheet outlines the frequently asked questions on appointments on Western Australian mines.

Manual tasks in mining - fact sheets

Manual tasks in mining fact sheet No 3: How injuries can happen at work - 190 Kb

This manual tasks in mining factsheet number 3 outlines how performing manual tasks at work can cause musculoskeletal disorders.

Manual handling review of WA mining industry project: scoping study - 819 Kb

This is a scoping study which outlines the recommendations on directions, strategies and activities to reduce manual task injuries based on the information gathered.

Manual tasks in mining fact sheet No 10: Occupational safety and health legislation - 174 Kb

This manual tasks in mining factsheet number 10 outlines the occupational safety and health legislation for the WA mining industry and also the duties of the employers and employees.

Manual tasks in mining fact sheet No 9: Safe design - 174 Kb

This manual tasks in mining factsheet number 9 outlines how safe design is important in reducing the the overall risk of musculoskeletal disorders from performing manual tasks at work.

Manual tasks in mining fact sheet No 7: Hand-arm vibration - 149 Kb

This manual tasks in mining factsheet number 7 outlines how workers using hand-held power tools can reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders from performing manual tasks at work.

Manual tasks in mining fact sheet No 4: Manual tasks and the risk management process - 167 Kb

This manual tasks in mining factsheet number 4 outlines how the risk management process provides a framework which can help reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders from performing manual tasks at work.

Manual tasks in mining fact sheet No 8: Machinery and vehicle cab design - 193 Kb

This manual tasks in mining factsheet number 8 outlines how machinery and vehicle cab design is important in reducing the the overall risk of drivers and operators developing musculoskeletal disorders from performing manual tasks at work.

Manual tasks in mining fact sheet No 1: Terminology - 147 Kb

This manual tasks in mining factsheet number 1 outlines how workers performing hazardous manual tasks have an increased risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders.

Manual tasks in mining fact sheet No 2: Extent and cost of injuries - 207 Kb

This manual tasks in mining factsheet number 2 outlines how industry stakeholders benefit from the implementation of strategies that reduce the extent and severity of musculoskeletal disorders from performing manual tasks in WA mining workplaces.

Manual tasks in mining fact sheet No 6: Whole-body vibration - 163 Kb

This manual tasks in mining factsheet number 6 outlines how operators, drivers and passengers of machines can reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders from performing manual tasks at work.

Manual tasks in mining fact sheet No 5: Participative ergonomics - 145 Kb

This manual tasks in mining factsheet number 5 outlines how involving workers to identify hazardous manual tasks can help reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders from performing manual tasks at work.

Mines Safety and Inspection Act pamphlets

Resources Safety has produced a series of pamphlets that provide summary information on what employers and employees need to know about the Mine Safety and Inspection Act 1994.

The pamphlets provide general guidance only. The relevant Acts and regulations should be consulted for detailed information, or contact your regional inspectorate.

Occupational Safety and Health Tribunal - MSIA pamphlet - 631 Kb

This pamphlet shows information about the occupational safety and health tribunal in relation to the Mines Safety and Inspection Act.

Duty of care - labour hire industry - MSIA pamphlet - 1334 Kb

This pamphlet contains information on duty of care of the labour hire industry in relation to the Mines Safety and Inspection Act.

Issue of provisional improvement notices by safety and health representatives - MSIA pamphlet - 571 Kb

This pamphlet explains what is a provisional improvement notice (PIN) and how it relates to the Mines Safety and Inspection Act.

Elected safety and health representatives - MSIA pamphlet - 1605 Kb

This pamphlet contains information on elected safety and health representatives in relation to the Mines Safety and Inspection Act.

Improvement and prohibition notices - MSIA pamphlet - 881 Kb

This pamphlet contains information regarding improvement and prohibition notices and how it relates to the Mines Safety and Inspection Act.

General duty of care - employees and employers - MSIA pamphlet - 2011 Kb

This pamphlet contains information on general duty of care for employees and employers in relation to the Mines Safety and Inspection Act.

Employer-provided accommodation - MSIA pamphlet - 580 Kb

This pamphlet contains information on employer-provided accommodation in relation to the Mines Safety and Inspection Act.

How to establish a health and safety committee - MSIA pamphlet - 1766 Kb

This pamphlet contains information why it is important to establish a safety and health committee and their main functions.

The role of mines inspectors - MSIA pamphlet - 848 Kb

This pamphlet explains the role of mine inspectors in relation to the Mines Safety and Inspection Act.

Penalties and enforceable undertakings - MSIA pamphlet - 955 Kb

This pamphlet explains the penalties and enforceable undertakings in relation to the Mines Safety and Inspection Act.

Mine safety matters pamphlets

Resources Safety has produced a series of pamphlets that provide advice on identifying hazards, assessing risk and making the changes for a range of mining health and safety topics.

Working at height - mine safety matters pamphlet - 1538 Kb

This mine safety matters pamphlet contains information on the hazards and recommended safe work practices of working at height.

Hazardous substances - mine safety matters pamphlet - 2818 Kb

This mine safety matters pamphlet contains information on the hazards and recommended safe work practices for hazardous substances.

Drill rig operation - mine safety matters pamphlet - 872 Kb

This mine safety matters pamphlet contains information on the hazards and recommended safe work practices for drill rig operations.

Occupational noise - mine safety matters pamphlet - 1571 Kb

This mine safety matters pamphlet contains information on the hazards and recommended safe work practices for occupational noise.

Working in hot processes - mine safety matters pamphlet - 4869 Kb

This mine safety matters pamphlet contains information on the hazards and recommended safe work practices of working in hot processes.

Rockfalls underground - mine safety matters pamphlet - 4444 Kb

This mine safety matters pamphlet contains information on the hazards and recommended safe work practices when there are rockfalls underground.

Large working structures - mine safety matters pamphlet - 4836 Kb

This mine safety matters pamphlet contains information on the failures and recommended safe work practices for large working structures.

Open pit mining over old workings - mine safety matters pamphlet - 2749 Kb

This mine safety matters pamphlet contains information on the hazards and recommended safe work practices for open pit mining over old workings.

Working near large mobile equipment - mine safety matters pamphlet - 2484 Kb

This mine safety matters pamphlet contains information on the hazards and recommended safe work practices of working near large mobile equipment.

Remote bogging - mine safety matters pamphlet - 3644 Kb

This mine safety matters pamphlet contains information on the hazards and recommended safe work practices for remote bogging.

Railway crossings - mine safety matters pamphlet - 2902 Kb

This mine safety matters pamphlet contains information on the hazards and recommended safe work practices for railway crossings.

Working in a confined space - mine safety matters pamphlet - 1525 Kb

This mine safety matters pamphlet contains information on the hazards and recommended safe work practices of working in confined spaces.

Travelling in remote locations - mine safety matters pamphlet - 843 Kb

This mine safety matters pamphlet contains information on the hazards and recommended safe work practices when travelling in remote locations.

Welding - mine safety matters pamphlet - 1732 Kb

This mine safety matters pamphlet contains information on the hazards and recommended safe work practices when welding.

Haul truck driving - mine safety matters pamphlet - 2086 Kb

This mine safety matters pamphlet contains information on the hazards and recommended safe work practices for haul truck driving.

Underground mobile equipment fires - mine safety matters pamphlet - 1747 Kb

This mine safety matters pamphlet contains information on the hazards and recommended safe work practices when there is an underground mobile equipment fire.

Electricity - mine safety matters pamphlet - 1786 Kb

This mine safety matters pamphlet contains information on the hazards and recommended safe work practices on electricity.

Vehicle and equipment access - mine safety matters pamphlet - 3034 Kb

This mine safety matters pamphlet contains information on the hazards and recommended safe work practices when accessing vehicles and equipment.

Certificates of competency - fact sheets

Details about applying for a certificate of competency are provided below, including the examination process and schedule.

Authorised mine surveyor’s certificate grades 1 and 2 - fact sheet - 66 Kb

This factsheet contains information regarding the grades for authorised mine surveyor's certificates.

Underground supervisor’s certificate of competency - fact sheet - 145 Kb

This factsheet contains information on the requirements for the underground supervisor's certificate of competency.

First class mine manager’s certificate of competency - fact sheet - 161 Kb

This factsheet contains information on the requirements for the first class mine manager’s certificate of competency.

Quarry manager’s certificate of competency - fact sheet - 132 Kb

This factsheet contains information on the requirements for the quarry manager's certificate of competency.

Restricted quarry manager’s certificate of competency - fact sheet - 228 Kb

This factsheet contains information on the requirements for the restricted quarry manager's certificate of competency.

Examinations schedule - certificates of competency - locations and dates - 154 Kb

This factsheet shows the schedule and location for WA certificates of competency examinations.