Notifying appointment of an electrical supervisor

Who can be appointed as an electrical supervisor?

To be eligible for the appointment as an electrical supervisor, a person must hold:

  • electrical engineering qualifications acceptable for professional engineer membership of the Institution of Engineers Australia, or
  • an electrical worker’s licence endorsed ‘electrician’ or ‘electrical mechanic’ issued under the Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991, and
  • have not less than 2 years’ relevant experience of electrical work in the mining industry or in another heavy industry.

 

Refer to r. 5.10(2) of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995.

Who is responsible for the notification?

To assist in efficient communication with the mines inspectorate, the registered manager should advise the department of the appointment of an electrical supervisor.

Notification of the appointment is not a regulatory requirement, however the Department would like to be advised through its Safety Regulation System (SRS).

A copy of the signed letter of appointment must be kept in the mine record book.

Notification of appointments must be submitted online using the Notifications sub-system in the Safety Regulation System (SRS)

The principal employer or registered manager can notify the department of a statutory appointment, or a person acting on their behalf.

A Company Administrator (CA) or a Company Representative can enter information into SRS. The CA can assign the role of Company Representative to any person required to notify appointments.

The completed and signed appointment letter needs to be attached to the notification of appointment in SRS.

Related information

Below is the list of documents that you may find useful.

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 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.

Contact

For enquiries please contact an inspector of mines
Phone: 1800SAFEMINE (1800 7233 6463)
Email: MinesSafety@dmirs.wa.gov.au