Shaft sinking application and requests for approval

Shaft sinking applications must be submitted online using the Approvals sub-system in the Safety Regulation System (SRS)

Applications must use the approved pro forma

Application and assessment for shaft sinking installation and approval of shaft sinking operations - pro forma - 88 Kb

This pro forma assists mine managers or other responsible persons to prepare the application and assessment for shaft sinking installation and approval of shaft sinking operations

Who is responsible for the notification?

The registered manager is required to notify, and receive approval from, senior inspector of mines before:

  • sinking any new shaft
  • extending (deepening/stripping) any existing shaft

Refer to rr. 12.3, 12.4 and 12.5 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995.

The requirements for shaft sinking are mainly given in Parts 11 and 12 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 and relevant Australian Standards.

Required information

Depending on the nature of the mining operation, only the relevant part(s) of the application need to be completed. However, the items must be addressed in sufficient detail for the application to be properly assessed.

Additional information may be requested after the application is lodged.

Lodging the application

Shaft sinking applications must be submitted online using the Approvals sub-system in the Safety Regulation System (SRS). Include all supporting documents.

The registered manager is required to notify, and receive approval from, the senior inspector of mines via SRS.

An SRS Company Administrator (CA) or Company Representative (CR) can enter information into SRS. The CA can assign the role of CR to any person(s) you nominate to liaise with the Department regarding the submission.

Further information is available at Safety Regulation System (SRS)

Who can I contact?

For SRS queries:
SRS Manager
Email: SRSManager@dmirs.wa.gov.au
Phone: Phone: (08) 9358 8001 (select option 3 - you can make your selection at any time)

Contact an inspector of mines:
Email: MinesSafety@dmirs.wa.gov.au
Phone:1800 SAFE MINE (1800 7233 6463)