Reporting a notifiable incident for a mining operation

Notifiable incident reports for mining operations must be submitted online using the Safety Regulation System (SRS).

What needs to be reported?

See below:

Who is responsible for reporting?

A notifiable incident report should be submitted as soon is as practicable.

If the manager considers that the incident is serious, the written notification should be preceded by a telephone call to the district inspector for the region in which the mine or exploration lease is situated.

Notice must be given whether or not anyone was injured, and whether or not there was any damage to property.

The manager must also record, without delay, the particulars of the incident in the mine record book.

Lodging a notifiable incident report

The notifiable incident report must be lodged online through SRS - Notifications.

Additional geotechnical reporting requirements are described in What is involved in reporting an accident for a mining operation?

The company must nominate at least one administrator to register online for SRS access before a notifiable incident report can be submitted.

Find out more about SRS at What is the Safety Regulation System (SRS)?

Related information

Below are the related documents available to download.

Reporting monthly safety performance information (status report) for mining operations
Modified matrix from Reporting an accident or incident - poster i.e ticks = SRS

Reporting an accident or incident - poster - 278 Kb

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Accident and incident reporting - guideline - 1656 Kb

Accident and incident reporting - guideline: This guideline will assist employers and employees at Western Australian mining operations to understand their reporting duties for accidents involving injury to persons and occurrences (notifiable incidents).

Contact

For any enquiries relating to the Safety Regulation System
Phone: (08) 9358 8001 (select option 3 - you can make your selection at any time)
Email: SRSManager@dmirs.wa.gov.au