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SIR No. 255: Telehandler rollover during a lift - 183 Kb

SIR No. 255: Telehandler rollover during a lift (10 November 2017)

Hazard register for Western Australian mining fatalities - guide - 711 Kb

This guide provides guidance on how to navigate and use the Hazard register for Western Australia mining fatalities

Activity indicators for Mines Safety - July to September 2017 - 404 Kb

This document provides the activity indicators for Mines Safety - July to September 2017

Security of explosives (Safety Bulletin 0417) - 283 Kb

Date: 31 October 2017 | Subject: Security of explosives

12 October 2017 - Mental Health Strategies Working Group - communique - 229 Kb

Mining Industry Advisory Committee (MIAC) communique: 12 October 2017

27 July 2017 - Mental Health Strategies Working Group - communique - 360 Kb

Mining Industry Advisory Committe (MIAC) communique: 27 July 2017

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

Monthly safety and health snapshot - October 2017 - Ground control - 370 Kb

Monthly safety and health snapshot - October 2017 (Gound control)

Quarterly performance snapshot - 1 April - 30 June 2017 - 297 Kb

Quarterly performance snapshot - 1 April - 30 June 2017

Recognised shotfirer training course providers - list - 233 Kb

The following information sheet lists only those training course providers that are accredited to deliver national units of competency for blasting (RIIBLA).

Dangerous goods transport training providers - 106 Kb

Approved training providers.

Request for mining operation to be regarded as separate mines - 90 Kb

This pro forma is designed to be used to request for mining operation to be regarded as separate mines.

Consultants approved to examine and endorse storage and handling proposals - list - 302 Kb

WA Dangerous Goods Accredited Consultants Internet List

Monthly safety and health snapshot - September 2017 - Traffic management - 774 Kb

Monthly safety and health snapshot - August 2017 - Traffic management

Safety and health representatives - audit guide - 446 Kb

This audit guidelines provides information on safety and health representatives management systems audit.

Safety and health representatives - audit template - 39 Kb

This template is designed to assist industry conduct new safety and health representatives audit

Electrical safety – audit guide - 694 Kb

This audit guideline provides information on the electrical safety management systems audit.

Electrical safety – audit template - 44 Kb

This template is designed to assist industry conduct an electricla safety audit

Resources Safety Matters - August 2017 - 10953 Kb

This is the Resources Safety Matters magazine for August 2017.

Monthly safety and health snapshot - August 2017 - Suspended loads - 400 Kb

Monthly safety and health snapshot - August 2017 - Suspended loads

Investigation learnings for managers and supervisors (2017) - 2054 Kb

This toolbox presentation outlines fatal and serious injury investigations due to lack of safety management system.

Risk assessment prior to commencing the work (2017) - 176 Kb

This presentation outlines to remind workers and supervisors of the importance of risk assessments.

Maintenance Shutdown Safety (2017) - 1748 Kb

This toolbox presentation outlines facts about the safety of maintenance shutdown work.

Preventing access to dangerous moving parts and machinery (2017) - 1043 Kb

This toolbox presentation outlines safeguarding of plant and machinery to prevent mechanical hazards.

Arc Flash Awareness (2017) - 1904 Kb

This toolbox presentation outlines is to increase awareness of the dangers of arc flash.

Construction of explosives and ammonium nitrate facilities at the McLarty State Explosives Facility - information sheet - 742 Kb

Construction of explosives and ammonium nitrate facilities at the McLarty State Explosives Facility

Access to fire extinguishers on petrol station forecourts (Safety Bulletin 0317) - 275 Kb

Date: 19 July 2017 | Subject: Access to fire extinguishers on petrol station forecourts

Monthly safety and health snapshot - July 2017 - Blasting practices - 1236 Kb

Monthly safety and health snapshot - July 2017 (Blasting practices)

Quarterly performance snapshot - 1 January - 13 March 2017 - 311 Kb

Quarterly performance snapshot - 1 January - 13 March 2017

Emergency breakdown procedures when transporting unodourised LP gas (Safety Bulletin 0217) - 110 Kb

Date: 7 July 2017 | Subject: Emergency breakdown procedures when transporting unodourised LP gas

SIR No. 254: Uncontrolled release of energy during removal of luffing cylinder pin - 148 Kb

SIR No. 254: Uncontrolled release of energy during removal of luffing cylinder pin (6 July 2017)

Events news

Towards 2020 Regulatory strategy for Resources Safety

Towards 2020

Towards 2020 is the Department’s regulatory strategy covering all legislation administered by the Resources Safety Division.

More information on the strategy is available at the Towards 2020 welcome page.

Resources Safety held the third Registered Managers Forum on 25 August 2017

Registered managers, quarry managers and underground managers were invited to attend to meet the new Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Director General of DMIRS and other departmental staff.  The forum was also an opportunity for managers of Western Australian mines to network with other mine managers to discuss safety issues of common concern.

The forum concluded with two guest speakers emphasising the importance of safety in the workplace.

Industry input sought

The department has a range of stakeholder engagement strategies, including:

  • seeking industry comment on proposals or draft documents
  • inviting participation in forums or working groups
  • asking for feedback using surveys.

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