What is happening

Introducing the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

On 1 July 2017 as part of the State Government's public sector reforms, the departments of Mines and Petroleum and Commerce will amalgamate to form the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety. These structural changes are aimed at creating collaborative departments focused on whole-of-government objectives and delivering services in a more efficient and effective way. More information is available online.

Introducing 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.

Recent releases

Access to fire extinguishers on petrol station forecourts (Safety Bulletin 0317) - 280 Kb

Access to fire extinguishers on petrol station forecourts SB 0317

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 - 1036 Kb

Quarterly performance snapshot - 1 January - 13 March 2017

Mines Safety and Inspection Levy - information sheet - 530 Kb

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

Emergency breakdown procedures when transporting unodourised LP gas (Safety Bulletin 0217) - 113 Kb

Date: 7 July 2017 | 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)

SIR No. 253: Injured worker not discovered and treated for extended period - 143 Kb

SIR No. 253: Injured worker not discovered and treated for extended period (27 June 2017)

SIR No. 252: Fitter struck in chest by packing plate released under pressure - 174 Kb

SIR No. 252: Fitter struck in chest by packing plate released under pressure (12 May 2017)

MSB No. 145: Uncontrolled movement and derailment offixed cranes during storm wind events - 118 Kb

MSB No. 145: Uncontrolled movement and derailment offixed cranes during storm wind events (1 June 2017)

MSB No. 144: Gas storage for automatic fire-suppression systems - 152 Kb

MSB No. 144: Gas storage for automatic fire-suppression systems (29 May 2017)

MSB No. 143: Use of an excavator bucket as a lifting point - 122 Kb

MSB No. 143: Use of an excavator bucket as a lifting point (12 May 2017)

MSB No. 142: Ratchet vehicle support stands - 113 Kb

MSB No. 142: Ratchet vehicle support stands (12 May 2017)

Resources Safety Matters - March 2017 - 19097 Kb

This is the Resources Safety Matters magazine for March 2017.

Revised schedule of fees and charges

As of 1 July 2017, the Resources Safety schedule of fees and charges has been updated.

Fees and charges highlighted with an asterisk (*) include GST. All others are GST exempt (refer to the Resources Safety schedule of fees and charges website).

Where a grace period relates to a licence for a major hazards facility, the provisions of regulation 34 of the Dangerous Goods Safety (Major Hazards Facilities) Regulations 2007 apply. Where referenced for other licences, the grace period is the three months.

Visit the website to find out more.

Event news

"Pressing concerns" the latest installment of the Know Your Hazards video series is now available.

Launched at the 2016 Mines Safety Roadshow, the videos focus on the consequences of getting crushed, caught or trapped.

Presentations from the 2016 Mines Safety Roadshow are available below:

What are the consequences of getting caught, trapped or crushed? (2016) - 21237 Kb

This presentation covers the consequences of getting caught, trapped and crushed.

State-of-play for safety performance in WA (2016) - 3398 Kb

This presentation provides an overview of the current state-of-play for safety performance of the WA mining industry

How can a company's safety culture play a role in safety outcomes? (2016) - 5401 Kb

This toolbox presentation discusses how Human Factors relate to safety culture in the workplace.

What are the key factors supporting mental wellbeing? (2016) - 5994 Kb

This presentations discusses supporting mental wellbeing 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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