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.

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

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 - 416 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 - 606 Kb

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

Electrical safety – audit template - 45 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) - 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

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)

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.

Events news

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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