What should be done about potentially dangerous situations?

What should you do if you find a dangerous situation or occurrence?

After taking action to prevent further exposure to yourself or anyone else, you must report the matter to your immediate supervisor or manager.

Refer to s. 11 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994.

General duty of care in Western Australian mines - guideline - 3442 Kb

General duty of care in Western Australian mines - guideline: The purpose of this guideline is to provide guidance on the ‘general duty of care’ provisions of the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994.

May someone refuse to work if they believe there is a risk to their safety or health?

If someone believes that to continue to work would expose them or any other person to a risk of imminent and serious injury or imminent and serious harm to their health, they may refuse to continue work. Action should then be taken to resolve the safety or health issue.

Refer to s. 72 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994.