A company may seek an exemption from a specific requirement of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995.
For the exemption to be granted, the State Mining Engineer must be satisfied that:
- there is substantial compliance with the requirement (r. 1.4)
- compliance with the requirement would be unnecessary or impracticable (r. 1.5).
See regulations 1.4 and 1.5 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995.
Who may apply for an exemption?
The principal employer or registered manager may apply to the State mining engineer for an exemption from a requirement of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995.
A pro-forma is available to assist with the application process. It is essential that the items listed are addressed in sufficient detail for the application to be assessed and a decision made. Additional information may be requested.
Lodging the application
Exemption requests and all supporting documentation must be submitted online using the Approvals sub-system in the Safety Regulation System (SRS).
An SRS Company Administrator (CA) or a Company Representative (CR) can enter information into SRS. The CA can assign the role of CR to any person(s) you nominate to liaise with the Department regarding the submission.
Further information is available at Safety Regulation System (SRS).
Below is a related link that you may find useful.
For a list of current general exemptions, refer to Minerals safety legislation.