Who is responsible for the application?
A small syndicate consisting of self-employed persons can apply for an agreement to operate an underground operation without appointing an underground manager. The small syndicate must apply using the Safety Regulation System (SRS).
The completed proforma should be accompanied, where appropriate, by:
- details relating to the scale and nature of the underground operations covered by the application
- a risk assessment and/or supporting documentation detailing why the application is not likely to involve a greater risk than the risk of complying with the requirement to appoint an underground manager, and
- additional comments or information supporting the request.
Please note: an agreement to operate an underground operation without appointing an underground manager may be granted for a maximum of 5 years. The principal employer can request to extend the period of this agreement by re-applying prior to the expiry date of the original agreement.
Lodging the application
Agreement 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).
For SRS related enquiries, please contact the SRS Manager
Phone: 9358 8002 (option 3)
To contact an inspector of mines
Phone: 1800SAFEMINE (1800 7233 64)