Notifying appointment of a mine surveyor

For updated information relating to certificates of competency see Statutory positions

On 31 March 2022, the Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws replaced the health and safety elements of the Mines Safety and Inspection laws. For information visit www.dmirs.wa.gov.au/whs

Transitional arrangements may be in place for the compliance requirements on this page.

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The information below has been left for historical compliance reference purposes

 

 

Who can be appointed as a mine surveyor?

  • For an underground operation, a person who holds an authorised mine surveyor’s certificate (grade 1)
  • For a surface operation, a person who holds an authorised mine surveyor’s certificate (either grade 1 or grade 2).

Refer to r. 3.46 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 for more details.

Who is responsible for the notification?

The principal employer or registered manager can notify the department of a statutory appointment, or a person acting on their behalf.

A Company Administrator (CA) or a Company Representative can enter information into SRS. The CA can assign the role of Company Representative to any person required to notify appointments.

To assist in efficient communication with the mines inspectorate, the registered manager may wish to advise the department of the appointment of a mine surveyor.

Notification of the appointment is not a regulatory requirement, however the Department would like to be advised through its Safety Regulation System (SRS).

A copy of the signed letter of appointment must be kept in the mine record book.

Notifications must be submitted online using the Safety Regulation System (SRS)

Notification of appointments must be submitted online using the Notifications sub-system in the Safety Regulation System (SRS)

The principal employer or registered manager can notify the department of a statutory appointment, or a person acting on their behalf.

A Company Administrator (CA) or a Company Representative can enter information into SRS. The CA can assign the role of Company Representative to any person required to notify appointments.

The completed and signed appointment letter needs to be attached to the notification of appointment in SRS.

Related information

Below is the list of documents that you may find useful.

Frequently asked questions on management and supervision at mining operations - information sheet - 277 Kb

This information sheet outlines the frequently asked questions on management and supervision at mining operations.

Frequently asked questions on appointments on Western Australian mines - information sheet - 350 Kb

This information sheet outlines the frequently asked questions on appointments on Western Australian mines.

Contact

For enquiries please contact an inspector of mines
Phone: 1300 307 877
Email: Safety@dmirs.wa.gov.au