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.
All health and safety notifications, forms and guidance for mining and petroleum has moved to the WorkSafe website
The information below has been left for historical compliance reference purposes
Who can be appointed as an electrical supervisor?
To be eligible for the appointment as an electrical supervisor, a person must hold:
- electrical engineering qualifications acceptable for professional engineer membership of the Institution of Engineers Australia, or
- an electrical worker’s licence endorsed ‘electrician’ or ‘electrical mechanic’ issued under the Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991, and
- have not less than 2 years’ relevant experience of electrical work in the mining industry or in another heavy industry.
Refer to r. 5.10(2) of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995.
Who is responsible for the notification?
To assist in efficient communication with the mines inspectorate, the registered manager should advise the department of the appointment of an electrical supervisor.
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.
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.
Below is the list of documents that you may find useful.
For enquiries please contact an inspector of mines
Phone: 1300 307 877