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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
Injury reports for mining operations must be submitted online using the Safety Regulation System (SRS).
What needs to be reported?
Below is a links that you may find useful for what accidents and incidents need to be reported for a mining operation.
Who is responsible for reporting?
The manager must send a completed mining injury report if an injury resulted in either of the following:
- lost time injury (LTI)
- Work injury that results in an absence from work for at least one full day or shift any time after the day or shift on which the injury occurred.
- alternative duties (restricted, disabling, light duties)
- Work injury (not LTI) that results in injured person being unable to fully perform his or her ordinary occupation (regular job) any time after the day or shift on which the injury occurred. This is regardless of whether or not the person is rostered to work, and where alternative or light duties are performed or hours are restricted.
Mining injury reports are submitted at the end of the accident date/month and submitted within two weeks of the following month.
Lodging a mining injury report
The mining injury report must be lodged online through SRS - Notifications.
Find out more about SRS at What is the Safety Regulation System (SRS)?
The company must nominate at least one administrator to register online for SRS access before an injury report can be submitted.
Company administrators and representatives who submit injury reports are required to apply coding to certain areas within the notification. This includes:
- nature of injury
- part of body
- type of accident
- breakdown agency
- agency of injury.
To assist industry, the Department has developed a suite of videos and an index of injury coding to guide users through the process.
Editing an incomplete incident notification may be shared or downloaded from vimeo.com and distributed for educational purposes.
How to add coding to an injury report may be shared or downloaded from vimeo.com and distributed for educational purposes.
How to lodge an injury report may be shared or downloaded from vimeo.com and distributed for educational purposes.
Below is the list of documents and links that you may find useful.
For enquiries relating to the Safety Regulation System
Phone: (08) 9358 8001 (select option 3 - you can make your selection at ay time)