Safety checklist for NSW mines

A NEW checklist to help the mining industry meet its responsibilities under the New South Wales’ mine safety legislation has been released by the NSW Department of Primary Industries.
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Courtesy Centennial Coal

Angie Tomlinson

The audit checklist - aimed at mine operators, occupational health and safety (OH&S) committees, site check inspectors and safety inspectors - gives step-by-step guidelines for satisfying legislative requirements.

The checklist identifies, assesses and prioritises on-site actions to improve the effectiveness of OH&S consultation arrangements.

The system has already been trialled at three NSW mines.

Department mine safety officers will visit mine-sites over the next 18 months to explain and clarify the checklist. The list can be found at www.minerals.nsw.gov.au

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