Pay Attention To Mining Safety
Improving the safety and health performance of the NSW mining industry is a priority for the NSW Government.
The role of NSW Department of Primary Industries' Mine Safety program is to provide the fr
Mine Safety has a strategic approach to achieve the Government’s aim of zero fatalities in the mining industry. This is seen as an ob
Mine Safety is also implementing the recommendations from the recent Wran Review into Mine Safety. The Review made 31 recommendations and some of the recommendations referred to a 'strengthened' Mine Safety Advisory Council (the tripartite group to provide advice on mine health and safety matters to the Minister) with greater resources. The Review is also looking at fatigue, production bonuses and safety incentives, the apparent disconnect between employees and the safety management system in the industry, in addition to upgrading our Mine Safety COMET databa
Mine Safety is currently finalising the implementation of new mine safety legislation. This is a major step in the change program to move closer to achieving zero fatalities and serious injuries. Mine Safety disseminates mine safety information in addition to utilising our databa
Mine Safety has an Investigation unit which has provided reports on incidents which have assisted in achieving successful prosecutions. As recognition of this excellence the Tasmanian government requested the services of the unit to assist in the Beaconsfield mine investigation. In addition, the New Zealand government has requested the assistance of the investigation unit.
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Mine Safety comprises two branches, Mine Safety Operations and Mine Safety Performance.
The Mine Safety Operations branch has a team of inspectors throughout the state who carry out assessments, investigations and verify appropriate safety systems, processes and standards. The Operations Branch also has a technical services unit which consists of the Mine Safety Technology Centre at Thornton, in addition to a Mine Subsidence unit at Maitland.
The Mine Safety Performance branch provides the fr