Mining Safety Boss Calls for Feedback From The Industry

Confined Spaces SafetyFour new mine inspectors have been appointed throughout Australia. The inspectors will be predominately focusing on the state’s Northwest, while the the other will cover the Southwest.  The WA Department of Mines and Petroleum stated that each inspector brings forth experiences from varying backgrounds, whether it be an expertise in geotechnical,mechanical, process engineering and mining engineering.

Simon Ridge, DMP state mining engineer stated that the new appointments fall under the Department’s efforts to improve and maintain safety under the RADARS program.  Each inspector completed intensive training programs which will help ensure that their work is of the highest standards. Ridge said that the main focus is the implement a cultural change within the industry –by encouraging operators to keep safety a top priority at all times.

Ridge has assisted significantly in the appointment of 25 mines safety inspectors in the previous two years.

Recently, the DMP resources safety boss urged mining industry operators to review proposed new health and safety regulations for WA.

The Commonwealth,State and Territory Governments, unions and employer organisations; have developed a new national model for WHS Regulations and model codes of practice. Ridge is currently undertaking consultation on the model legislation.

The process is currently aimed at determining the cost and benefits of the proposed regulations that would apply to the mining industry in WA. Ridge has encouraged mining industry stake holders to involve themselves in the consultation process. Ridge encouraged the submission of feedback from mining industry professionals so that the new regulations could effectively be applied to the minerals sector.

According to the DMP, financial consultants Marsden Jacob Associates will be receiving feedback until October 12.

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Source :http://www.miningaustralia.com.au/news/new-safety-inspectors-hit-wa-mines

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