The NSW Resources Regulator started Safe Work Month with its annual Health and Safety at Small Mines Roadshow. The roadshow will travel NSW visiting 15 key locations in total.
The roadshow aims to provide information and guidance on hazard management plans, hazard control plans and the process for reporting or notifying the regulator about safety incidents.
“By touring the state with this roadshow, we are able to engage a significant number of small mine and quarry operators in their own backyards on key health and safety issues facing the industry,” said Resources Regulator Chief Compliance Officer Anthony Keon.
To provide more information and support to small mines and quarries, the regulator also published a safety management kit for small-scale mines, quarries, and extractive industry operations and a health and safety at quarries guide, which can be downloaded on www.resourcesregulator.nsw.gov.au.
“The regulator recognizes that finding and organising the resources for preparing a mine safety management plan can be difficult for a small mine,” said Mr. Keon.
“This safety management kit can be modified to fit any small or medium size mine and may help prepare the basis for a more comprehensive safety management plan.”