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The Mining and Petroleum Advisory Committee (MAPAC) is a tripartite body made up of employee, employer and government representatives as well as work health and safety experts. What is the Mining and Petroleum Advisory Committee? The Mining and Petroleum Advisory Committee was established under the...
Mining Petroleum Advisory Committee
This page contains frequently asked questions relating to managing statutory positions on mine sites What does “at or near a mine” mean for site senior executives? The WHS (Mines) Regulations require the site senior executive to be located at or near the mine, which ensures they are available to...
Frequently asked questions
This page contains frequently asked questions relating to S chedule 26 appointment FAQs What does “in writing” mean when accepting an appointment to a statutory position? The written record accepting appointment to a statutory position may include an email, a signed document such as a job...
Frequently asked questions
This page contains frequently asked questions relating to key statutory positions. Which statutory positions require notification of appointment? Notification of appointment to the WorkSafe Commissioner is only required for two of the five key statutory positions – site senior executive and...
Notifying the regulator of statutory positions appointments
The WHS Mines Statutory Positions Portal is a learning management system (LMS) configured with learning pathways to manage statutory certification processes and examination enrolments. There will be a phased rollout over six months with the first phase in early 2023 covering: applicable legislation...
Mines statutory positions portal
A person is eligible for an authorised mine surveyor’s certificate (grade 2) if the person: holds a degree or diploma in mine surveying technology from an Australian university that includes 1 unit in mining and 1 unit in structural geology or engineering geology, or a 3-year diploma of mine...
Statutory certificates
A person is eligible for an authorised mine surveyor’s certificate (grade 1) if the person: holds a degree or diploma in mine surveying technology from an Australian university that includes 2 units in mining and 1 unit in structural geology or engineering geology, or a 3-year diploma of mine...
Statutory certificates
A person is eligible for a restricted quarry manager’s certificate if the person: reaches 21 years of age; and passes a mining practice examination and an applicable legislation examination for a restricted quarry manager’s certificate; and works for at least 2 years at a mine where quarry...
Statutory certificates
A person is eligible for a quarry manager’s certificate if the person: reaches 24 years of age; and holds a degree in engineering from an Australian university in a discipline approved for the certificate by MCAC, or a diploma in mining from a TAFE, or a degree or diploma in geology or in earth...
Statutory certificates
A person who holds a relevant qualification (see below) is eligible for a deputy’s certificate for underground coal mines if the person: reaches 23 years of age; and passes an applicable legislation examination for a deputy’s certificate for underground coal mines, and works at an underground coal...
Statutory certificates

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This Information sheet - focus on compliance, provides an overview of incident data relating to vehicle rollovers on WA mine sites from 1 January 2017 to 30 May 2022 and identifies four areas of...
WorkSafe
Information
30 Nov 2022
This application is for persons seeking to be recognised as a ‘competent person’ under the Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 (WHS Regulations) to conduct inspections of; r. 235(1B) (b...
WorkSafe
Form – application
28 Nov 2022
This application is for a person seeking to be recognised as a ‘competent person’ to conduct plant design verification under the Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022. If an applicant has...
WorkSafe
Form – application
28 Nov 2022
This information sheet is intended to assist persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) to respond to incidents of mine site gendered violence. Background Exposure to gendered violence...
WorkSafe
Information
08 Nov 2022
Mine operators applying for an exemption from the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022 for a mining operation are required to complete the Request for an exemption via SRS for a mining...
WorkSafe
Form – application
06 Oct 2022
A health and safety bulletin is a notification issued following cluster of incidents or trends in poor work practices or inadequate control measures. Health and Safety Bulletin No 1 Embrittlement –...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
27 Sep 2022
Persons conducting businesses or undertakings (PCBUs), including mine operators, have an obligation to carefully assess the validity of qualifications, supporting documentation and training...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
20 Sep 2022
WorkSafe Mines Safety has received a number of notifications reporting potentially serious incidents involving breakthroughs into areas or headings that have not been barricaded. Recent incidents...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
20 Sep 2022
From 2018 to 2021, six serious incidents relating to air conditioning flushing canisters have been reported on mine sites in Western Australia. In five of these incidents, the flushing canister had...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
20 Sep 2022
A number of incidents have recently occurred when plant has been used to lift, lower or suspend loads near workers. Incidents have resulted in serious injuries and fatalities. Contributory factors...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
20 Sep 2022

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Announcements

Two new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) sheets are now available. The new FAQs cover digital identity and the WA Relationship Authorisation Manager (WARAM). The My Account FAQ has also been updated. The FAQs provide answers to common questions such as: What is a digital identity and why we need to protect it? What is the WARAM and how can it benefit our customers and their business ? Both new...
Corporate
Department News
29 Sep 2022
All inquiry recommendations pertaining to the State Government supported. Read more Media statement
WorkSafe
Alert
21 Sep 2022
The department has released a series of translated information on the WHS laws to assist vulnerable worker groups, including culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations. These information sheets are based on the WHS interpretative guidelines, the information sheets contain simplified wording providing people with guidance on the key concepts they need to understand, with hyperlinks...
WorkSafe
Department News
20 Jul 2022
The Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022 create a duty for the mine operator to establish and implement a mine safety management system (MSMS). The MSMS is the primary means of ensuring safe operations by providing direction to everyone at a mine site. It must be in place before mining operations commence and also applies to exploration operations. To assist mine operators to establish...
WorkSafe
Department News
28 Jun 2022
The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 and accompanying regulations (WHS laws) commenced on 31 March 2022. The Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 (WHS General Regulations) impose a new requirement for the operators of earthmoving machinery to hold a high risk work licence (HRWL) for crane operation if the equipment is used as a crane. The Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations...
WorkSafe
Alert
14 Jun 2022
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