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Opal mine safety workshop (online)

Workshops • Opal mining

This safety awareness course has been combined with the mine operators’ workshop. It covers the knowledge and skills required to be a mine operator at an opal mine, including safety policy, hazard identification, maintenance, risk management, people management, emergency response plans and contractors.

Section 8 of the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2022 sets out safety training requirements that must be undertaken by opal mine holders and operators.

Individuals wanting to apply for a mineral claim in the Lightning Ridge mineral claims district are required to complete this course as part of their application.

The course fee includes:

  • a generic Mine Safety Management Plan (MSMP) that can be tailored to suit your operation
  • MSMP supplementary documents
  • log book
  • additional reference material and templates
  • NSW opal mine safety guidelines

PLEASE NOTE: When registering, you MUST enter your contact details as they appear on your ID/driver's licence/passport. You will be required to email/fax/post/provide a copy of this document to the Resources Regulator prior to the training course.

Event details


Wednesday, 22 February 2023
9:00am - 5:00pm (AEDT)



Tickets and Registration

The cost of the workshop is $180.00 inc GST and includes a printed copy of the Opal and gemstone mining guide