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Opal mining safety workshop – July

Workshops • Safety

This two-day 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 

• logbook 

• additional reference material and templates 

• NSW opal mine safety guidelines 

• morning tea and lunch on both days  

This event will be compliant with NSW Government Public Health Orders. 

For general course enquiries please email

Event details


Tue, 25 - Wed, 26 July 2023
9:00am - 5:00pm (AEST)


Lightning Ridge Bowling Club, 29 Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge

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.