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Quarterly Safety Report released for April to June 2020

The Quarterly Safety Report for April to June 2020 has been released to assist industry improve safety management systems and undertake risk assessments at their sites. The report details incidents and trends relating to hazard management, in addition to sector specific information.

As a high-hazard regulator, we focus on compliance with legislative requirements associated with principal and other high-risk hazards. ‘Roads or other vehicle operating areas’ and ‘fires or explosion’ are hazards that feature regularly in incident notifications to the Regulator.

In this quarter key compliance and enforcement activities included our statutory functions review in the small mines sector. Almost 40% of safety notices were issued to small mines.

We also conducted a proactive inspection program focused on how mine operators were responding to COVID-19 risks. From this program it was identified that most operators had implemented appropriate controls, with only a small number of issues being identified which were largely minor in nature.

Click here to read the report (PDF, 4.42 MB).

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