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Quarterly safety report released for October to December 2023

The quarterly safety report for October to December 2023 (PDF, 6 MB) has been released to better inform industry when reviewing safety management systems and undertaking 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’, ‘fires or explosion’ and ‘air quality or dusts and other airborne contaminants’ are hazards that feature regularly in incident notifications to the Regulator.

In this quarter, there were a total of 573 incident notifications received – a 5% increase from the same period in FY 2022 and a 9% decrease from the previous quarter.

Incident notifications for the large mines sector increased by 43% from the previous quarter. Notable increases occurred in incident notifications for ventilation control plans (8 to 23) and ground or strata failure (16 to 30), with a substantial decrease in incident notifications for roads or other vehicle operating areas (18%).

You can access the report on our activity and safety reports page.

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