8th December 2020

The Quarterly Safety Report for July to September 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, total incident notifications received by principal hazard were up 32%. Key principal mining hazards that saw the largest rise in notifications were air quality, dust or other airborne contaminants, fire or explosion and ground or strata failure.

Click here to read the report.