27th November 2020

Events across eastern states of Australia during 2019 and 2020 have highlighted the need to plan for severe weather events, specifically fires, floods and heatwaves. Some of these events directly and indirectly impacted mining operations, demonstrating the need for mine operators to plan for, and where necessary, conduct seasonal risk assessments to consider the type and likelihood of events that may affect their operation. With the current outlook for mainland Australia indicating above average rainfall and temperatures, the wide-ranging impacts of severe weather events should be considered in providing a safe workplace.

This safety bulletin provides safety advice for the NSW mining industry.