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Opal mining safety workshop - March

Workshops • Safety

Course dates: Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 March 2022

Day 1: 9:00am - 5:00pm | Day 2: 9:00am - 5:00pm

This two-day safety awareness course 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.

Clause 7B of the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014 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
  • log book
  • additional reference material and templates
  • NSW opal mine safety guidelines
  • morning tea and lunch on both days

This event will be held in line with the NSW Government COVID-19 Safety Plan for conferences, functions and corporate events.

Attendees must comply with COVID-19 requirements, including those of the venue. Visit the NSW Government COVID-19 rules to get the latest updates.

For general course enquiries please email

Event details


Tue, 22 - Wed, 23 March 2022
9:00am - 5:00pm (AEDT)


Lightning Ridge Bowling Club, 29 Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge

Tickets and Registration

The cost of the workshop is $165.00 inc GST and includes a printed copy of the Opal and gemstone mining guide