Mining and Petroleum Competence Board
The Mining and Petroleum Competence Board (the Board) is a statutory board that advises the Minister (Deputy Premier) and the NSW Resources Regulator on:
- setting of competence standards
- standards for assessing competence
- requirements for the maintenance of competence for exercising functions at a mine that impact on the health and safety of any person.
The Board is established under the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Act 2013 (Act) and Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014 (Regulation).
The Board comprises people representing the interests of employers and employees, officers of the NSW Department of Regional NSW and independents with expertise in the development and assessment of competence standards for people performing functions at mines. The Board is chaired by an independent chairperson. The current membership is:
|Name||Nominee of (organisation)|
|Ruth Mackay||Independent Chairperson|
|Chris Dolden||Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia|
|Ashley McLeod||NSW Minerals Council|
|Andrew Grivas||NSW Minerals Council|
|Stephen Barrett||Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union|
|Stephen Tranter||Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union|
|Justin Smith||Australian Workers' Union|
|Garvin Burns||Resources Regulator, Department of Regional NSW|
|Tony Linnane||Mining, Exploration and Geoscience, Department of Regional NSW|
You can contact the board by emailing the secretariat
Projects and industry consultation
View our public consultations and initiatives on our Have your say page.
Download the board's strategic plan, annual reports, incorporating charter and meeting minutes on the board publications page.
Examiners for certificates of competence
To see a list of examiners for statutory functions or to find out about becoming an examiner refer to the examiners page.
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