The law requires that specified high risk plant must be registered. This includes registering the design of the plant and also the individual plant items.

The types of plant that require registration are grouped into general industry plant or mining specific plant.

General industry plant and mining specific plant

General industry plant is plant used generally in any industry, including the mining industry, and must be registered with SafeWork NSW. For more information see our general industry plant page.

Mining specific plant is only used in the mining industry. All mining specific plant must be registered by the NSW Resources Regulator. For information registering mining specific plant, see below.

Mining specific plant

What are the different types of registration?

There are two types of plant registration; item registration and design registration.

Design registration applies to all items manufactured to the same design.

Item registration is the registration of each piece of plant. The application for item registration must be made by the person in control of the plant.

Mining-specific plant requiring design and item registration are specified in clause 177 of the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2014.

Design registration

What types of mining specific plant need to be design registered?

Mining-specific plant requiring design and item registration are specified in clause 177 of the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulations 2014 and are listed below.

See the list of fact sheets below for further information on design registrations.

Fact sheets

Schedule of fees for licences, plant design and item of plant registrations

An application for a licence under Part 9, or a plant design or item of plant registration specified in clause 177 of the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014, must be accompanied by a fee. The fees applicable are set out in the schedule available below:

Amendments

Form: Amendment of design registration DOCX, 99.94 KB

Type of plant

Applicable to

Design order (gazette)

Related technical standards

Interactive application form

Diesel engine systems

Underground coal

Design order
[PDF, 344.47 KB]
        

MDG 43 [PDF, 222.48 KB]

Interactive form
[DOCX, 115.25 KB]

Booster fans

Underground coal

Design order
[PDF, 80.27 KB]
        

MDG 3 PDF, 1112.51 KB

Interactive form
[DOCX, 112.05 KB]

Braking systems on plant used in underground transport

Underground coal

Design order
[PDF, 175.81 KB]
        

MDG 39 [PDF, 214.38 KB]

MDG 39 amend [PDF, 133.65 KB]

Interactive form
[DOCX, 64.33 KB]

Canopies on continuous miners

Underground coal

Design order
[PDF, 212.05 KB]
        

< Included in design order

Interactive form
[DOCX, 68.25 KB]

Gas monitors**

Underground coal

Design order  PDF, 245.49 KB

Note: See fact sheet Gas detector design order

< Included in design order

Interactive form [DOCX, 79.4 KB]

Breathing apparatus

Underground coal

Design order
[PDF, 139.25 KB]
        

MDG 3609 [PDF, 480.13 KB]

Interactive form
[DOCX, 111.05 KB]

Shotfiring apparatus

Underground coal

Design order
[PDF, 230.96 KB]
       

< Included in design order

Interactive form [DOCX, 111.42 KB]

Detonators

Underground coal

Design order
[PDF, 658.92 KB]
        

< Included in design order PDF, 71.32 KB

Interactive form
[DOCX, 111.31 KB]

Explosive-powered tools

Underground coal

Design order
[PDF, 153.47 KB]
        

< Included in design order

Interactive form
[DOCX, 114.77 KB]

Conveyor belting*

Underground coal

Design order
[PDF, 139.46 KB]
        

Australian Standard AS 4606

Interactive form
[DOCX, 111.35 KB]

Winding systems (other than person-riding hoists)

Underground coal
Underground mines

Design order (in effect until 1 March 2021) [PDF, 833.46 KB]

Design order (commences 1 March 2021)

Note: See fact sheet New powered winding systems design order PDF, 203.36 KB

MDG 33/1
MDG 33/2
MDG 2005

Technical reference guide - Powered winding systems:
Part 1: General requirements
Part 2: Drift winders
Part 3: Vertical shaft winders
Part 4: Ropes
Part 5: Control systems

Interactive form  [DOCX, 116.79 KB]
Person-riding hoists (winding systems) Small gemstone mines Design order [PDF, 333.02 KB]   MDG 42.1 PDF, 1034.77 KB
MDG42.2 PDF, 222.07 KB
Interactive form [DOCX, 68.7 KB]

* Means conveyor belting material, not the conveyor system.
** Includes underground applications under the Work Health & Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014.

Item registration

Amendments to the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014

On 1 February 2020 amendments to the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014 commenced. The changes mean that item of plant registrations will now be issued for 5 years.

What types of mining specific plant need to be item registered?

Item registration is needed for the following types of mining specific plant:

ITEM TO BE REGISTERED Application form Renewal form
Diesel engine systems used in underground mines Interactive form DOCX, 103.39 KBInteractive renewal form DOCX, 104.04 KB
Booster fans used in underground mines Interactive form DOCX, 101.13 KBInteractive form DOCX, 99.23 KB
Winding systems (other than person-riding hoists in small gemstone mines) Interactive form DOCX, 101.74 KBInteractive renewal form DOCX, 99.54 KB
Person-riding hoists (winding systems) Interactive form DOCX, 101.62 KBInteractive form DOCX, 99.54 KB

How often do I need to register items of mining specific plant?

You need to apply to renew an item of plant registration prior to the expiry date listed on the registration document.

If there are no changes to your item registration, please use the renewal form for each type of item above.

If you need to make any changes to your item registration, please use the amendment form below.

What if I need to amend my item registration?

If you need to make changes to your item registration, please use this change form.