Contractors and inexperienced workers are identified as at risk workers in the NSW mining and extractives industry. They are generally less familiar with the workplace environment, procedures, other workers or lack experience which places them at higher risk.

If you are a mine operator you need to take extra steps to ensure the safety of contractors and inexperienced workers as these workers are over represented in fatalities and injuries.

Safety measures

Mine operators should increase safety measures for at risk workers. This can be done through:

  • tailored information and training
  • increased supervision
  • workplace or job re-design

To learn more about at risk workers visit the SafeWork NSW website.