Electrical engineering safety - department programs
Strategic and Operational Plan for Electrical Engineering Safety in NSW Mines
The strategic and operational plan, now in its ninth year, is based on a risk assessment conducted by NSW Mine Safety electrical engineering staff and corporate planning principles. The risk assessment and plan are reviewed annually by the electrical engineering staff.
The strategic and operational plan:
- Provides a long-term strategic focus.
- Provides for a consistent approach by departmental officers across the state.
- Provides a framework from which electrical staff can operate with a large degree of autonomy.
- Plans actions to achieve targeted safety performance.
- Strategic Plan for Electrical Engineering Safety in NSW Mining Operations (Coal, Metals & Extractive) & Onshore Petroleum Operations (Exploration & Extraction) (PDF, 642.18 KB)
Standards and guidelines program
This document outlines the standards and guidelines development activities of NSW Mine Safety electrical engineering staff. It is an integral part of the Strategic and Operational Plan for Electrical Engineering Safety in NSW Mines.
This document outlines the communications activities of NSW Mine Safety electrical engineering staff. It is an integral part of the Strategic and Operational Plan for Electrical Engineering Safety in NSW Mines.
Special projects program (High-risk plant)
This document outlines the activities of NSW Mine Safety electrical engineering staff in dealing with high-risk plant. It specifically relates to electrical equipment used in hazardous zones, remote-controlled mining equipment, powered winding systems and functional safety of electrical systems.
Industry support infrastructure program
This document outlines the activities of NSW Mine Safety electrical engineering staff for supporting industry in key risk areas. It deals with competencies of mine electrical engineers and managers of electrical engineering, certification of hazardous area equipment, registration of high risk plant, licensing of facilities that repair and overhaul explosion-protected plant and licensing of facilities that repair cables used in a hazardous zone.
Electrical risk identification and management systems and planning
This guide has been put together specifically for NSW Mine Safety Electrical Engineering Staff (Inspectors, MSOs and Test Engineers) in order to assist in the development of Strategic Plans for Electrical Engineering Safety and associated programs, Minesite Profiles and Work Plans. With regard to individual workplans it provides the basis of the technical content. The current version is as a result of the electrical team's annual review, conducted in mid 2007. This guide will also be useful for mines, manufacturers and service providers when conducting their own risk assessments and identifying risk controls.