NSW Resources Regulator releases quarterly safety report

Friday, 04 September, 2020

NSW Resources Regulator releases quarterly safety report

The NSW Resources Regulator has released the Quarterly Safety Report for April to June 2020, to help the industry improve safety management systems and undertake risk assessments at their sites. The report details incidents and trends relating to hazard management, alongside sector-specific information.

‘Roads of other vehicle operating areas’ and ‘fires or explosion’ are hazards that feature regularly in incident notifications to the Regulator. The NSW Resources Regulator also focuses on compliance with legislative requirements associated with principal and other high-risk hazards. In this quarter, key compliance and enforcement activities included the Resource Regulator’s statutory functions review in the small mines sector, with almost 40% of safety notices issued to small mines.

The NSW Resources Regulator also conducted a proactive inspection program focused on how mine operators are responding to COVID-19 risks. From this, it was identified that most operators had implemented appropriate controls, with only a small number of issues identified which were largely minor in nature.

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