How to conduct a safety assessment: Information for operators of prescribed mines

How operators of prescribed mines can conduct safety assessments.

Last updated

Jun 2017

Reading level

difficult

File Type and Size

PDF, 906.88 kB

Document Length

9 pages

What it contains

Prescribed mines must have a safety management system (SMS) to ensure they operate safely. A safety assessment forms part of the SMS for all identified major mining hazards. This document outlines how operators can develop a SMS to reduce or eliminate health and safety risks. It explains:

  • what a safety assessment involves
  • how to conduct, document and review a safety assessment
  • who to consult when you conduct a safety assessment
  • how the safety assessment process works
  • why employees must be involved and understand their role in safety assessments
  • how mine operators, employees and health and safety representatives can identify hazards
  • the types of mining hazards you may identify
  • control measures for identified hazards
  • how to conduct a risk assessment
  • how to prioritise these risks
  • how to identify, document and manage new or improved control measures
  • how to document the safety assessment
  • how to keep your processes up-to-date

At the end of the document, there is a compliance checklist template.