What it contains

Operators of prescribed mines have specific emergency management responsibilities under occupational health and safety laws. This self-assessment tool can help operators plan emergency management processes. It explains:

  • the emergency management OHS regulations that apply to prescribed mines
  • operator’s emergency planning responsibilities
  • how to prepare a comprehensive emergency plan, including consulting with employees and involving relevant municipal councils and emergency services
  • how to roll out an emergency plan
  • an operator’s responsibilities to regularly test your emergency plan

The tool has space to document observations, including compliance statements in relevant sections to compare your findings against regulatory standards.