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The agenda for this month's inaugural Collision Avoidance and Proximity Detection Forum is being finalised and will be soon be made available on our website

This forum represents an excellent opportunity to advance your knowledge of collision avoidance systems, with presentations from Glencore, Rio Tinto, Centennial, Broadmeadow mine, Northparkes mine, the NSW Minerals Council, as well as the Regulator.  

The forum will be held on Tuesday, 22 March and due to high demand we have increased the venue capacity and additional tickets are now available. 

Topics covered will include the most recent advances in proximity detection technology including experience with implementation, a holistic approach to collision avoidance including establishing a performance baseline, remote operation, key industry bodies (EMERST & ICMM) and global experience. 
Learn more and register

Quarterly safety report released for October to December 2021

The quarterly safety report for October to December 2021 has been released to better inform industry when reviewing safety management systems and undertaking risk assessments at their sites. The report details incidents and trends relating to hazard management, in addition to sector-specific information.

As a high-hazard regulator, we focus on compliance with legislative requirements associated with principal and other high-risk hazards. ‘Roads or other vehicle operating areas’, ‘fires or explosion’ and ‘air quality or dusts and other airborne contaminants’ are hazards that feature regularly in incident notifications to the Regulator.

In the October – December 2021 quarter, total incident notifications received by principal hazard were down (from 211 to 178). This figure represents a 9% reduction from the quarterly average (190) recorded for the previous four quarters. 

Quarterly safety report

Have your say about reporting safety concerns 

The NSW Mine Safety Advisory Council (MSAC) wants to hear from you about the reporting of safety concerns in the NSW coal mining industry.

This follows findings and recommendations from the Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry into a serious accident at Queensland’s Grosvenor coal mine in 2020.

MSAC has commissioned the Regulator to undertake a survey to better understand the reporting of safety concerns and to help identify similar issues that may exist within NSW coal mines.

We’ve created a quick 6-minute anonymous survey where your responses will provide crucial feedback in relation to the reporting of safety concerns in NSW coal mine sites.

Read more and take the survey

Safety and Health Representatives Seminar

Our annual Safety and Health Representatives Seminar, to be held on 23 March 2022, is an important annual learning and development opportunity for coal mine safety and health representatives.

This free, one-day seminar brings together industry safety and health representatives (ISHR) and site safety heath representatives (SSHR) for a range of technical knowledge sessions and presentations by representatives from the Regulator, investigators and selected keynote speakers on relevant regulatory and technical topics. 

Invitations have been sent to nominated ISHRs and SSHRs. If you did not receive an invitation and would like to attend, please contact the engagement team on to request an invitation.

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Keep your details up to date

This is a quick reminder that title holders and mine operators need to keep their contact details up to date.

Under Work, Health and Safety (WHS) regulations, title holder and mine operator details must be current. To update your information in the Assessment, Compliance and Enforcement System (ACES) online, complete the Appointment of Operator form available on the Resources Regulator website and send via email to

Mine or petroleum site operators are also required by legislation to provide notification of holders of statutory positions.  To provide new information about statutory position holders, you can complete the Notification of other Matters form and email to Alternatively, an active portal user can lodge these notifications via the portal.

Titleholders are also required to maintain current contact details. These can be updated within the Titles Management System (TMS) online. Simply follow the following steps:

  1. Log in to TMS
  2. Left click on your name and select ‘my profile’
  3. Choose the ‘edit’ button
  4. Amend details as necessary
  5. Select ‘close’ button
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MESS 2022 - Call for speakers

We are seeking experienced and enthusiastic presenters for the 30th Annual Mechanical Engineering Safety Seminar to be held on 10 and 11 August 2022.

The submission deadline for presenter applications is 1 April 2022. Note: If you submitted an expression of interest for 2021, you do not need to complete an application.

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