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22 February 2019

In this issue:

  • Compliance Priorities
  • Shafts and winding systems

Report shows favourable trends

Our 2017-18 Mine Safety Performance Report provides an overview of the health and safety performance of the NSW mining and petroleum industry and selected regulatory activities during that time. 

The NSW mining industry has continued to minimise the risk to health and safety of workers, with zero fatalities in 2017-18. Regrettably, there were 82 serious injuries, 239 lost time injuries, 226 injury outcomes (lost time and/or restricted duty) of seven days or more and 920 total recordable injuries reported in 2017-18. In addition, we issued 1,385 mine safety notices, including 244 prohibition notices.

The NSW mining industry is on track to contribute toward the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012–2022 targets of a 20% reduction in fatalities and a 30% reduction in the incidence rate of claims resulting in one or more weeks off work. Similar measures in our report are showing favourable trends in line with these national targets.


Mine safety performance report

Shafts and winding systems

The Minister has approved the Mine shafts and winding systems Code of Practice.

The code is now available on our website:

Code of Practice - Mine shafts and winding systems
Further contact info:
Resources Regulator | Phone: 1300 814 609

Regional NSW, Resources Regulator
516 High St
Maitland, New South Wales 2320

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