State-wide compliance blitz next week
We will conduct a state-wide compliance blitz next week across all sectors of the mining industry.
The high visibility operation involves about 85 safety and compliance inspectors conducting unannounced inspections at more than 100 coal, metalliferous and quarrying operations throughout NSW.
Inspections will focus on:
Mine operators are urged to review their operations to ensure that they are compliant with all work health and safety and Mining Act legislative requirements. Inspectors will be taking action where non-compliances are detected.
- general compliance with mining regulations and site safety management systems
- the standard of supervision and the behaviours and effectiveness of supervisors in dealing with non-compliances to the mines own safety management system
- rehabilitation of mine sites.
As set out in our Compliance and Enforcement Approach, enforcement options include written warnings, statutory directions, penalty notices, prosecution and cancellation of authorities.