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12 December 2019

LD Operations Pty Ltd fined for safety breach

LD Operations Pty Ltd has been convicted of failing to comply with a health and safety duty under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, following a serious injury to a worker at the Mannering Colliery at Doyalson.

The conviction and $136,000 fine in the NSW District Court was the result of a prosecution over an incident in January 2016 in which a worker received a serious head injury. The company was also ordered to pay the prosecutor’s costs. 
Click here to read the media release

Changes to certificate of competence exams

Revised exam calendar

The calendar has been republished on our website with changes highlighted in red. An additional exam has been scheduled for Quarry Manager (subject to demand).

Sign off experience

A supervising manager can no longer sign off experience in the application for examination. Only people who practise in the relevant statutory function (mining engineering manager, electrical engineering manager, mechanical engineering manager or quarry manager) at a mine can verify applicant experience and its suitability based on their knowledge or applicant logbook of signed experience. More details are available in the Guide to examinations and application form on our website

Revised fee schedule

A new fee structure will be applied for exams with application closing dates after 31 January 2020. Applicants will only pay for the cost of the exams they undertake. 

A non-refundable application fee of $110 for all certificate types will apply to cover processing. Applicants must make payment when lodging their application through the link provided in the examination fee schedule factsheet on our website. 

Applicants approved to sit or resit an examination will be required to make payment through links provided in their exam invitation letters.

New email address

The Mining Competence team has a new email address:
You can continue to phone us on 4063 6461.
2020 Exam dates and briefing sessions

New exemption reduces regulatory burden

In order to reduce unnecessary regulatory burden on mine and petroleum site operators, we have issued a new exemption relating to clause 129 of the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014 (the Regulation).
Under the exemption, the operator of a mine or petroleum site where the only activity being undertaken is exploring for minerals or petroleum is exempt from certain requirements of clause 129 of the Regulation in respect of giving notice to us.
The exemption took effect on 29 November 2019 and was published in the NSW Government Gazette on 6 December 2019.
Click here to view the exemption

Quarterly safety report

Click on the link below for our latest activities and quarterly safety performance trends for July to September 2019.
Quarterly safety report July-September 2019
Business activity reports archive
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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