NSW Coal mining competencies (includes examination schedule, application forms, guides)

QLD Coal mining competencies (includes examination schedule, application forms, guides)

Current Legislation – NSW

Current Legislation – QLD

Current Legislation – TAS

ANTS factsheets

NSW factsheets

Key NSW Mine Design Guidelines (MDGs)

Technical Reference Guidelines and Guides (TRGs)

NSW Codes of Practice

Codes of Practice for WHS Legislation

A series of codes of practice have also been approved under the NSW Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

They are available from SafeWorkNSW.

They cover:

  • Abrasive blasting
  • Confined spaces
  • Construction work
  • Demolition work
  • Excavation work
  • First aid in the workplace
  • Hazardous manual tasks
  • How to manage and control asbestos in the workplace
  • How to manage work health and safety risks
  • How to safely remove asbestos
  • Labelling of workplace hazardous chemicals
  • Managing electrical risks at the workplace
  • Managing noise and preventing hearing loss at work
  • Managing risks of hazardous chemicals in the workplace
  • Managing risks of plant in the workplace
  • Managing the risk of falls at workplaces
  • Managing the work environment and facilities
  • Preparation of safety data sheets for hazardous chemicals
  • Preventing falls in housing construction
  • Safe design of structures
  • Spray painting and powder coating
  • Welding processes
  • Work health and safety consultation, coordination and cooperation
  • Work near overhead power lines

QLD Recognised Standards

QLD Guidance notes and Directives

Key NSW Safety Alerts and Bulletins

Key QLD Safety Alerts and Bulletins

NSW and QLD Investigation Reports

Additional Resources

NSW – Department of Industry Resources and Energy – safety and health

QLD – Department of Natural Resources and Mines – alerts, bulletins and notices

Mine Accidents and Disasters

Selected Readings

Appin Colliery (November 2022) Outburst at NSW underground coal mine.

Goaf Gas Management (Belle, 2015) Case Study

Report into the deaths of James Mitchell and Phillip Grant at the Austar Coal Mine, Paxton, NSW on 15 April 2014

Extract of consultant’s report Double fatality at Austar Coal Mine on 15 April 2014

Two miners dead after wall collapses at Austar Coal Mine near Paxton SMH 2014

Springvale Colliery (Gelson and Smith, 2013) Case Study

A review of fatal outburst incidents in the Bulli Seam (C.R. Harvey, NSW Department of Mineral Resources, and R.N.Singh, University of Wollongong) 1998

Report from Mr Michael Clarke (Inspector of Coal Mines, Department of Mineral Resources) for the coroners’ inquest into the three deaths at South Bulli Coal Mine on 24 July 1991. (Report dated 22 November 1991)