Resources

Competencies

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

Key NSW Mine Design Guidelines (MDGs)

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

Selected Readings

Springvale Colliery (Gelson and Smith, 2013) Case Study

Goaf Gas Management (Belle, 2015) Case Study