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please read this before using presentation
Please read this before using presentation
  • This presentation is based on content presented at the Exploration Safety Roadshow held in November 2008
  • It is made available for non-commercial use (e.g. toolbox meetings) subject to the condition that the PowerPoint file is not altered without permission from Resources Safety
  • Supporting resources, such as brochures and posters, are available from Resources Safety
  • For resources, information or clarification, please contact:

ResourcesSafety@docep.wa.gov.au

or visit

www.docep.wa.gov.au/ResourcesSafety

accidents
Accidents
  • An incident must be reported:
    • if it causes an injury that prevents the person from returning the following day to the duties they were doing at the time of the accident
    • regardless of whether the person is rostered to work the following day or not
    • if the person has lost time from work, been assigned to alternate or light duties or been put on restricted hours
  • Reporting requirement applies to:
    • employees
    • self-employed persons
    • contractors and their employees
serious injury
Serious injury
  • An injury that:
    • is disabling for 2 or more weeks

or

    • involves unconsciousness from gas inhalation or asphyxiation

or

    • results from an accident, including fuming, arising from the use of explosives or blasting agents
accident site
Accident site
  • Where an accident has resulted in a death or serious injury the site must not be disturbed unless:
    • it is to save a life or prevent further injury
    • in the case of a serious injury, an inspector has given permission
    • in the case of a fatality, the coroner has given permission
  • Subject to these constraints, a trade union representative may examine the site if the employee involved is a member that union
accident reporting requirements
Accident reporting requirements
  • Mining – mine manager
  • Exploration on a mine site – mine manager
  • Exploration not on a mine site – exploration manager
injury notification
Injury notification
  • Manager must notify:
    • District Inspector
    • if requested, trade union to which the injured person belongs
  • For serious injury:
    • notification as soon as possible by fastest method
    • subsequently confirmed in writing using occurrence report form
    • may require judgement call about whether person will be disabled for 2 or more weeks
end of month reporting
End-of-month reporting
  • At the end of the month following a suspected serious injury, the manager must complete a mining injury report form confirming (or otherwise) details in initial occurrence report form
end of month reporting continued
End-of-month reporting continued
  • The manager must submit a monthly status report form:
    • as soon as practicable after the end of each month (usually within 2 weeks)
    • whether or not there has been an accident at the mine or exploration site during the month
    • with details of any time lost or changes of work status because of injuries from previous months
    • with details of employee and contractor statistics
occurrences and potentially serious occurrences
Occurrences and potentially serious occurrences
  • Occurrences – Section 78 of Act requires ten occurrence types to be reported to the District Inspector whether or not the incident caused an injury or damaged property
  • Potentially serious occurrences – Section 79 requires the reporting of any occurrence that, in the manager’s opinion, had the potential to cause serious injury or harm to health (i.e. near misses)
  • There are 13 reporting categories listed on the occurrence report form
reporting categories
Reporting categories
  • Extensive subsidence, settlement or fall of ground or any major collapse
  • Earth movement caused by a seismic event
  • Outbreak of fire above or below ground
  • Breakage of a rope, cable or other gear by which persons are raised or lowered
  • Inrush of water
  • Dust ignition below ground
  • Presence or outburst of potentially harmful or asphyxiant gas
reporting categories continued
Reporting categories continued
  • Accidental, delayed or fast ignition or detonation of explosives
  • Explosion or bursting of compressed air receivers, boilers or pressure vessels
  • Electric shock or burn or dangerous occurrence involving electricity
  • Poisoning or exposure to toxic gas or fumes where persons are affected
  • Loss of control, failure of braking or steering of heavy earth moving equipment
  • Other
reporting requirements for occurrences
Reporting requirements for occurrences
  • Manager must notify District Inspector by fastest means of communication
  • Occurrence report form must be submitted as soon as practicable after initial notification
  • If requested by District Inspector, manager must provide further information
  • Manager must also record, without delay, the particulars in the mine record book
reporting requirements for potentially serious occurrences
Reporting requirements forpotentially serious occurrences
  • Manager must notify District Inspector by fastest means of communication
  • Occurrence report form must be submitted as soon as practicable after initial notification
  • If requested by District Inspector, manager must provide a detailed written report
availability of forms
Availability of forms
  • Not available online
  • Contact AXTAT manager

(email axtatmanager@docep.wa.gov.au)

  • Emailed reply from AXTAT manager will contain:
    • the three forms (occurrence, mining injury report, monthly status report) as attachments
    • links to relevant online guidelines and procedures
    • if a mine, Resources Safety site identification number