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NSW Resources Regulator commences safety roadshows for quarries

The events aim to engage with small mine and quarry operators to provide information on health, safety and other issues within the industry.

According to the New South Wales Resources Regulator’s Principal Inspector of Small Mines Peter Berkholz, the safety roadshow events will assist mines and quarries in delivering safe practices.

“The roadshows were developed to assist small mines and quarries to maintain safe mining practices, as well as providing an opportunity for face to face engagement with the Regulator,” he said.

“NSW has a world class regulatory system for mines and quarries and having safety plans is integral to every mining operation.

“We recognise that resourcing and preparing things like mine safety management plans can be challenging for smaller operators,” Berkholz said. “However, they are essential for safe mining and quarry activities.”

Topics in the roadshow include quarry manager practising certificates, dust and airborne contaminants, explosives management, learning from disasters and Regulator reporting.

“We encourage small mine and quarry operators to register their interest in attending one of the roadshows in their area,” Berkholz said. “Attendance is free but places are limited so registration is essential.

“The roadshow provides information and advice about planning for hazard management and control, as well as the process for reporting or notifying the Regulator about safety incidents.

“The roadshow is one of a number of safety initiatives undertaken by the NSW Resources Regulator, including specialised workshops for managers, engineers and safety professionals.”

For more information, including details of upcoming dates and venues, visit the NSW Resources Regulator website.