Workplace Safety Resources

Mining and Quarrying industry specific Work Health and Safety guides, templates, tools and checklists

These guides have been developed to provide information and guidance to the mining and quarrying industry on a range of work health and safety matters.

Alcohol and Other Drugs Guide

This guide provides Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBUs) with practical guidance on managing the risks associated with alcohol and other drugs. It includes an example Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy.

Contractor and Visitor Management Guide

This guide provides practical assistance to mine and quarry operators on how to implement control measures to manage the risks associated with contractors and visitors working at the mine or quarry.

Conveyor Safety Guide

This guide details and explains your legislative obligations relating to conveyor safety and provides examples on how you can ensure the risks associated with conveyors are effectively managed.

Document and Records Management Guide

This guide provides Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBUs) with practical guidance on Document and Records Management. Document and Records Control is a process of ensuring that documents and records are created, captured, accessed, managed and stored in a methodical, organised and controlled manner.

Fatigue Guide

This guide provides Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBUs) with practical guidance on managing the risks associated with fatigue. Includes a fatigue risk management chart.

Fitness For Work Guide

This guide provides practical guidance on how to effectively manage the risks to health and safety associated with Fitness For Work. Fitness For Work issues include fatigue, alcohol and other drugs and mental health.

Hazardous Chemicals and Dangerous Substances Management Guide

This guide has been developed to provide small to medium mine and quarry operators with an understanding of the legislative requirements for Hazardous Chemical and Dangerous Substances Management.

Organisational Charts Guide

This guide provides you with several examples of how you could set out the organisational chart for your operation. It is important that the organisational chart you develop is clear and easily understood by all persons and is reviewed as part of your safety management systems review or sooner should there be any changes in personnel.

Principal Mining Hazard Management Guide

This guide provides mine and quarry operators with an understanding of the requirements of the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA), Chapter 10 Mines, in relation to Principal Mining Hazards. It includes an example Principal Mining Hazard Management Plan.

Safe Operating Procedures Guide

This guide provides practical guidance on Safe Operating Procedures (SOPs). A SOP is a written document that provides step-by-step instructions on how to safely perform a task or activity which involves some risk to health and safety. It includes an example template.

South Australian Work Health and Safety Legislation Guide

This guide has been developed to provide an introduction to the Work Health and Safety Legislation applicable to mining and quarrying operations in South Australia.

Toolbox Meeting Guide

This guide provides practical guidance on toolbox meetings. It includes What is a toolbox meeting?, Structure of a toolbox meeting, What information do we include? and Records of toolbox meetings. A Toolbox Meeting Minutes Template is included.

Traffic Management Guide

This guide provides practical assistance and guidance to enable mine and quarry operators to develop and implement a Traffic Management Plan for their operation.

Verification of Competency Guide

This guide provides practical guidance on the Verification of Competency (VOC) process. In many sections of the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA), there is a requirement to ensure that workers and others are provided with information, training and instruction and to ensure that workers are competent to undertake work related tasks. It includes a Verification of Competency example and template.

Withdrawal of Workers to Safety Guide

The aim of this guide is to provide Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBUs) with practical guidance on the legislative requirement of withdrawing workers to a place of safety when required. Due to the nature, location and the environment of mining and quarrying operations, there are hazards and risks present that, at times, will require workers to be withdrawn to a place of safety.

Work Health and Safety Performance Standards Guide

This guide has been developed to assist mining and quarrying operators in measuring the effectiveness of their Safety Management Systems and Workplace Health and Safety Performance outcomes.

Work Health and Safety Policies Guide

This guide has been developed to provide you with an understanding of the requirements to develop and implement, communicate and review a Work Health and Safety Policy. A Work Health and Safety Policy is a statement of commitment to health and safety at the workplace.

Work Health and Safety Roles and Responsibilities Guide

The aim of this guide is to provide all persons in the workplace with an understanding of their roles and responsibilities in relation to the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA) and the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA).

Workplace Consultation and Communication Guide

This guide provides Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBUs) with practical guidance on how to effectively consult and communicate with workers who carry out work for the PCBU.

Workplace Inspections Guide

This guide provides Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBUs) with practical guidance on workplace inspections. It includes an example workplace inspection schedule.

These templates have been developed to provide information and guidance to the mining and quarrying industry on a range of work health and safety matters.

Document and Records Management Procedure Template

This template provides industry with practical guidance on how to develop and implement an effective Document and Records Management process. It ensures that documents and records are appropriately created, captured, accessed, managed and stored in a manner that reflects business, corporate and regulatory compliance requirements.

Document Communique Form Template

This template form is used to communicate current best work practices to all mining and quarrying personnel, where changes to current practices have been implemented, or it has been identified that standards are not followed in accordance with documented procedures or work instructions.

Document Control Register Template

A Document Control Register is a list which identifies all business documents and includes current revision status. It ensures that all documents and records are appropriately created, captured, accessed, managed and stored in a manner that reflects business, corporate and regulatory compliance requirements.

Document Review Form Template

This template has been developed to assist industry in reviewing and authorising their documents.

Electric Shock and/or Incident Report Form

All incidents involving electricity must be reported to the Office of the Technical Regulator by the electrical worker or the occupier of the premises where the incident occurs.

For advice or help contact the Office of the Technical Regulator.

Hazard and Risk Register Template

A Hazard and Risk Register is a list of all the identified hazards, including the risk level and the controls implemented to eliminate or minimise the risks associated with the hazard.

Hazard Identification and Risk Control Procedure Template

This template procedure provides a process and mechanism for the prevention of injury, illness, environmental harm or property damage within the mining and quarrying industry through the identification, assessment and elimination or control of workplace hazards and risks. This procedure applies to all visitors, contractors and employees attending the site. It includes a risk assessment matrix and Hazard Report Form.

Incident Register Template

This template has been developed to assist and guide industry in developing a site specific Incident Register. This Register spreadsheet can be tailored to suit your site’s specific requirements.

Incident Report and Investigation Form Template

This template is used to record all incidents and investigations at mining and quarrying sites. The form requires a description of the incident, persons involved, personal injuries, Regulatory notification requirements, incident analysis, recommendations to prevent recurrences and incident review and sign off.

Incident Reporting and Investigation Procedure Template

This template provides a Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) with practical guidance on how to develop and implement an effective Incident Reporting and Investigation process. The procedure sets out and defines the requirements for all incidents to be reported and investigated with preventative and corrective actions implemented to eliminate or minimise the risk of harm and prevent future occurrences.

Induction Manual Template

This template has been developed to assist and guide industry in the development of a site specific Induction Manual. This document can be tailored specifically to a site’s requirements.

Induction Policy Template

This policy template has been developed to provide an example of an Induction Policy and can be tailored to suit your site’s requirements.

Induction Procedure Template

This procedure template has been developed to provide an example of an Induction Procedure and can be tailored to suit your site’s requirements.

Notifiable Incident and Mining Incident Report Form

This form is used to report an incident at a mining operation. Please do not use this form to report immediately life threatening issues or a death.

For advice or help contact SafeWork SA.

Position Description Template

This template can be used as a guide for any position within the mining or quarrying industry. It includes key responsibilities and key performance indicators. Qualifications, capabilities and knowledge are also outlined in the example position description.

Pre-Shift Meeting Template

This template has been developed to use at the start of each shift to monitor and communicate potential site hazards and safety issues.

Principal Mining Hazard Management Plan Template

This template will assist and guide you through developing your site specific Principal Mining Hazard Management Plan.

Traffic Management Plan Template

This template has been developed to assist and guide industry in the development of a site specific Traffic Management Plan.

Witness Statement Form Template

This witness statement form template can be used to record a detailed description and observations of any mining or quarrying incident or event to assist in the investigation process.

Work Health and Safety Information and Training Procedure Template

This template provides Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBUs) with practical guidance on how to develop and implement an effective Work Health and Safety Information and Training process.

Work Health and Safety Management Plan Template

This template has been developed to assist and guide industry through developing a site specific Work Health and Safety Management Plan. Regulation 621 of the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA) states that a mine operator must establish and implement a documented Safety Management System for the mine.

Work Health and Safety Policy Template

This policy template outlines the legislative obligations and seeks commitment from all workers in creating a safe work environment. It aims to remove or reduce the risks to the health, safety and welfare of all workers, contractors and visitors.

These audit tools have been developed to provide information and guidance to the mining and quarrying industry on a range of work health and safety matters.

Contractor Safety Management System Audit Tool

This audit tool provides a template for mine and quarry operators to evaluate a contractors compliance with the work health and safety requirements of the site’s Safety Management System.

AS 1755:2000 Conveyor Safety Requirements Audit Tool

This audit tool has been developed to assist mines and quarries to assess their conveyor or conveyor systems compliance with the requirements of Australian Standard 1755:2000 – Conveyors – Safety Requirements.

AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System Audit Tool

This audit tool is designed as a practical and proactive means for a mine or quarry to complete an initial assessment of their compliance with AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems, measure and monitor compliance and develop and implement an associated Improvement Action Plan.

AS/NZS 4801:2001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System Audit Tool

This audit tool is designed as a practical and proactive means for a mine or quarry to complete an initial assessment of their compliance with AS 4801:2001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, measure and monitor compliance and develop and implement an associated Improvement Action Plan.

National Mine Safety Database, Quarterly Reporting Data Tool

This audit tool will assist stakeholders in capturing the required data for the quarterly reporting periods within the National Mine Safety Database. This quarterly reporting is a South Australian legislated requirement under Chapter 10 and Schedule 24 of the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA).

National Mine Safety Database, Quarterly Reporting Data Tool – Microsoft Office 1997 – 2003 version

This audit tool will assist stakeholders in capturing the required data for the quarterly reporting periods within the National Mine Safety Database. This version (Microsoft Office 1997 – 2003) is for those stakeholders who are experiencing difficulties opening the Microsoft Office 2010 Excel document.

Training and Qualifications Register

This register is designed as a practical means for an organisation to keep accurate records of scheduled and completed training for all workers, inclusive of contractors. Records of all training and qualifications should include: Workplace Inductions, Work Health and Safety Policies and Procedures, Risk Assessments and Management Plans, Safe Operating Procedures, Emergency Response Training, Licences and Competencies and Formal Qualifications.

Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA) (Chapter 10, Mines) Gap Analysis Tool

This audit tool is designed as a practical and proactive means for a mine or quarry to complete an initial assessment of their compliance with the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA) (Chapter 10, Mines), measure and monitor compliance and develop and implement an associated Improvement Action Plan.

Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA) (Chapter 10, Mines) Safety Management System Gap Analysis Tool

This audit tool has been developed to specifically address the development of a (Work Health and) Safety Management System to assist in compliance with the requirements of the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA) (Chapter 10, Mines).

Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA) Gap Analysis Tool

This audit tool is designed as a practical and proactive means for a mine or quarry to complete an initial assessment of their compliance with the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA), measure and monitor compliance and develop and implement an associated Improvement Action Plan.

These checklists have been developed to provide information and guidance to the mining and quarrying industry on a range of work health and safety matters.

Contractor Pre-Work Checklist

This checklist provides a template for mine and quarry operators to assess a contractors work health and safety systems, including competency requirements prior to the contractor commencing work at the mine or quarry.

Conveyor Inspection Checklist

This inspection checklist enables mine and quarry operators to conduct regular inspections of their conveyors against the 7 key elements of AS 1755:2000 (Conveyors – Safety Requirements) and to develop an action plan to address any non-conformities.

Incident Reporting Checklist

This checklist has been developed to assist those with responsibilities to manage and report incidents to ensure all relevant information is gathered, injured persons are cared for and appropriate persons / bodies are notified.

Induction and Orientation Checklist

This checklist provides a template to ensure all new persons commencing work receive the necessary information and instruction.

Mobile Crushing Plant Inspection Checklist

This inspection checklist provides guidance and a template for conducting inspections of mobile crushing plant. It includes a risk matrix and corrective action plan.

Principal Mining Hazard Risk Assessment Checklist for Roads and Other Vehicle Operating Areas

This risk assessment checklist provides guidance and a process to assist with the comprehensive and systematic investigation and analysis of all aspects of risk associated with this Principal Mining Hazard.

Risk Assessment Checklist

This risk assessment checklist provides guidance and a template for conducting general site risk assessments, completing an action plan and monitoring and reviewing risk controls. It includes Working Conditions, Working Environment, Hazardous Manual Tasks, Plant, Hazardous Chemicals and Other persons at risk.

Traffic Management Inspection Checklist

This inspection checklist is designed to review and monitor Traffic Management risk control measures by using a series of questions to identify and assess whether controls are in place and / or, are being effectively maintained.

Complete Safety Management System for South Australian mines and quarries coming soon!

It will provide workplace safety guidance, audit tools, templates, checklists and sample policies and procedures.

Content includes:

1 Introduction to our Resource Manual
2 South Australian Work Health and Safety Legislation Guide
3 Work Health and Safety Policies Guide
3.1 Work Health and Safety Policy Template
4 Work Health and Safety Management Plan Template
5 Hazard Identification and Risk Management Guide
5.1 Hazard Identification and Risk Control Procedure Template
5.2 Hazard Report Form Template
5.3 Job Safety Analysis Template
5.4 Risk Assessment Checklist
5.5 Hazard and Risk Register Template
6 Principal Mining Hazard Management Guide
6.1 Principal Mining Hazard Management Plan Template
7 Hazardous Chemicals and Dangerous Substances Management Guide
8 Traffic Management Guide
8.1 Traffic Management Plan Template
8.2 Traffic Management Inspection Checklist
8.3 Principal Mining Hazard Risk Assessment Checklist for Roads and Other Vehicle Operating Areas
9 Fitness For Work Guide
10 Fatigue Guide
11 Alcohol and Other Drugs Guide
12 Conveyor Safety Guide
12.1 Conveyor Inspection Checklist
13 Work Health and Safety Roles and Responsibilities Guide
13.1 Organisational Charts Guide
13.2 Position Description Template
14 Workplace Consultation and Communication Guide
14.1 Pre-Shift Meeting Template
14.2 Toolbox Meeting Guide
14.2 Document Communique Form Template
15 Contractor and Visitor Management Guide
15.1 Visitors Induction Template
15.2 Visitors Sign in Register Template
15.3 Contractor and Visitor Induction Checklist
15.4 Contractor Pre-Work Checklist
15.5 Contractor Safety Management System Audit Tool
16 Workplace Emergency Plans Guide
16.1 Emergency Plan Template
16.2 Withdrawal of Workers to Safety Guide

17 Work Health and Safety Information and Training Procedure Template
17.1 Safe Operating Procedures Guide
17.2 Safe Operating Procedure Template
17.3 Verification of Competency Guide
17.4 Verification of Competency Template
17.5 Training Needs Analysis Template
17.6 Training and Qualifications Register
18 Workplace Induction Guide
18.1 Induction Policy Template
18.2 Induction Procedure Template
18.3 Induction Manual Template
18.4 Induction Questionnaire Template
18.5 Induction and Orientation Checklist
19 Document and Records Management Guide
19.1 Document and Records Management Procedure Template
19.2 Document Review Form Template
19.3 Document Control Register Template
20 Incident Reporting and Investigation Procedure Template
20.1 Incident Report and Investigation Form Template
20.2 Incident Reporting Checklist
20.3 Witness Statement Form Template
20.4 Incident Register Template
20.5 Notifiable Incident and Mining Incident Report Form
20.6 Electric Shock and/or Incident Report Form
21 Workplace Inspections Guide
21.1 Mobile Crushing Plant Inspection Checklist
22 Work Health and Safety Performance Standards Guide
23 National Mine Safety Database, Quarterly Reporting Data Tool
24 Additional Audit Tools
24.1 Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA) Gap Analysis Tool
24.2 Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA) (Chapter 10, Mines) Gap Analysis Tool
24.3 Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA) (Chapter 10, Mines) Safety Management System Gap Analysis Tool
24.4 AS/NZS 4801:2001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System Audit Tool
24.5 AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System Audit Tool
24.6 AS 1755:2000 Conveyor Safety Requirements Audit Tool
25 MAQOHSC Industry Support

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