The Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022 [r. 675ZZJ(1)] introduces changes regarding the appointment of statutory positions in the mining industry. Under the new regulations, a person cannot be appointed to a statutory position unless they meet the required competencies, qualifications, and experience prescribed for that role. The regulations also set out specific requirements for the training and assessment of people seeking to be appointed to statutory positions.
Additionally, the new regulations require mine operators to notify the regulator of all appointments to statutory positions and provide evidence that the appointees meet the required standards. These changes aim to improve safety and reduce the risk of harm to workers by ensuring that only competent and qualified individuals are appointed to statutory positions in the mining industry.
The specific competencies, qualifications, and experience requirements for statutory positions in the mining industry may vary depending on the role. These requirements are set out in the relevant legislation and may be updated from time to time. Generally, statutory positions require a combination of formal qualifications, industry experience, and relevant training in areas such as safety management, risk assessment, and emergency response.
At Haz-Ed Services, we offer comprehensive training programs in the mandatory competencies required for statutory positions, as well as other relevant areas of workplace health and safety. Our training is designed to help you meet the requirements of the new regulations and ensure the safety of your workers.
In addition to our training programs, we provide resources and guidance on how to ensure compliance with the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022 related to appointment to statutory positions. We can also assist you with the process of notifying the regulator of appointments and providing evidence of compliance.
Contact us today to learn more about our training offers and how Haz-Ed Services can help you ensure compliance with the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022. Our team of experienced trainers and safety experts is dedicated to providing practical and effective solutions for the unique challenges of the mining industry.