Notification of High Risk Activities at Mines - New South Wales

Service summary

You may be required to notify the Agency of any proposed high risk activity you intend to undertake at a mine or a petroleum site.

High risk activities have the significant potential for adverse safety outcomes if not planned and carried out carefully. For this reason, careful consideration must be given to the risks associated with the activity and the methods available to manage those risks. Examples of activities include:

  • Electrical work on energised electrical equipment;
  • Development of new mine entry; and
  • Working in inrush control zone.

Please see the application form or review the Regulation for a detailed list of high risk activities as well as the notice period you are required to give for each activity.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible your notice must provide the following:

  • The nature of the proposed high risk activity, including particulars of how the activity is to be carried out;
  • The proposed commencement date for the activity;
  • The location of the activity;
  • Any information or documents required by the Regulation;
  • The hazards identified as having the potential to arise from the activity;
  • An assessment of the risks associated with the activity; and
  • The relevant parts of the safety management system that describes the systems, procedures, plans and other control measures used to control the associated risks with carrying out the activity.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Other resources

 Resources
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Lodgement

Lodge

You must lodge the form with one of the offices listed on the application form.


Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment
Division of Resources and Energy
Mine Safety

Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Act 2013 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enquiries
Department of Planning and Environment
Division of Resources and Energy
Mine Safety


Operating address:
516 King Street
Maitland, New South Wales 2320
Mailing address:
PO Box 344
Hunter Region Mail Centre
NSW 2310

Phone:

02 4931 6625

Fax:

02 4931 6790
minesafety.competence@industry.nsw.gov.au

Supporting information

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