You will require this certificate if you intend to operate a winding engine on a mine site. A winding engine is any machinery used to raise or lower things in a shaft or winch to transport persons, material or rock. This does not include any lifting machine, endless rope haulage or scraper winch installation.
Two different classes of this certificate are available:
- Class 1: authorises you to operate a winding engine having any power input; and
- Class 2: authorises you to operate a winding engine having a power input between 25 and 75 kilowatts.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for a Class 1 or Class 2 certificate you must:
- Be at least 21 years old;
- Be a person of good character;
- Be medically fit;
- Have passed the relevant exams set by the Agency;
- Provide a professional reference and a character reference;
- Meet the work experience requirements relevant to the class of winding engine you intend to operate;
- Submit the required form; and
- Pay any required fees.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Department of Mines and Petroleum
Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 (Western Australia)
Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 (Western Australia)
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