Winding Engine Driver's Certificate of Competency - Western Australia

Description

You will need 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 conveyances (such as miner's cages) in a shaft to transport persons, material or rock but does not include any lifting machine, endless rope haulage or scraper winch installation.

There are two different classes available:

  • Class 1 - authorises you to operate a winding engine with any power input
  • Class 2 - authorises you to operate a winding engine with a power input between 25 and 75 kilowatts.

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 for a class 1 certificate you must:

  • be at least 21 years old
  • be a person of good character
  • be medically fit
  • have passed the relevant examinations set by the agency
  • have assisted in driving an electric winding engine fitted with dead weight power operated brakes or multi-spring applied unit brakes, operated by an electric motor of at least 75 kilowatts for a period of not less than 300 hours at a rate of at least 12 hours a day, 40 hours per week
  • have assisted in carrying out the duties of a platman, skipman or set rider including shaft maintenance and shaft repairs for at least 12 hours per week, for six weeks
  • have knowledge of the ancillary equipment normally associated with winding engines.

To be eligible for a class 2 certificate you must:

  • be at least 21 years old
  • be a person of good character
  • be medically fit
  • have passed the relevant examinations set by the agency
  • have assisted in driving an electric winding engine driven by a power source between 25 and 75 kilowatts for a period of not less than 300 hours at a rate of at least 12 hours a day, 40 hours per week
  • have assisted in carrying out the duties of a platman, skipman or set rider and has had experience in shaft maintenance and shaft repairs for at least 12 hours per week, for six weeks
  • have knowledge of the ancillary equipment normally associated with winding engines.

Duration

As specified

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application Other, Sole Trader $143.00

Fees for 2021-22

General Duplicate Certificate Other, Sole Trader $143.00

Fees for 2021-22

Act(s) name

Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Resources Safety

Contact details

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Enquiries

Resources Safety

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Western Australia
Operating address: Level 2
1 Adelaide Terrace
East Perth, Western Australia 6004
Operating address: Mineral House
100 Plain Street
East Perth, Western Australia 6004
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 100
East Perth, Western Australia 6892
Phone: 08 9358 8002
Fax: 08 9358 8000
Email: safety@dmirs.wa.gov.au
Website: Resources Safety (Opens in new window)