Mines Safety Roadshow starts in October

DMP's 12th annual Mines Safety Roadshow will travel to nine towns and cities across the State in October and November.
Date: Friday, 30 September 2016

The Department of Mines and Petroleum's Mines Safety Roadshow starts on 4 October in Kalgoorlie.

Presented by the department's Resources Safety Division, the roadshow travels to nine towns and cities across the State in October and November.

Mines Safety Director and State Mining Engineer Andrew Chaplyn said this year's roadshow would travel to Kalgoorlie, Newman, Tom Price, Karratha, Port Hedland, Bunbury, Mandurah, Geraldton and Perth.

"This is the first time in some years that we’ve taken the roadshow to Tom Price and is indicative of the growth of the event in the past few years," Mr Chaplyn said.

"This is one of the department's most important events to focus on and promote mines safety in WA."

Mr Chaplyn said the theme for the 2016 roadshow was 'pressing concerns'.

"It will focus on the risks associated with getting caught, trapped or crushed, and will feature a special screening of the third instalment of the Know Your Hazards video series," he said.

"The first instalment of videos was produced to coincide with the 2014 roadshow and, since then, they have been viewed more than 9500 times.

"This year's roadshow will also have discussions on safety culture, mental wellbeing and the role of safety and health representatives."

Mr Chaplyn said sessions will start with an update on what is happening in mines safety and health in Western Australia from both regulatory and industry perspectives.

"It is an interactive event that encourages engagement and the exchange of ideas to help improve safety on Western Australia’s mine sites," he said.

Although the event is free, you must register your details to attend.