Spreading the mines safety message

The eleventh annual Mines Safety Roadshow travels to Geraldton, Bunbury, Newman, Karratha, Port Hedland, Kalgoorlie, Mandurah and Perth in October and November.
Date: Tuesday, 13 October 2015

The eleventh annual Mines Safety Roadshow starts today in Geraldton to highlight important safety issues in Western Australia’s mining industry.

Presented by the Department of Mines and Petroleum’s Resources Safety Division, the roadshows are one of the department’s most important proactive events for the mines inspectorate and happen to tie in with Safe Work Australia’s National Safe Work Month.

Director Mines Safety and State Mining Engineer Andrew Chaplyn said safety and health representatives, supervisors and others responsible for safety and health have been encouraged to attend the free event.

“The roadshows provide an update on what is happening in mines safety and health in Western Australia,” Mr Chaplyn said.

“We will also be looking at the results of the serious injuries review that was recently completed by the department and announced by Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion.”

Mr Chaplyn said an important focus for this year’s roadshow were the risks associated with height.

“This year’s program showcases two new hazard videos on the consequences of falling from height,” Mr Chaplyn said.

“The topics covered will include falling from height, working at height , rock falls, fall of ground, and risks and controls.”

The roadshow is an interactive event encouraging participation and the exchange of ideas.

“We encourage participants to network with other safety personnel and departmental staff at the event,” Mr Chaplyn said.

The roadshow will also be travelling to Newman, Karratha, Port Hedland, Bunbury, Kalgoorlie, Mandurah and Perth in October and November.

For more information on the roadshows, including how to register, visit www.dmp.wa.gov.au/events or contact Resources Safety on 9358 8154 or rsdcomms@dmp.wa.gov.au

DMP's annual Mines Safety Roadshow starts today in Geraldton.