Submitting a radiation management plan (RMP)

On 31 March 2022, the Work Health and Safety laws replaced the health and safety elements of the Mines Safety and Inspection laws. For information visit www.dmirs.wa.gov.au/whs

Transitional arrangements may be in place for the compliance requirements on this page.

All health and safety notifications, forms and guidance for mining and petroleum has moved to the WorkSafe website

The information below has been left for historical compliance reference purposes

 

 

RMPs must be submitted online using the Safety Regulation System (SRS).

What should be included in the radiation management plan (RMP)?

Exploration projects and mine sites with a potential radiological hazard must prepare a radiation management plan (RMP) that addresses:

  • the identification and monitoring of radioactive material
  • how the potential for radioactive contamination will be minimised
  • how human exposure to radioactive material will be minimised.

Detailed help about the contents of an RMP is available online within the Safety Regulation System (SRS).

Information about the content of an RMP is also available in What are the duties of a radiation safety officer?

The RMP must be approved by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety and the Radiological Council.

Find out more about the Radiological Council.

Who is responsible for the submission?

The manager of the mine is responsible for developing, reviewing and maintaining the RMP.

Lodging an RMP

Submitting an RMP is now an online operation using SRS – Approvals.

Preparing an RMP for submission is a guided, step-by-step approach, with extensive online help facilities available. Unique identification numbers allow RMPs to be saved and re-called for further development over a number of sessions.

Following submission, feedback will be provided on assessment of the RMP. The company must nominate at least one administrator to register online for SRS access before an RMP can be submitted.

The company must nominate at least one administrator to register online for SRS access before an RMP can be submitted.

Contact

For enquiries please contact an inspector of mines
Phone: 1300 307 877
Email: Safety@dmirs.wa.gov.au

Find out your inspectorate area at Regional inspectorate boundaries for mining operations.