Step 4 - Location & Activity Specifics

Location and Activity Specifics - (External)

This page shows you how to enter the specific location and activity for a mine or an Exploration Company.

From 31/3/22, you are able to submit the Injury Report Form (IRF) to the the Department, 1 day following the submission of the Notifiable Incident Report Form (NIRF) with the associated injury.

See also Useful Information - Mining Notifications  Injury classification code index


Location Specifics:

Select Surface or Underground from dropdown. 
Enter detailed location of site in relation to the accident.    This is a free text entry to provide more specific information regarding the location of the accident.
Type the code. This automatically populates the details.
Alternatively click the look up and select the specific code from the dropdown list.
Select the code at the higher level or the lower level.  Click on the + icon to expand for more specific code. Select to highlight.
Click Add. This populates the code and the details.

Enter the GPS (Global Positioning System) co-ordinates of the location of accident.  If not known, leave blank.  

Select options from the dropdown. 

Site Activity refers to activities undertaken where mining or exploration operations are being carried out.  Exploration activities are undertaken while exploring and drilling for minerals at non-active mining areas but within a mining tenement including pre and post drilling activities such as mapping, sampling, camp preparation, demobilisation etc.

Site Activity and examples of injuries

See also Location and Activity specifics NIRF

Construction: means an activity involving construction, erection, installation, alteration, dismantling or demolition of, or an addition to any building or structure; or any work in connection with those things that is done at or adjacent to the mine (or an exploration site) where the building or structure is located.
Injury examples: 
?A worker received head injury while erecting a scaffold platform at the construction area.
?A worker received an electric shock while demolishing a shed at the processing plant.
?A crane toppled over while setting up 'dongas' for a new exploration camp.

Exploration activities are undertaken while exploring and drilling for minerals at non-active mining areas but within a mining tenement including pre /post drilling activities such as mapping, sampling, camp preparation, demobilisation etc.

Operations: means an activity being carried out in the normal course of development, production of ongoing mining operations or during the normal course of exploration.
Injury examples:
?A haul truck caught fire while driving to / from the pit.
?An employee assisting the charge-up crew underground felt pain to his lower back whilst using a pelican pick to scrape dirt from charge up hole.
?A driller offsider was tensioning a bolt on a diamond drill rig when his shoulder dislocated.

Maintenance means activities involving upkeep support and repair of machines, plant, building, structures, utility, system, roads etc. This could include shutdowns, adjustment, replacement, cleaning, modification, inspection, testing, servicing and repair of those things at a mine site operation or at an exploration site.
Injury examples:
?A fitter fell off a ladder while replacing filters at a main workshop.
?An exploration driller was painting the bottom of the mast of a drill right when paint splashed in her eyes.

Decommissioning means activities when a site ceases production; the final phase is decommissioning.  This broadly involves activities such as cleaning and removal of all facilities.
Injury examples:
?Add fork lift operator was pushing a bogged forklift to gain traction and suffered a strain to his lower back
?A mineworker slipped and fell which resulted in a fractured leg during the plugging of freshwater zones from ingress and egress from surface and sub surface.

Rehabilitation: means the site is rehabilitated back to its former use after the decommissioning operations has been achieved.  This broadly involves safety, environmental and community issues pertaining to the protection of the site.
Injury examples:
?Erosion at the south west pit wall has resulted in significant subsidence in the area.

Support Services: means activities related to the servicing and operation of supporting facilities at the site operation or an exploration site including administration offices, services buildings, catering, residential and recreational facilities, security.  It also includes activities not directly associated with mining / exploration operations.
?A worker injured his back while replacing a television set at the mining accommodation area.
?A driller received an electrical shock while investigating a camp washing machine that stopped working.

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