Who is responsible for the application?
The principal employer can apply for approval to operate a quarry without appointing a quarry manager. The principal employer must apply via the Safety Regulation System.
Depending on the natuer of the quarry operation, the application will be assessed by:
- A district inspector — if the quarry operation has less than 25 persons and no explosives are used
- The State mining engineer — for small quarry operations where explosives are used
The completed proforma should be accompanied, where appropriate, by:
- a risk management report detailing the additional alternative precautions to be implemented to control the risk
- additional comments or information supporting the request.
Please note, an agreement to operate a quarry without appointing a quarry manager may be granted for a maximum of 5 years. The principal employer can request to extend the period of this agreement by re-applying prior to the expiry date of the original agreement.
Lodging the application
Agreement requests and all supporting documentation must be submitted online using the Approvals sub-system in the Safety Regulation System (SRS).
An SRS Company Administrator (CA) or a Company Representative (CR) can enter information into SRS. The CA can assign the role of CR to any person(s) you nominate to liaise with the Department regarding the submission.
Further information is available at Safety Regulation System (SRS).
For SRS related enquiries, please contact the SRS Manager
Phone: 9358 8002 (option 3)
To contact an inspector of mines
Phone: 1800SAFEMINE (1800 7233 64)