Minerals safety - codes of practice

On 31 March 2022, the Work Health and Safety (WHS) 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



Who issues codes of practice?

Codes of practice for mining operations are issued by the department’s Resources Safety Division under the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994, with the endorsement of the Mining Industry Advisory Committee (MIAC) and approval from the Minister for Mines and Petroleum.

Find out more about the role and objectives of MIAC at What is the Mining Industry Advisory Committee (MIAC)?

Codes of practice issued under the Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 may also apply to mining operations. Refer to Dangerous goods safety - codes of practice.

Approved codes of practice and standards

In addition to the codes of practice published by the department’s Resources Safety Division, the Welding Technology Institute's Health and Safety in Welding Technical Note (TN07) was approved as a code of practice under section 93 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 by the then Minister for Employment Protection (effective 7 July 2006).

You can search for codes of practice in the Publications and resources area and download them as a PDF.

Technical Note No. 7 Health and safety in welding is available for purchase from the Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA).

Many mines safety publications are available free of charge. Request hard copies of safety publications.