The NSW Resources Regulator launches a new state-wide mine safety campaign with a video titled, “Be Safe at Work“, developed in partnership with NSW Minerals Council and the mining union CFMMEU.
The campaign aims to promote mine safety and maintain New South Wales’s enviable safety record in mining.
According to Resources Regulator Chief Inspector of Mines Garvin Burns, the idea of the new campaign is a result from an industry-wide roundtable held last year.
“While the NSW mining industry’s safety record exceeds other high-risk industries and is statistically one of the safest in the world, there is no room for complacency.”
“Since we convened that roundtable there have tragically been two fatalities at NSW mines.”
“While we do not believe there needs to be a “safety reset” in NSW, like is happening in other jurisdictions, it is prudent to take pro-active and renewed steps to keep safety front of mind in NSW mining operations,” Mr Burns said.
“Through the Mine Safety Advisory Council and NSW’s strong approach we are working collaboratively with industry and unions to ensure that all mine workers go home safe at the end of their shift.”
The Resource Regulator is releasing a series of safety resources to be shown to mine workers in order to educate the industry on how to preempt the risk, manage them, and ensure a safe environment.
“The key message in the first plank of the campaign is “Stop. Think. Be safe at work,” Mr Burns said.