Emergency situations can introduce hazardous situations not normally encountered on a mine site, and being prepared is critical to the safety and health of workers. This code of practice provides guidance to mining operations on emergency management systems, as well as developing and evaluating safe work procedures for such systems.
A copy of the Emergency management for Western Australian mines – code of practice is available online, or in hardcopy format (on request) from SafetyComms@dmirs.wa.gov.au.
This code has been developed with input from industry and other stakeholders and was open for public comment in 2016-2017. The department’s response to feedback can be viewed in Emergency preparedness for Western Australian mines – draft code of practice: Response to public comment.