Towards 2020 is the Department’s regulatory strategy covering all legislation administered by the Resources Safety Division.
It is the first of a series of high-level three-year rolling strategies to guide Resources Safety’s efforts to raise awareness and seek compliance in the Western Australian resources sector, going beyond the day-to-day inspectorate activities.
Resources Safety regulates through a balance of raising awareness and enforcement.
There are two main ways that Resources Safety interacts with industry to achieve compliance with the legislation.
Firstly, the safety regulator is tasked with raising awareness of safety and health matters. People need to be aware of their roles and responsibilities, and understand what they need to do to ensure that their workplace is safe.
Secondly, there is the traditional role of the inspectorate, which is to seek compliance with the legislation (e.g. auditing is a proactive tool) and enforce it when necessary.
For more information, visit the Towards 2020 home page.