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Important Information

Obtaining A Copy Of The Queensland Mining & Quarrying Act, Regulations, Guidelines And Standards

As a mining or quarry operator in Queensland, you must comply with mine safety and health legislation, including: Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999 and the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Regulation 2017; or Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 and the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2017

The Annual compliance plan for Queensland mineral and energy resources (2016-2017) (PDF, 146KB) details engagement and compliance activities that we plan to undertake in relation to relevant mineral and energy resources legislation. The activities have been developed and will be continually reviewed and amended to reflect emerging risks and operational priorities. 

This guide explains provides an overview of the legislation, standards and guidelines that relate to health and safety requirements for mining and quarrying operations in Queensland. It also provides an overview of bodies and individuals, such as the Mines Inspectorate, Board of Examiners and Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health, who work to ensure compliance of mining health and safety.

Queensland Recognized Standards,
Guidelines and Guidance Notes

The following recognised standards, guidelines and guidance notes relate to mining and quarrying activities in Queensland.

Recognised Standards (Coal Mines)

Section 72(1) of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 specifies that the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy may make recognised standards. Standards state ways of achieving an acceptable level of risk for people working in coal mines. Operators can manage the risk in a different way, but must be able to show that the method used is at least equivalent to the method in the recognised standard.

RS1

Underground electrical equipment and electrical installations (PDF, 192.9KB)

RS2

Control of risk management practices (PDF, 500.4KB)

RS3

Explosion protection of diesel engines (PDF, 183.1KB)

RS4

Underground electrical equipment and electrical installations (PDF, 192.9KB)

RS5

Quality of incombustible dust, sampling and analysis of roadway dust in underground coal mines (PDF, 530.6KB)

RS6

Inspections for underground coal mines (PDF, 491.2KB)

RS7

Criteria for the assessment of drugs in coal mines (PDF, 519.4KB)

RS8

Conduct of mine emergency exercises (PDF, 644.4KB)

RS9

Monitoring of sealed areas (PDF, 502.8KB)

RS10

Mine surveying and drafting (PDF, 595.8KB)

RS11

Training in coal mines (PDF, 603.4KB)

RS12

Place change mining operations in underground coal mines (PDF, 748.1KB)

RS13

Tyre, wheel and rim management (PDF, 1.7MB)

RS14

Monitoring respirable dust in coal mines (PDF, 615.6KB)

RS15

Underground respirable dust control (PDF, 2.3MB)

RS16

Use and control of polymeric chemicals at underground coal mines (PDF, 334.9KB)

RS17

Hazardous chemicals (PDF, 2.7MB)

RS18

Management of heat in underground coal mines (PDF, 492.8KB)

RS19

Design and construction of mine roads (PDF, 926.1KB)

RS20

Dust control in surface mines (PDF, 2.3MB)

Guidelines (Mineral Mines and Quarries)

Section 63(1) of the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999 specifies that the Minister may make guidelines. Guidelines provide ways of achieving an acceptable standard of risk for people working in mineral mines and quarries. Operators can manage the risk in a different way, but must be able to show that the method used is at least equivalent to the method in the guideline.

Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material in Metalliferous Mines

QGL01

Guideline for management of naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) in metalliferous mines, Version 1 July 2014 (PDF, 562KB)

Respirable Crystalline Silica in Mineral Mines and Quarries

QGL02

Guideline for management of respirable crystalline silica in Queensland mineral mines and quarries, Version 2 May 2018 (PDF, 498KB)

Supporting documents for QGL02:

Health surveillance forms as per Appendix 8:

Health surveillance (respiratory) assessment questionnaire (DOCX, 360KB)

Health surveillance (respiratory) assessment report (DOCX, 342KB)

Health surveillance (respiratory) assessment questionnaire (DOCX, 360KB)

Available occupational hygiene consultancies:

Health surveillance (respiratory) assessment questionnaire (DOCX, 360KB)

Sampling data submissions template and guides:

Mineral mines and quarries (MMQ) occupational hygiene data template (XLSX, 112KB)

MMQ how to guide for reporting occupational hygiene data (PDF, 691KB)

MMQ reporting classes (PDF, 366KB)

Guidance for hazardous chemical

QGL03 Guideline for hazardous chemicals (PDF, 2.7MB)

Guidance Notes

Guidance notes are issued to help operators meet their safety and health obligations.

Mineral Mines and Quarries

QGN

Mineral exploration safety guidance note (PDF, 1.5MB)

QGN22

Mineral exploration safety guidance note (PDF, 1.5MB)

QGL02

Mineral exploration safety guidance note (PDF, 1.5MB)

QGN

Mineral exploration safety guidance note (PDF, 1.5MB)

QGN22

Mineral exploration safety guidance note (PDF, 1.5MB)

QGL02

Mineral exploration safety guidance note (PDF, 1.5MB)

QGN

Mineral exploration safety guidance note (PDF, 1.5MB)

QGN22

Mineral exploration safety guidance note (PDF, 1.5MB)

QGL02

Mineral exploration safety guidance note (PDF, 1.5MB)

The Mining Courses That will Take You Further

Online Enrolment

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