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1 Please read this before using presentation This presentation is based on content presented at the Exploration Safety Roadshow held in July 2013It is made available for non-commercial use (e.g. toolbox meetings, OHS discussions) subject to the condition that the PowerPoint file is not altered without permission from Resources SafetySupporting resources, such as brochures and posters, are available from Resources SafetyFor resources, information or clarification, please contact:or visit
2 High risk workWhat do you need to know about high risk work on exploration sites?
3 What do you need to know about high risk work? Licences are required for all high risk work (HRW) conducted on mine sites including explorationHRW is any work conducted within the scope of a high risk licence, based on the National Standard, including:crane and hoist operations including vehicle loading cranesrigging work (dogging; basic, intermediate, advanced rigging)forklift operationsThe current National Standard for licensing workers performing high risk work should be read in conjunction with the:Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 r. 6.1(1) and schedule 6.3Links to the National Standard and applicable legislation are available on the Resources Safety website
4 What legislation covers HRW licensing? Mine Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995Reg. 6.37(1)(a) A person must not do high risk work of a particular class at a mine unless the person holds a high risk work licence for that class of workHigh risk work and high risk work licences have the meaning given in the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 regulation 6.1Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996Reg. 6.1 (1) refers to a list of classes and descriptions of high risk work in Schedule 6.3 of OSHR 1996Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations r. 6.37(6) “high risk work and high risk work licence have the meaning given in the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations r. 6.1”.A current list of high risk work classes can be found in the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations r. 6.1 (1) and the descriptions of high risk work in Schedule 6.3.
5 What are the 29 licence classes? Basic scaffolding (SB)Intermediate scaffolding (SI)Advanced scaffolding (SA)Basic rigging (RB)Portal boom crane (CP)Boom-type elevating work platform (WP)Intermediate rigging (RI)Bridge and gantry crane (CB)Personnel and materials hoist (HP)Advanced rigging (RA)Vehicle-loading crane (CV)Vehicle-mounted concrete-placing boom (PB)Dogging (DG)Non-slewing mobile crane (CN)Slewing mobile crane up to 20T (C2)Forklift truck (LF)Order-picking forklift truck (LO)Slewing mobile crane up to 60T (C6)Materials hoist (HM)Self-erecting tower crane (CS)Slewing mobile crane up to 100T (C1)Tower crane (CT)Basic boiler operation (BB)Slewing mobile crane over 100T (CO)Derrick crane (CD)Intermediate boiler operation (BI)Reciprocating steam engine operation (ES)Turbine operation (TO)Advanced boiler operation (BA)29 licence classes are covered by the National Standard for persons performing high risk work.The classes that are most common on mining and exploration sites are:Rigging (RB, RI or RA)Dogging (DG)Forklift truck (LF)Non-slewing mobile crane (CN)Vehicle loading cranes (CV)However other licenses may be required for the type of high risk work undertaken (see descriptions of high risk work in Schedule 6.3 of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations)
6 What does regulation 4.13 cover? Workers are required to be assessed as competent before commencing taskUnless in training and supervisedSupervisors must be aware of the competencies of their workers before assigning tasksEmployers have a duty to ensure employees have had the training requiredMines Safety and Inspection Regulations r. 4.13: Induction and training of employees1. Each responsible person at a mine must ensure that every employee is — a) given adequate instruction and training in safety procedures and systems of work and in the tasks required of the employee;b) assessed before commencing work at the mine to ensure that the employee is competent to perform the tasks he or she will be assigned and to operate any plant and equipment the employee will be required to operate; andc) retrained and reassessed whenever systems of work or plant and equipment are changed, or new systems of work or plant and equipment are introduced.2. Each responsible person at a mine must ensure that — a) a record is made of any instruction, training, retraining, assessment or reassessment given as required under this regulation; andb) the record is kept for a minimum of 2 years after it is made.
7 What is verification of competency (VOC)? VOC assessments are how industry compensated for the ‘ease’ of acquiring a HRW licenseVOCs ensure operators are suitably trained and confirms their ability to conduct the work safely for each individual plantEstablish a VOC system forEmployeesContractorsSpecialists using site equipmentSpecialists using their own equipmentCompetency is an important part of any job and even more so for high-risk work, requiring specific skills and knowledge to reduce the risk of incident or injury.Employees must be assessed as competent before commencing work at site – except when the employee is in training and supervised.Examples of incorrect assessment include:assessed as competent to operate cranes when assessment was done with an elevated work platform (EWP).assessed by ticking a checklist without any real assessment of competency.The competency training and assessment process should be clearly documented.VOC should cover the site rules and specific site hazards.Documented training and assessment system may differ for different situations, e.g. Specialist attends a site with their own equipment to do a task they have the skills and knowledge to perform.The important thing is to develop a safe system of work which can encompass all situations.
8 What licence for multi-tool carriers or telehandlers? Operator competency and high risk work licence requirements vary depending on the attachment/configurationDuty of care – information, instruction training and supervisionReg. 4.13Duty of CareThe person who employs operators of multipurpose machines, or has control of the workplace where multipurpose machines are operated, has duties under the Mines Safety and Inspection Act.“These duties include providing information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure the operators can perform their work in such a manner that they are not exposed to hazards.To fulfil this obligation an appropriate risk assessment must be done to determine the additional information, instruction, training and supervision on the various attachment(s) fitted to any multipurpose machines which must be provided to the operator. This must occur even though the operator may be the holder of a relevant class of license for high risk work” (WorkSafe WA).More information at:
9 What licence for forklifts? Forklift (LF) – covers the operation of a powered industrial truck equipped with a mast and an elevating load carriage to which is attached a pair of fork arms or other attachmentJust because an employee has a high risk licence does not mean they are able to operate on equipment covered by the licence on site.For example, if an employee obtained a forklift truck (LF) high risk work licence for a small warehouse forklift, inside a warehouse on a concrete floor; they would be required to verify their competence on site when using a different type of forklift, e.g. larger forklift, different model; or under different situations, e.g. uneven dirt ground.
11 What about dogging and rigging? Dogging work – applying slinging techniques for the purpose of lifting a load, including selecting the method of the lift and inspecting lifting gear or directing the operator of a crane or hoist in the movement of a load.Classes (DG, RB, RI, RA)Dogging (DG) – slinging techniques including inspection of gear, directing crane, selecting method, unloading drill rodsRigging Basic (RB) – steel erection, static linesRigging Intermediate (RI) – tilt up, dual lifts, demolitionRigging Advanced (RA) – fabricated hung scaffoldDefinition of dogging workApplying slinging techniques for the purpose of lifting a load, including selecting the method of the lift and inspecting lifting gear, or directing the operator of a crane or hoist in the movement of a load.Definition of rigging workMoving, placing or securing a load (such as plant, equipment or members of a building or structure) using mechanical load shifting equipment but does not include operation of the mechanical load shifting equipment, orerecting or dismantling cranes or hoists.
12 Can I conduct dogging activities? If the task you are doing whilst working with a vehicle mounted crane (CV) falls under the definition of dogging (see below), then you also require a dogging (DG) or rigging (RB, RI or RA) licence.Definition of dogging workApplying slinging techniques for the purpose of lifting a load, including selecting the method of the lift and inspecting lifting gear, or directing the operator of a crane or hoist in the movement of a load.
13 What licence for truck-mounted cranes (HIAB)? Vehicle loading crane (CV) – covers the operation of a crane with a capacity of 10 metre tonnes or more, mounted on a vehicle to move a load onto or from the vehicler (metres reach) x L (tonne Load) = metre tonnes so 2m x 5.5t = 11 metre tonnesthen CV requiredCentre line of rotationrLExampleThis crane can lift a maximum load (L) of 5.5 tonne, with the hook at a reach (r) of 2 metres, the product r (metres) x L (tonne) Therefore, 2 (r) x 5.5 (L) = 11 metre tonnesIt is important to note, this is worked out using the capability of the vehicle loading crane not the current lift at the time (Work out what it is capable of).
14 Want to know more? Contact WorkSafe WA for all HRWL enquiries Visit to download forms and for more information
15 Ensure you receive your renewal notice! Over half of HRW licence holders do not have their current address registered with WorkSafeThe first high risk work licenses issued are coming up to their mandatory 5 year renewal.If you have changed your address since obtaining a high risk work licence and not informed WorkSafe, you will not receive a renewal notification.Change of address forms can be downloaded from the WorkSafe website.
16 What’s happening at your site? What type of high risk work occurs at your sites?Who on site assesses the licence requirements for these activities?How is competency assessed?What would you like to know about HRW?