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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 March 2014 It 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 Safety Supporting resources, such as brochures and posters, are available from Resources Safety For resources, information or clarification, please contact: or visit 1

2 What’s happening in exploration safety in WA? 2

3 Reform and Development at Resources Safety A commitment for the safety regulator to work with the sector to reduce serious accidents and incidents, and provide tangible support in achieving a positive cultural change. 3

4 What is Resources Safety’s role? Promote safety in the mining, dangerous goods and petroleum industries in Western Australia by: raising awareness seeking compliance using enforcement when necessary supporting positive cultural change. 4

5 What is Western Australia’s approach to mines safety? Risk-based approach that places the onus on operators to demonstrate: an understanding of the hazards and risks of their workplace they are operating as safely as possible. 5

6 Mining fatalities since August 2011 A worker was fatally injured: at an iron ore mine during crane operations in a workshop on 16 August 2011 at an iron ore mine was fatally injured whilst servicing plant on 14 August 2013 in an accident at a tailings dam on 4 December 2013 in an accident at a heavy equipment maintenance workshop on 29 December 2013 in an underground rockfall incident on 15 February 2014 Nearly 2 years fatality free 6

7 How much are you working? Million hours worked in exploration 7

8 What’s happening with disabling injuries? Number of disabling injuries per million hours worked 8

9 What’s happening with serious injuries? Number of serious injuries per million hours worked Closing the gap 9

10 DMP review of fatal accidents Identification of hazards and critical tasks Principal hazard management plans Written work procedures Involvement of workers Training processes – workers and supervisors Supervision to standards Site familiarisation and induction Adequate breaks during the shift 10

11 What is industry’s role? 11 SAFE EXPLORATION

12 12 Safety culture spectrum VulnerableRule followersRobustEnlightenedResilient In denial Messengers ‘shot’ Whistleblowers dismissed or discredited Protection of the powerful Information hoarded Responsibility shirked Failure punished or covered up New ideas crushed Deal ‘by the book’ Conform to rules Target = ‘zero’ Reactive Repair not reform Information neglected Responsibility compartmentalised New ideas = ‘problems’ Develop risk management capacity Enhance systems Improve suite of performance measures Develop action plans Monitor and review progress Clarify/refine objectives Active leadership Safety management plan widely known Competent people with experience Accountabilities understood Advanced performance measures Regular reviews Range of emergency responses catered for Strive for resilience of systems Reform rather than repair Responsibility shared Actively seek new ideas Messengers rewarded Proactive as well as reactive Failures prompt far- reaching inquiries Flexibility of operation Consistent mindset is ‘wariness’ ‘in disarray’ pathological ‘organised’ reactive ‘credible’ calculative ‘trusting’ proactive ‘disciplined’ generative SanctionDirectEncouragePartnerChampion SEE HANDOUT!

13 Inspections Investigations Audits Communication, consultation Risk management 13 Resilience Operational opportunities for cultural change

14 What is Western Australia’s approach to mines safety? Risk-based approach that places the onus on operators to demonstrate: an understanding of the hazards and risks of their workplace they are operating as safely as possible. 14

15 15 Mining

16 16 Mining What about exploration? ????


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