Health and Safety in Employment (Mining Administration) Amendment Regulations 2003

2003/258

Health and Safety in Employment (Mining Administration) Amendment Regulations 2003


Note

These regulations are administered in the Department of Labour.


Pursuant to section 21 of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

1 Title
2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

3 Other employees required to hold certificates
  • Regulation 15 of the principal regulations is amended by omitting the words a mine shot-firer, a mine surveyor, a quarry shot-firer, a tunnel shot-firer,, and substituting the words a mine surveyor,.

4 Certificates of competence
  • Regulation 16 of the principal regulations is amended by revoking paragraphs (n), (p), and (q).

5 Schedule 1 amended
  • The Schedule 1 of the principal regulations is amended by omitting the item relating to Mine shot-firer, quarry shot-firer, tunnel shot-firer.

Diane Morcom,

for Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, amend the Health and Safety in Employment (Mining Administration) Regulations 1996 by revoking the provisions relating to shot-firers.

As a result of the coming into force of the Hazardous Substances (Fireworks, Safety Ammunition, and Other Explosives Transfer) Regulations 2003 (SR 2003/176), handlers of explosives must now comply with the requirements imposed by regulations made under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996. Consequently, any regulations made under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 that impose certification requirements on handlers of explosives are no longer necessary.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 18 September 2003.


  • 1 SR 1996/220