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 regulation 11 of the Health and Safety in Employment (Mining Administration) Regulations 1996.
Regulation 11 provides for managers of underground coal mines to hold certain certificates of competence. The amendments remove references to a certificate of competence as a coal mine deputy. This means that a manager of an operation in which an underground coal mine is worked by not more than 15 people underground at any one time must hold either a certificate of competence as a first-class coal mine manager or a certificate of competence as a coal mine underviewer.
Date of notification in Gazette: 16 December 2010.
These regulations are administered by the Department of Labour.