Health and Safety at Work (Mining Operations and Quarrying Operations) Regulations 2016

Schedule 5 Injuries, illnesses, and incidents declared to be notifiable events under Act

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Any of the following that occurs at a mining operation:

Fire, ignition, explosion, or smoke
(1)

any outbreak of fire underground involving open flame:

(2)

the ignition underground of any gas or dust:

(3)

any accident where mine workers are required to evacuate a part or the whole of the underground parts of an underground mining operation or tunnelling operation because of smoke:

(4)

the outbreak of any fire on the surface that endangers mine workers on the surface or in the underground parts of the mining operation:

(5)

any fire on plant, including mobile plant, or in a building associated with mining or tunnelling activities:

(6)

in relation to a coal mining operation, the detection of any spontaneous combustion:

Ventilation and gas
(7)

any accident where mine workers are required to evacuate a part or the whole of the underground parts of a mining operation or tunnelling operation because of methane or any other gas:

(8)

any unplanned stoppage of the main fan in excess of 30 minutes:

(9)

any unplanned accumulation of methane or other gas requiring formal degassing operations:

(10)

the loss of consciousness of any mine worker, including as a result of asphyxia:

Outburst, inundation, or inrush
(11)

any violent outburst of coal, gas, or solid matter:

(12)

any windblast event capable of injuring or causing the death of any mine worker or damaging seals or stoppings:

(13)

any inundation or inrush of water or material that flows when wet:

(14)

any structural failure of a tip, pond, or dam resulting in unintended movement or release of material or fluids:

(15)

unintended holing into old workings in an underground mining operation or tunnelling operation:

Ground, geotechnical, and other structural failures
(16)

any failure of ground control that prevents persons from passing through the area or otherwise exposes them to danger:

(17)

any ground movement of a surface slope, face, bench, or haul road that has the potential to cause injury or death:

(18)

any movement of a surface slope or face that adversely affects any building, footpath, waterway, public utility, or other area of public access:

(19)

in relation to the surface of a mining operation, the structural failure of any gantry, storage bunker, tower, or other elevated structure:

Emergency, escape, and rescue
(20)

any initiation of the mine emergency plan other than during a planned exercise:

(21)

use of emergency escape equipment, including self-contained self-rescuers or other breathing apparatus, except during training:

(22)

failure in use or training of any emergency escape equipment or mines rescue breathing apparatus:

(23)

any emergency evacuation of a part or the whole of a mining operation:

(24)

the unplanned unavailability of 1 or more of the emergency escapeways from an underground mining operation or tunnelling operation:

(25)

any occasion when a mine worker or mine workers are trapped or unable to leave their place of work in a mining operation:

Vehicles and plant
(26)

any collision of mobile plant with other plant, including mobile plant, with a potential to cause serious injury:

(27)

any overturning of mobile plant, regardless of which part of the mobile plant is against the ground when it comes to rest:

(28)

any unintended movement or brake failure of mobile plant that could have caused serious injury:

(29)

any occasion on which mobile plant breaches a safety berm or windrow:

(30)

a failure of any part of a powered shaft winding system causing danger:

(31)

the sinking of any waterborne craft:

Shot-firing
(32)

any misfiring of a round of shots on a face:

(33)

any unplanned or premature ignition of a shot:

(34)

any accident where a person suffers injury or dies as a result of shot-firing:

(35)

any accident where material is projected beyond the declared danger zone or otherwise exposes any person to danger during blasting operations:

Electricity
(36)

unintended contact of any mobile plant with conductors, whether overhead or underground:

(37)

any occurrence of electrical arcing or electric shock:

(38)

any automatic isolation of electricity or shutdown of mobile plant under regulation 201:

Fatality
(39)

any fatality.

Compare: SR 2013/483 Schedule 8