Developing safety management systems and hazard management systems for mines

Safety management systems are vital for high risk industries like mining. Building a safety management system (SMS) should involve owners and workers at all levels – it’s important that the SMS is actually used and not simply filled out and filed away.

We have produced guidance on developing safety management systems and hazard management systems.

While this guidance has not been updated to reflect current work health and safety legislation (the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and regulations), it may still contain relevant information and practices to keep workers and others healthy and safe.

Please read this guidance in conjunction with all relevant industry standards that apply to you as a PCBU. This guidance will be progressively reviewed and either updated, replaced with other guidance, or revoked.

A guide to developing safety management systems for the extractives industry 

This guide is intended to help a small operation prepare a Safety Management System (SMS) for their business.

A guide to developing safety management systems for the extractives industry (PDF 986 KB)

Guidance for a hazard management system for mines

A hazard management system is a big part of the overall safety management system. This guides provides details of a hazard management system for the principal hazards experienced in underground mines.

Guidance for a hazard management system for mines (PDF 792 KB)

Hazard management system for mining operations

A hazard management system is how you identify and control hazards in your workplace. This guide describes how a hazard management system is developed as part of the mining operation’s overall health and safety management system.

A hazard management system for mining operations