Terms of referencel

The Mine Safety Advisory Council was established to foster an industry with safety as a core value and to provide advice to the Minister for Resources and Energy on strategic safety and health matters in the mining industry.

Terms of reference:

  • To establish strategic safety and health direction and goals
  • To analyse and review the safety performance of the industry and to provide information to stakeholders so that safety performance is improved
  • To provide leadership to the mining industry to develop safe and healthy workplaces within a framework which:
    • encourages innovative and safe technology and processes
    • sets the strategic direction for the industry in developing competent people
    • advances a legislative framework which leads to safe mining practice
  • To encourage a move towards cross-industry and national standards
  • To interact with the safety advisory committees to enable them to lead their industry sectors, and to inform the work of the council