Safety First on mine sites

Safety First on mine sites

The safety of employees on Australian mine sites is a high priority. Mining companies and contractors working in Queensland mines need to focus on safety and adhere the correct safety guidelines at all times. A government report indicated there were 183 mining accidents on mine sites in Queensland in February alone.

An Industry Pathways spokeman gave us some insights as to why safety is high on the agenda for mining companies – and highlights the opportunities that exist for people looking to work in the resource sector in an OH&S capacity.

“There are real job prospects for people who hold similar roles in the civil or construction industry” an Industry Pathways spokesman said.

“With a Certificate IV in Occupational Health & Safety, this can create many opportunities for a well paying career in the mining industry.”


  1. David June 27, 2012 Reply

    I have done my Cert IV in Occupational Health &Safety and at present work at SkillsTech Australia. I am very interested in the mining sector and if you could give me any advice in possible opportunities that should arise. Regards David

  2. Mike Heffernan June 27, 2012 Reply

    I also have a B.Beh. Sc. (OHS) degree with prior experience in group facilitiation training but again …any use if I do not have the Cert IV in Training and Assessment

  3. Mike Heffernan June 27, 2012 Reply

    Does it matter where Cert IV OHS is done? Because my (soon to be former) employer sent me to a different training provider and I had no chioce in the matter. Also does experience in safety in government services ( community and services work ) have any relevance? Hard to know what is appropriate as most references made are to heavy industry licences and civil engineering work

    • pete June 27, 2012

      Hi Mike
      If you are looking to get a job in the mines then it would be more beneficial to do your certification with a mining related training company. because you already have it you should consider looking at another mining related course to give yourself some industry knowledge so you can align this with what you learnt in your course. Your experience in previous jobs is always relevant as you would have needed to follow OHS rules strictly and maintain propoer reporting. Good luck with it all
      Pete iMINCO
      RE: Cert IV OHS in mining

  4. Damie Fletcher June 27, 2012 Reply

    Its really good to see someone actively giving the community a broader idea of what it is the Mining Industry is looking for in potential employees.

    • Pete June 27, 2012

      Cheers Damien,
      Thanks for your comments and positive feedback, we do try to provide a good cross-section of news and information for everybody.

      iMINCO Mining Information

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