Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: We are currently updating information following recent Queensland and Australian Government announcements. Find assistance and support for coronavirus affected businesses and industries.

Meeting your safety and health obligations during COVID-19 emergency

During the COVID-19 emergency, we will be maintaining core safety and health services for the resources sector, including:

  • work site inspections
  • accident and incident investigations
  • processing of security clearances, licences and permits.

We will take a risk-based and considered approach to issues as they arise, and our compliance program will take into account the COVID-19 situation and public health advice from government.

Refer to the guidance note explaining the principles we will apply when determining whether or not to take compliance or enforcement action during the COVID-19 emergency.

Coal Mine Workers' Health Scheme

We recommend that you consider Queensland Health's advice when scheduling health assessments.

Operators and employers should assess the risk in consultation with their appointed medical advisers and make necessary adjustments. For example, a worker with a health condition due for evaluation could be moved from a safety critical role until a health assessment can be undertaken.

We recognise this may result in the delay of assessments contrary to the requirements of the Coal Mine Workers' Health Scheme. All parties should take a reasonable and risk-based approach to this matter during these extraordinary circumstances. Any delayed assessments must be conducted as soon as reasonably practicable.

Board of Examiners' exams

Due to social distancing measures, the scheduled law exam dates and venues are now subject to change.

Contact the Board of Examiners Secretary regarding dates to sit written exams.

Email: DNRMEBOESecretary@dnrme.qld.gov.au.

Contact us

If, due to the impacts of COVID-19, you are unable to meet your regulatory obligations (e.g. training, exposure monitoring), contact either the Explosives Inspectorate, Mines Inspectorate, or Petroleum and Gas Inspectorate for advice.

Contact

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business support: 1300 654 687

General enquiries: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)