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Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee

The committee advises the Minister on the safety and health of mineral mine and quarry workers by:

  • giving advice and making recommendations about promoting and protecting the safety and health of persons at mines and persons who may be affected by mining operations
  • periodically reviewing the effectiveness of the control of risk to any person from mining operations
  • recognising, establishing and publishing the mining competencies that are required to perform certain roles or tasks
  • developing a 5-year strategic plan for improving the safety and health of people at mines and people who may be affected by mining operations
  • identifying and prioritising critical risks to the safety and health of people at mines and people who may be affected by mining operations and providing advice to the mining industry about those risks
  • providing information to the Minister about the performance of the regulator.

Committee members

The committee members represent the Queensland Government, mine and quarry workers, and mine and quarry operators. Members are appointed for terms of up to 3 years by the Minister and there is no limit to the number of terms members can serve.

  • Kate du Preez, Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health, Chair
  • Hermann Fasching, Chief Inspector of Mines (Mineral Mines and Quarries), Resources Safety and Health Queensland
  • Stephen Carson, District workers' representative
  • Frederick (John) Hempseed, Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union
  • Gavin Lawrence, Australian Workers' Union
  • Katie Ormonde, Resources Safety and Health Queensland
  • Russel Wilson, Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia
  • Maryann Wipaki, Queensland Resources Council

Substitute members

  • Peter Ambrose, Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia
  • Simon Delander, Queensland Resources Council
  • Des Bouchardt, Australian Workers’ Union

Annual report

Publications

Contact

Contact the Commissioner

Phone: +61 7 3096 6528
Email: commissioner@rshq.qld.gov.au