Industry collaboration key to overcoming challenges of recognised standard 22
More than 120 Queensland coal mining industry stakeholders gathered together recently to share their experiences in responding to Recognised standard 22—Management structure for the development and implementation of the safety and health management system.
The forum was organised by the Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee after members received feedback that there was a need for clarification around the implementation of the recognised standard.
Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health and chair of the advisory committee Kate du Preez said the forum focussed on the good, the bad and the ugly of implementation and presenters provided practical and risk-based strategies for implementation.
“Recognised standard 22 requires site senior executives to develop a management structure for the development and implementation of the safety and health management system for their mine,” Kate said.
“They have an obligation to determine the competency requirements of positions delegated responsibility under the safety and health management system and to document those competencies in their management structure.”
Kate said the advisory committee firmly believes that the most effective way to overcome industry-wide issues and improve the safety culture is by openly sharing our experiences and learning from each other.
“The forum featured presenters and panel members from coal mining industry operators, as well as Resources Safety and Health Queensland and the Mining and Energy Union.
“This broad and enthusiastic participation shows that tripartite collaboration and the development of shared solutions is a key strength of our industry and the right solution for improving safety culture,” she said.
Kate thanked the presenters and organisations—Resources Safety and Health Queensland, Coronado Global Resources, Jarrah Corporate, Theiss, Glencore Coal Assets Ausrtalia, Peabody and Anglo American—who shared their knowledge and experience, as well as the attendees who contributed to the conversation, highlighting the benefits and some of the challenges that have been faced in the implementation.
The forum was held simultaneously in Brisbane and Emerald with more than 120 people attending across both locations.
Presentation slides from the forum are included below:
- Recognised standard for management structures to develop and implement a safety and health management system – Jacques le Roux and Kevin Poynter, Resources Safety and Health Queensland
- Recognised standard 22 journey – Tracey Hennig and Teale Hamilton, Coronado Global Resources
- A practicable risk-based approach to recognised standard 22 implementation and ongoing compliance – Anthony Beasley, Jarrah Corporate
- Lake Vermont recognised standard 22 discussion – Colin Mulligan, Theiss
- Recognised standard 22 Glencore Coal Assets Australia approach – Doug Kennedy, Glencore Coal Assets Australia
- Recognised standard 22 the good, bad and ugly – Shane Apps, Peabody
- Recognised standard 22 implementation – Tom Cobcroft, Anglo American
Last updated: 24 Nov 2023