Wilkinson Fatality Review and Minister’s Message on Mine Safety
Noetic Group was engaged by NSW Department of Trade and Investment to examine four fatal incidents which occurred in 2013/2014 in the New South Wales mining industry. The review was undertaken by Peter Wilkinson, General Manager of Risk at the Noetic Group, and the following report was presented to the Mine Safety Advisory Council.
Noetic made three recommendations:
Recommendation 1: MSAC should consider how information on the implementation of risk controls for significant risks could be routinely collected, analyzed and used to support a data-led accident prevention strategy.
Recommendation 2: Drawing on the discipline of Human Factors, including human and organizational factors expertise, identify the reasons which make it more likely risk controls will be successfully and reliably implemented.
Recommendation 3: Consider if the regulator should explicitly focus on critical controls for significant risks as part of an incident prevention strategy.
Please click the following links for details:
Wilkinson Fatality Review
MSAC Fatality Review Report 2013-2014
Minister’s Message on Mine Safety
Mining safety under review after deaths from known risks (The Australian, published 28 May 2015)