The NSW, Australia, Regulator issued a report that highlighted a range of deficiencies in the approaches being taken by operating mines to the prevention and management of diesel particulates in underground workings. The full report is available from their site on this link.

Some of the key points which emerged from the inspections were:

  • Controls identified as required in risk assessments not appearing in management plans and day-to-day processes
  • Conflict between requirements in different site management plans and processes
  • Workers were not adequately trained in the requirements of DPM processes with operational, maintenance and technical workers not clear on the identified site requirements
  • Key controls, such as limiting the numbers of vehicles in operating sections were not being effectively monitored or audited
  • Identification and management of critical controls was variable and poorly understood by workers with responsibilities under these controls.

Additional findings and good practice recommendations are presented in the report.

NSW Regulator DPM Management Findings


Last Updated: 12/03/2020 07:45:09pm