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Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 – 27 September 2016

Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001 – 27 September 2016

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If there is an unacceptable level of risk at a coal mine, persons are to be evacuated to a safe location and action is to be taken to reduce the risk to an acceptable level.

  • Section 31

A coal mine worker is to comply with the safety and health management system for a mine.

  • Section 39

A corporation may apply to the government for a grant of accreditation to provide mines rescue services.

  • Sections 227, 232, 233

Except in designated areas, a person must not consume alcohol at a coal mine. In addition, a person must not enter a mine if under the influence of alcohol.

  • Regulations 39, 40

The operators of an underground mine are to carry out stimulated incidents to familiarise coal mine workers with escape routes.

  • Regulation 169

A person must not enter an underground mine after it has been sealed.

  • Regulation 330

Matches or any device that can cause a spark or flame cannot be taken into a mine.

  • Regulation 367
Reason for law

To protect the safety and health of persons at coal mines and persons who may be affected by coal mining operations. (Section 6)

Relevant links

Mining safety and health [Queensland Government]

Coal mining safety and health advisory committee

Board of examiners

Hazards database


Regulations 39 and 40 could also include a prohibition against drugs.

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