This two day safety awareness course has been combined with the mine operators’ workshop. It covers the knowledge and skills required to be a mine operator at an opal mine, including safety policy, hazard identification, maintenance, risk management, people management, emergency response plans and contractors.

Individuals wanting to apply for a mineral claim in the Lightning Ridge mineral claims district are required to complete this course as part of their application.

The cost of the workshop is $165.00 and includes a generic Mine Safety Management Plan (MSMP) that can be tailored to suit your operation, MSMP supplementary documents, log book, additional reference material and templates, a printed copy of the NSW opal and gemstone mining guide and morning tea and lunch on both days.

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Dates / times

Date: 31st Aug 2021 - 1st Sep 2021

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm each day


Lightning Ridge Bowling Club, 29 Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge


Phone: 1300 814 609