Opal Mining Safety Workshop

The Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014 was amended on 13 April 2018 to set out safety training requirements for opal mine holders and operators. Safety training is facilitated by the NSW Resources Regulator and covers a range of safety matters specific to opal mining.

If you will be nominated as a Mine Operator for a mineral claim you must have completed this workshop, as per Clause 7B of the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014.

See the NSW Resources Regulator fact sheet on safety training requirements for operators of opal mines.

The workshop generally covers safety issues including:

  • Mine establishment
  • Roof failure
  • Types of roof support
  • Legislation
  • Mine environment
  • Electrical installations
  • Ventilation of mines
  • Hazard identification
  • Risk management

For more information about the Opal Mining Safety workshop dates, location and enrolment go to the NSW Resources Regulator’s website.

For general course enquires contact:

Environmental Awareness Course

Before being able to hold a mineral claim in Opal Prospecting Area 4 or on the property 'Wyoming', the Environmental Awareness Course must also be completed in addition to the Opal Mining Safety workshop.

The course gives an overview on how to minimise damage to the environment whilst conducting exploration and mining activities, and covers many issues including:

  • Impacts on flora and fauna
  • Prevention of soil erosion
  • Subsidence impacts
  • Mullock management
  • Aboriginal or historic sites
  • Puddling operations

For more information about the Environmental Awareness Course workshop dates, location and enrolment go to the NSW Resources Regulator’s website.

For general course enquires contact:

  • Ph: 1300 814 609
For further information
Lightning Ridge Office
Phone:
+61 (0)2 6820 5200
Fax:
+61 (0)2 6829 0825
lightningridge.office@planning.nsw.gov.au
Postal:
NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Division of Resources and Geoscience, PO Box 314 Lightning Ridge NSW 2834
Office:
Lot 60 Morilla Street Lightning Ridge NSW 2834 Map