WA Resources Safety develops drilling safety draft code of practice
The Resources Safety unit within the WA Department of Mines and Petroleum is developing a draft code of practice to help identify hazards and risk factors associated with drilling operations.
The code of practice has been written to be used by anyone involved in drilling operations, from the driller’s offsider to the managing director, and addresses hazards associated with the drilling methods commonly used in remote exploration in the State.
Resources Safety is seeking public comment on the draft code of practice. The code has been developed with industry input from various sources.
When completed, the code of practice will be presented to the Mining Industry Advisory Committee (MIAC) for consideration. Once endorsed by MIAC, it will be submitted to the Minister for Mines and Petroleum for approval to publish.