The Resources Safety and Health Queensland Act 2020 (RSHQ Act) was passed by parliament on 17 March 2020, establishing an independent statutory body named Resources Safety and Health Queensland (RSHQ). The independent regulator became effective from 1 July 2020, with the vision: Zero Serious Harm.
Mineral Mining Competencies
Queensland mining staff in statutory positions need to show they have the appropriate skills and knowledge to perform their duties. There are clearly stated competencies required for mineral mining statutory positions and site senior executive notices issued by the Queensland Board of Examiners.
All SSEs (including those temporarily appointed) at a mineral mine or quarry employing more than 10 workers, must hold a Site Senior Executive Notice. The Board of Examiners (BOE) issues the notices, after a successful application is received. To ensure that your application is successful, you need to provide the following:
- A completed application from, witnessed by a Justice of the Peace (or similar)
- Certified copy of identification
- Certified copies of educational qualifications
- Certified copy of shot firer licence (or blasting qualifications) (if applicable)
- Completed work history* signed off by the SSE or similar position (not just job titles)
*Applicants who hold a IQA Certified Practising Quarry Manager (CPQM) certificate, may be exempt from providing a work history.
Mandatory Competencies - Queensland
The following is a breakdown of the requirements of all SSEs (including those temporarily appointed) at quarries mines employing more than 10 people: