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Record keeping

As well as the general record keeping requirements contained in the WHS legislation, there are specific requirements for mine operators.

Records of reviews of control measures in response to a notifiable incident must be kept (see Regulations 619-620).

All mine operators must keep a mine record which includes:

  • a record of any provisional improvement notices issued
  • a record of every incident notified to SafeWork SA
  • a summary of all records kept under Regulations 619-620
  • records of all communications between incoming and outgoing shifts as required by Regulation 630.

This mine record must be kept for seven years from the date the record was first made. It must be kept at the mine and be available for inspection either by our inspectors or a worker upon request.

All mine operators must keep records of training provided to workers and keep those records for as long as the worker remains engaged at the mine (see Chapter 10 regarding provision of training and instruction). They must also keep records of any health monitoring of workers (see Regulation 675P). Records of air monitoring must also be kept by all underground mine operators (see Regulation 651).