Much ado about nothing? Section 44 of the WA Mines Safety & Inspection Act

Much ado about nothing? Section 44 of the WA Mines Safety & Inspection Act

Article by Greg Smith first published HERE

For a long time now I have been concerned about how section 44 of the Mines Safety & Inspection Act is marketed to the WA mining industry as an important part of supervisors’ obligations.

Section 44 is, for the most part, an administrative provision that does not create any additional legal liability for people who are “appointed” under the section.

A significant amount of supervisor training is done in the name of section 44, much of which is misleading about both the nature of the section, and supervisor obligations.

Set out below is a short, 6 minute video that explains my concerns and the operation of section 44. if you prefer, you can access a short article HERE.

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