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

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.

Text of section 44

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.

 

One thought on “Much ado about nothing? Section 44 of the WA Mines Safety & Inspection Act

  1. I do agree with all of the ideas you’ve offered in your post.

    They’re really convincing and can certainly
    work. Nonetheless, the posts are very short for beginners.
    May just you please lengthen them a little from subsequent
    time? Thanks for the post.

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