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Being a Statutory Supervisor in Australia – What You Need To Know


The mining sector continually evolves, with changing legislations and increased safety standards. To adapt to these changes, supervisors in the mining industry need to be equipped with the latest knowledge and training. 

The Work Health Safety Act (2020) and the Work Health Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022 mandate a Mine Safety Management System (MSMS). This includes defining roles like the Statutory Supervisor. According to WHS (Mines) regulations, areas such as 

  • Laboratories
  • Processing plants 
  • Quarries
  • Workshops  

require a Statutory Supervisor. They ensure health and safety during mining operations. Learn more from the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety website.


Understanding the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act is essential for any mining supervisor. The WHS Act introduces various responsibilities that supervisors must adhere to, ensuring a safe working environment for all.

Coupled with the nuances of risk management, our course equips supervisors with the skills to identify, evaluate, and mitigate risks in the mining environment.

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To be qualified as a statutory supervisor at a mine, an individual must:

  • Have at least 2 years of experience as a supervisor or worker in an operation or industry similar to the mine’s focus.
  • Complete an approved WHS risk management course for statutory supervisors.
  • Clear the relevant legislation examination for statutory supervisors.
  • Mastery of risk management techniques.
  • Leadership skills to guide and motivate teams.
  • Communication strategies for clear and effective dialogues in the mining environment.
  • Have a strong understanding of mining equipment and methods.

Our Statutory Supervisor Training is offered in Perth, conducted by experienced industry professionals. Each course consists of a Theoretical Assessment and a Practical Assessment of which you will acquire the Units of Competency for the following:

A course that merges the implementation and monitoring of WHS policies, procedures, and programs with the art of contributing to WHS risk management

An all-encompassing journey that not only teaches you about WHS policies and risk management but also equips you with leadership skills to spearhead WHS risk management processes.

If you’re seeking a career in work, health and safety (WHS), or looking for more information on where to complete your training, our team at Saferight is here to help. For more information, send us a message through our contact form or phone us on 1800 352 335 today!

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