Two new coal mine inspectors to hit the beat from Rocky
The health and safety protections of our coal mine workers will be further strengthened with two new mine inspectors hitting the beat from Rockhampton.
Appointment of these new two inspectors is about getting more mine inspectors in the regions to enhance worker safety.
Queensland has a proven world class coal industry which requires demand strong contemporary skills to work with industry and workers to enhance safety at our 65 coal mines.
The two new inspectors come with strong mining engineer credentials and 68 years combined experience in the Queensland and the global coal industry.
The safety and the health of our 70,000 resource workers is paramount and mine inspectors need to be in close proximity to where the mines are.
The majority of our mines inspectorate are based in our regions which offers industry and workers more efficient access to our inspectors.
Two more recruits will join the regional team of inspectors in the coming fortnight.
A new coal mines inspector will hit the beat in Mackay and new minerals and quarries inspector in Mount Isa.
The appointment of these four new inspectors will bring a combined 122 years’ mining experience, complemented with qualifications in mining, electrical and geotechnical engineering.
With these appointments it will bolster capacity to total of 46 inspectors across the state.
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Last updated 20 January 2020