The ‘G3’ course is designed for those people working in the Resources and Infrastructure Industry in roles such as Safety Managers; Site Safety Representatives, Open Cut Examiners; Site Senior Executives; or members of Management Teams. It is also suited to other people already working within the resources industry who wish to further their knowledge of, and who would benefit from a solid understanding of WHS Management Systems in their current roles, for example: Department Managers, Superintendents, Engineers, Geologists, Project Managers and Health & Safety personnel.
As of the 30th June 2011 the Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee determined that all persons appointed as a site senior executive (SSE) under the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 are required to demonstrate to the Board of Examiners their knowledge of the current Queensland coal mining legislation by undertaking a written examination (“the SSE examination”) before appointment to the role in accordance with section 54(1) of the Act.
In addition they must possess a qualification in risk management in either:
- RIIRIS601D, commonly known as ‘G3’ AND RIIWHS601D, commonly known as ‘G7’
- MINE7033 or
Holding a Notice from the Board of Examiners of compliance with this requirement is a prerequisite to taking up duties as an SSE. This includes ‘acting’ as a SSE.
Also as of the 30th June 2011 all persons appointed to a SSE role must either:
- Hold a Notice from the Board of Examiners that they have successfully demonstrated to the Board their knowledge of Queensland coal mining legislation by undertaking a written examination on the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 and the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001 (“the current legislation”); or
- Hold a Notice from the Board of Examiners that they are exempt from sitting the SSE examination.
For further details from the Department of Natural Resources and Mines see: