Profession mine health and safety engineer
Mine health and safety engineers develop and implement systems and procedures to prevent employee injury and sickness, improve mine working conditions, reduce health and safety risks and prevent damage to equipment and property.
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Solid earth, rock types, structures and the processes by which they are altered.
- Mine safety legislation
The laws, regulations and codes of practice relevant to safety in mining operations.
Understand the principles of electricity and electrical power circuits, as well as the associated risks.
- Prepare technical reports
Prepare technical reports that describe results and processes of scientific or technical research, or assess its progress. These reports help researchers to keep up to date with recent findings.
- Prevent health and safety problems
Identify safety and health issues and come up with solutions to prevent accidents.
- Investigate mine accidents
Conduct investigation of mining accidents; identify unsafe working conditions and develop measures for improvement.
- Supervise staff
Oversee the selection, training, performance and motivation of staff.
- Maintain records of mining operations
Maintain records of mine production and development performance, including performance of machinery.
- Use a computer
Utilise computer equipment or digital devices to facilitate quality control, data management, and communication. Follow instructions given by a computer programme, create computer files or documents.
- Address problems critically
Identify the strengths and weaknesses of various abstract, rational concepts, such as issues, opinions, and approaches related to a specific problematic situation in order to formulate solutions and alternative methods of tackling the situation.
- Develop health and safety strategies in mining
Develop strategies and procedures to manage health and safety in mining. Make sure procedures conform with national law as a minimum.
- Ensure compliance with safety legislation
Implement safety programmes to comply with national laws and legislation. Ensure that equipment and processes are compliant with safety regulations.
- Train employees in mine safety
Organise mine safety training sessions for workers, supervisors and management.
- Manage emergency procedures
React quickly in case of emergency and set planned emergency procedures in motion.