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Targeted assessment report: Explosion suppression underground coal

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The Resources Regulator has published a consolidated targeted assessment report summarising the findings of assessments undertaken in relation to the risk of coal dust explosion in underground coal mines.

These assessments commenced in October 2016, and to date have been completed at 16 mines. The targeted assessment is an in-depth look at the control measures for coal dust explosion and their implementation.

The assessments are undertaken by a multi-disciplined team of Mine Safety inspectors using both desktop and on-site assessment. The findings of the assessments are grouped into those that are specific to the hazard of coal dust explosion, and those that could be generally applied to all aspects of critical control measure implementation.

All safety assessment programs can be downloaded from the department’s website.

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