QUEENSLAND DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND ENERGY BOARD OF EXAMINERS FOR MINING STATUTORY CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCY Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001 Wri

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					QUEENSLAND DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND ENERGY BOARD OF EXAMINERS FOR MINING STATUTORY CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCY Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001

Written examination in mining law for OPEN CUT EXAMINER’S CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY OCE SAMPLE EXAM- 1
Time allowed: 3 hours Instructions: 1. There are 2 sections to this paper – Section 1 refers to the ACT (total 142 marks), and Section 2 refers to the REGULATION (total 136 marks). 2. This is a sample of the official exam. Please Note: In this paper “Act” means the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 and “Regulation” means the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001. Section 1 (Questions 1.1 to 1.36) covers the Act and Section 2 (Questions 2.1 to 2.31) covers the Regulation Each question has an allocated mark, which is notated with the question. Where a question is sectioned into more than one part, each part is worth equal value with the other parts. In Question 2.3 two extra marks are allocated for answering parts in the correct order.

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SECTION 1 These questions are to be answered in respect of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 Question Who does the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 apply to? 1.1 (Section 5)

4 marks

Question What are the objectives of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999? 1.2 (Section 6) 4 marks

Question What is the meaning of “Standard Operating Procedure”? 1.3 (Section 14)

2 marks

Question What is the meaning of “Serious Accident”? 1.4 (Section 16)

4 marks

Question What is the meaning of “High Potential Incident”? 1.5 (Section 17)

2 marks

Question What is the meaning of “Principal Hazard”? 1.6 (Section 20)

2 marks

Question What is a “Supervisor”? 1.7 (Section 26)

2 marks

Question What is an “acceptable level” of risk? 1.8 (Section 29)

4 marks

Question What should happen if the level of risk is unacceptable? 1.9 (Section 31)

5 marks

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Question Who have obligations for safety and health under the Act? 1.10 (Section 33)

10 marks

Question How can obligations be met if no regulation or recognised standard is made? 1.11 (Section 38) 3 marks

Question Under the Act, which person has the obligation to train workers so that they are 1.12 competent to perform their duties?
(Section 42e) 3 marks

Question Which persons have the obligation to ensure that the risk to workers at a mine is 1.13 at an acceptable level?
(Sections 39, 41, 42, 44, 45 & 46) 3 marks

Question Who has the obligation to inform other persons about information they need to 1.14 know to protect themselves from injury or illness?
(Section 39) 4 marks

Question What are the obligations of “erectors and installers of plant” at a mine? 1.15 (Section 45) 4 marks

Question What must the site senior executive be sure of before assigning the tasks of a 1.16 supervisor to a person?
(Section 56) 4 marks

Question When must the site senior executive appoint another competent person to 1.17 perform the duties of a person who is temporarily absent?
(Section 58) 4 marks

Question What is the meaning of a “Safety and Health Management System”? 1.18 (Section 62(1)(2))

4 marks

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Question List 5 matters required in a safety and health management system for it to be 1.19 adequate and effective in achieving an acceptable level of risk.
(Section 62) 5 marks

Question What must a Principal Hazard Management Plan do? (Section 63) 1.20

4 marks

Question What are the requirements for review of principal hazard management plans and standard operating procedures? 1.21
(Section 64) 4 marks

Question List 5 matters that the site senior executive must keep on plans at the mine. 1.22 (Section 67) 5 marks

Question List the 5 matters that must be kept in a mine record. 1.23 (Section 68)

5 marks

Question What is the function of the Advisory Council? 1.24 (Section 76)

4 marks

Question List 4 functions of a site safety and health representative. 1.25 (Section 99)

4 marks

Question List 5 matters that the site senior executive must tell the site safety and health 1.26 representative about.
(Section 106) 5 marks

Question List 2 actions a site safety and health representative must take in the event of 1.27 detecting that the safety and health management system is inadequate or ineffective?
(Section 99(5)(6)) 3 marks

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Question If an inspector or inspection officer stops the operation of plant or equipment 1.28 believing it likely to cause serious bodily injury, and confirmed the action in the mine record, what must the site senior executive ensure?
(Section 151) 4 marks

Question List 9 matters for which directives may be given by an inspector. 1.29 (Sections 164 - 172)

5 marks

Question To whom would an inspector issue a directive by notice, to reduce risks to an 1.30 acceptable level?
(Section 166) 4 marks

Question List 4 circumstances that would make a directive issued by an industry safety 1.31 and health representative cease to be effective.
(Section 174 a, e, f) 4 marks

Question List 4 instances where a site senior executive must immediately notify an inspector 1.32 and an industry safety and health representative.
(Section 198) 4 marks

Question What must the site senior executive do if there is a serious accident or high 1.33 potential incident?
(Section 201 a, b, c) 3 marks

Question List 4 activities that must occur before an accident site is interfered with. 1.34 (Section 201 (2) a, b, c) 4 marks

Question List 4 ways it is illegal for a person to attempt to influence a coal mine worker to 1.35 refuse to answer questions put by an inspector, inspection officer or industry safety and health representative.
(Section 268) 4 marks

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Question What rights does a coal mine worker have if he or she believes that there is 1.36 immediate personal danger?
(Section 274) 4 marks

SECTION 2 These questions are to be answered in respect of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001 Question List the basic elements a coal mine’s safety and health management system 2.1 must provide for.
(Section 6) 8 marks

Question In developing SOPs, what must the SSE have regard to when developing 2.2 controls for hazards?
(Section 10(3)) 3 marks

Question What is the requirement regarding access to SOPs at a mine? 2.3 (Section 11)

4 marks

Question Who must be included in the investigation of accidents or incidents for a 2.4 surface mine?
(Section 15) 4 marks

Question List 5 items the mine’s safety and health management system must provide 2.5 for in managing emergencies.
(Section 35) 5 marks

Question What 3 matters must a mine safety and health management system provide 2.6 for in relation to incidents and accidents?
(Section 15) 3 marks

Question What are the requirements for the assessment of visitors to a mine with 2.7 regard to their health?
(Section 36) 4 marks

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Question What must the safety and health management system provide for regarding 2.8 fire?
(Section 37) 4 marks

Question List 5 requirements to be included in the safety and health management 2.9 system regarding personal fatigue.
(Section 42 (2) (a)-(e)) 5 marks

Question List 3 things a mine safety and health management system must contain 2.10 regarding hazardous substances.
(Section 55) 3 marks

Question List 6 things the standard operating procedure must address when dealing 2.11 with hazardous substances.
(Section 56) 3 marks

Question What must a mine safety and health management system provide for 2.12 regarding fixed and mobile plant safety checks by a competent person?
(Section 71) 6 marks

Question What must be included in the SOP for checking mobile plant? 2.13 (Section 73)

4 marks

Question List 4 matters that the mine isolation, lockout and tagging procedures must 2.14 provide.
(Section 78 (1) 8 marks

Question List 5 matters which must be included in a mine’s training scheme. 2.15 (Section 82)

3 marks

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Question When can a coal mine worker work in respirable coal dust above 3mg/m3? 2.16 (Section 89(3)) 6 marks

Question Above what height must the mine’s safety and health management system 2.17 provide for minimising the risk of injury from falling?
(Section 92) 2 marks

Question What matters must be included in a mine’s SOP for checking and examining 2.18 work areas?
(Section 94) 6 marks

Question What are the requirements regarding an Open Cut Examiner when mining 2.19 activities are being carried out in or around the surface excavation?
(Section 104) 4 marks

Question What are an Open Cut Examiner’s main responsibilities and duties? 2.20 (Section 105)

4 marks

Question Where must an Open Cut Examiner conduct inspections? 2.21 (Section 106(1))

2 marks

Question When must these inspections be done? 2.22 (Section 106(2))

4 marks

Question What must the Open Cut Examiner do prior to carrying out an inspection? 2.23 (Section 106(3)) 4 marks

Question List 5 actions that an Open Cut Examiner must take if he decides an unsafe 2.24 thing at the mine causes an unacceptable level of risk?
(Section 107) 10 marks

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Question Who may give technical directions to an Open Cut Examiner? 2.25 (Section 109)

5 marks

Question List 6 mandatory standard operating procedures for the use of explosives. 2.26 (Section 116) 6 marks

Question What must the mine safety and health management system provide for with 2.27 regard to hazardous areas?
(Section 118) 3 marks

Question What is one of the main hazards that must be addressed by the Standard 2.28 Operating Procedure for operating and maintaining roads?
(Section 129) 2 marks

Question List 3 provisions which must be included in the Standard Operating 2.29 Procedure for dump trucks discharging loads.
(Section 133) 3 marks

Question List 3 provisions that must be contained in the Standard Operating Procedure 2.30 for operating equipment at the stockpile.
(Section 138) 3 marks

Question The mine’s safety and health management system must provide for 2.31 protecting persons from risk from flammable or toxic gas. List 5 provisions required by the Standard Operating Procedure.
(Section 142) 5 marks

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