Learning From Disasters

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Dates for next course:Dedicated events up to 15 people
Training Location:Dedicated event
Training Format:Workshop
Duration:1 Day
Course Fee:$3000

Course Introduction

Forsythes Training and ACIM Solutions have come together to deliver the Mandatory Resources Regulator ‘Learning from Disasters’ training package.

Learning from experience, preventing devastating reoccurrences and improving the health and safety of all those working in the mining industry is a profound way to acknowledge and recognise all those affected by mining incidents throughout history.

An interactive timeline of NSW mining disasters from the late 1800s has been developed to communicate lessons from past disasters and conserve knowledge within the NSW Resources Regulator and the mining industry. The timeline links to further information on a selection of these disasters, including reports of Royal Commissions and other inquiries, newspaper and journal articles, photographs and links to websites.


This course is designed for holders of practising certificates to satisfy their maintenance of competence conduction. This training is targeted to practising certificate holders for any class of mine to satisfy their maintenance of competence requirement (excluding holders restricted to a specific mine site). Note: Practising certificate holders may also choose to undertake seven hours of other formal learning on disasters to satisfy their maintenance of competence requirement.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you’ll have knowledge and practical skills in:

  • Recognise recurrent patterns of failure linked to significant work health safety incidents.
  • Understand how identifying and managing a principal hazard links to reducing risk.
  • Recognise the causal role of human and organisational factors and critical factors play in work health and safety incidents.
  • Build an understanding of roles, responsibilities and mechanisms that foster a safe work culture.
  • Identify contemporary risk factors and vulnerabilities in your organisational safety management systems.
  • Develop risk control options and strategies that best manage work, health and safety risks.

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