Mine health & safety (MHS) act

Course description

The course offers an overview of the Mine Health and Safety Act (MHSA), including the latest amendments and its implications for safety, health and the environment in a mine.

Summative Assessment

  • Written assessment to be done at the end of the course.

Course outline

  • Introduction to the MHSA, common law and legislation
  • Criminal and civil liability
  • Duties of employers regarding health, safety and environmental (HSE) issues in a mining environment. The role of the MHSA in the broader responsibilities for HSE
  • Aims and objectives of the MHSA
  • Legal duties and responsibilities of the employee
  • Implications of manufacturer’s duties in accordance with the MHSA
  • Types of incidents that must be reported in terms of the MHSA and regulations, and the other steps taken regarding incidents