One of the general functions of Coal Services in the Coal Industry Act 2001 (s. 10 (1) (i)) is “approving training schemes required for a safety management system under the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Act 2013”
The Government Gazette Number 89 (Friday 6 July 2007) “Coal Services Approval of Training Schemes for NSW Coal Mine Operator Health and Safety Management Systems” (Order 34) was issued to give operators of a coal operation direction on what is required in a training scheme for the health and safety management system. This is referred to as the coal operation’s Training and Competence Management Scheme (TCMS).Order 34 provides scope for Coal Services to issue ‘Guidelines’ on the required provisions to be included in a TCMS in order for it to be approved.This is referred to as the ‘Order 34 Guideline’.
The Order 34 Guideline is used as the basis for:
development of a TCMS by a coal operation
Services approval of a coal operation’s TCMS, and any revision to the TCMS –
this approval is based on meeting the requirements of the ‘Order 34 Guideline’
for audits conducted by officers of Coal Services of the TCMS and associated
training / competency systems and processes at coal operations.