The Mine Health and Safety Inspectorate was established in terms of the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act No. 29 of 1996), as amended. The aim is to execute the constitutional mandate of the Department of Mineral Resources to protect and safeguard the health and safety of mine employees and communities affected by mining operations.
The inspectorate is headed by the Chief Inspector of Mines, who is also the Chairperson of the Boards of the Mine Health and Safety Council and the Mining Qualifications Authority.
The Inspectorate has a head office component with ten regional offices located in the nine provinces of South Africa. Each regional office is headed by a Principal Inspector of Mines.
The regional offices and Principal Inspectors of Mines report to a Deputy Chief Inspector of Mines and these are divided as follows:
The Mine Health and Safety Inspectorate was established in terms of the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act No. 29 of 1996), as amended, to execute the statutory mandate of the Department of Mineral Resources to:
The Mine Health and Safety Inspectorate strives towards a safe and healthy South African mining industry. This is to be achieved by reducing mining-related deaths, injuries and ill-health in the mining sector through:
The Mine Health and Safety Inspectorate is responsible for:
I am looking for a list of the Codes of Practice. Where will I find it?
RESOURCE CENTRE - Mandatory codes of practice
I hope you can help me with a regional contact list of the different regions?
ABOUT THE MINE HEALTH AND SAFETY INSPECTORATE - Regional offices
Where do I find the Leon Commission Report?
RESOURCE CENTRE - 1995: Leon Commission of Inquiry
Who can assist me with verifying a Blasting Certificate for Scheduled Mines?
GOVERNMENT CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCY - For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I need a copy of the Mine Health and Safety Act. Where can I find it?
RESOURCE CENTRE - Mine Health and Safety Act and its regulations
Would you be so kind as to please show me in the right process to apply for Mine Managers’ examination?
GOVERNMENT CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCY - Mine Managers’ certificate of competency
Where do I find mine safety statistics?
MINE ACCIDENTS AND DISASTERS - Quarterly mine accident statistics
Please send me the COPs for occupational medicine.
RESOURCE CENTRE - Guidelines for the mandatory Codes of Practice: Occupational Medicine (DMR 16/3/2/3-range)
How do I lodge a section 20 appeal?
MEDICAL APPEALS - How do I lodge a section 20 appeal with the Medical Inspector?
Where do I find annual reports for the Inspectorate?
RESOURCE CENTRE - Mine Health and Safety Inspectorate Annual Reports
For more information, contact us at email@example.com