Two coal mine inspectors have started work to ensure health and safety across mines and quarries near Rockhampton.
They are backed with mining engineer credentials and 68 years of combined experience in Queensland and the global coal industry.
Rockhampton is a region where industry and workers can have more efficient access to the inspectors, according to Queensland’s Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME).
“The safety and the health of our 70,000 resource workers is paramount and mine inspectors need to be in close proximity to where the mines are,” it stated.
A coal mines inspector will join the team of inspectors in Mackay and a minerals and quarries inspector in Mount Isa in the coming fortnight.
The latest appointments will bolster capacity to 46 inspectors across the state.
“Queensland has a proven world class coal industry which requires demand strong contemporary skills to work with industry and workers to enhance safety at our 65 coal mines,” Queensland’s DNRME stated.