1 Why do safety and health, in the same people can enter and exit Want to know more? way they would notify an owner safely, particularly in an employers provide of problems if they were leasing a emergency For information on safety and accommodation ? domestic property. health in the mining industry, t here is an emergency look at the Resources Safety Many mine sites in Western Australia are located in remote Why does the Act evacuation plan and residents website at are familiar with it areas a long way from townsites. now control mine site ResourcesSafety Because of the distance involved accommodation ?
2 There are adequate facilities The Mines Safety and Inspection for showering, handwashing Act 1994 and Mines Safety and and the amount of time that The change to the Mines and laundering, along with an MINES SAFETY AND INSPECTION ACT Safety and Inspection Act 1994. Inspection Regulations 1995. would be spent in travelling adequate number of toilets WHAT EMPLOYEES AND employers to and from work, mine site was brought about because are available from the State Law NEED TO KNOW employers may have to provide workers in the past have not clean, cool drinking water Publisher's website at is available at a location their workers with somewhere had protection if provided with Employer-provided to live.
3 Unsafe accommodation in remote separate from the toilet area The information in this brochure areas where no alternative was is intended as a general guide accommodation While employees have a duty of care to ensure their available. cooking and refrigeration facilities are adequate and only. The relevant Acts and safe to use regulations should be consulted own safety and health at the What are the employer's for detailed information, premises, the employer providing accommodation for workers must obligations? the building is regularly or contact your regional cleaned inspectorate.
4 Maintain the premises so the employers providing residential occupants are not exposed to accommodation need to ensure if appropriate, hygienic areas This brochure is produced by: hazards. that: are provided for preparing and eating meals Resources Safety This obligation under the Mines the building is in good repair Department of Mines and Safety and Inspection Act 1994 and separated from noise, sleeping furniture and fittings Petroleum applies in relation to premises heat, dirt and atmospheric are structurally sound and 100 Plain Street where the residence is owned contaminants well maintained EAST PERTH WA 6004.
5 Or controlled by the employer, is occupants are protected from the building is adequately Telephone: +61 8 9358 8002. outside the metropolitan area or extremes of heat and cold secured to protect the NRS: 13 36 77. a gazetted townsite, and workers occupants and their there is adequate ventilation Facsimile: +61 8 9358 8000. must live there because no other belongings and lighting. Email: ResourcesSafety accommodation is reasonably electrical outlets are safe to available in the area. use and protected by residual The obligation does not apply current devices where ResourcesSafety where there is a tenancy appropriate agreement or lease-like For publication orders arrangement.
6 In these cases, the hard-wired smoke alarms are installed where practicable Telephone: +61 8 9358 8154. Residential Tenancies Act 1987. Email: usually applies. precautions are in place to au Workers living in employer- prevent fires, and portable fire extinguishers are This publication is available on provided accommodation should provided and regularly request in other formats for treat it with the same level of care maintained people with special needs. that they would use in their own homes. At the same time, they Revised and reissued July 2011. buildings in cyclonic areas should bring to their employer's RSDJul11_204.
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