The Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) legislation exam for Statutory Supervisor assesses knowledge and ability to navigate and source information from the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022 (WHS Regulations) and the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act).
Participants will be provided with hard copies of the WHS Act and WHS Regulations as these documents can be marked up and used during the open book exam.
- Explanation of the exam process.
- Overview of the Mines Statutory Positions Portal (MSPP).
- Outline of the 3 pools of question types- mandatory questions, general questions and role-specific questions
- Explanation of what to do and what to bring on the day of your exam
- Marking up your hard copy of the WHS Act and WHS Regulations to take to the exam
- Overview of the types of questions – single answer, multiple choice and filling in missing answers and how to answer each type correctly
- Understand the time allocation for questions and how to monitor the time you are taking to complete the exam
- Requesting a reasonable adjustment
Understanding the WHS Act
- Legal framework
- How to read the Act, understanding section numbers etc
- Key terminology: PCBU, Worker, Officer
- Duties of PCBUs, Workers and Officers
- Test for “reasonably practicable”
- What is “due diligence”?
- Functions and powers of HSRs
- Requirements for consultation
- Powers and functions of the Regulator
Understand the WHS Regulations
- Understanding the components of a MSMS (Mines Safety Management System)
- Hazard and risk management
- Statutory positions – SSE etc.
- Role of Statutory Supervisors under legislation
- Noise management (Code of practice: managing hearing loss and noise at work)
Putting it all together
- Online practice exam questions