Engineering and technical services
Electrical engineering safety
Electrical engineering safety relates to the prevention of electric shock and burns, electrical arcing, fires caused by the malfunction of electrical equipment, injury and death from electrically powered and electrically controlled equipment, and the use of electrical technology to provide safe-guards and monitoring against non-electrical hazards.
Mechanical engineering safety
Mechanical engineering safety encompasses the minimisation of risk to the health and safety of people from plant and structures over their lifecycle.
Mining engineering safety
Mining engineering safety is concerned with the safe, and sustainable recovery of mineral resources. Mining engineering safety is integrated with both electrical and mechanical engineering safety for overall mine safety.
Mine Safety Technology Centre
Specialist technical services are provided at the new Mine Safety Technology Centre at Thornton. The MSTC is staffed by specialised mine safety scientists and engineers, providing testing and research projects, as well as training. The main areas of work at this facility comprise analytical services, occupational hygiene, equipment certification and intrinsic safety evaluations on electrical equipment used in underground mining. Mobile gas analysis laboratories also operate from the centre.
Subsidence engineering safety
NSW DPI's mine subsidence management aims to produce outcomes that are consistent with the community and government expectations for responsible mining, optimal resource recovery and effective land use and surface environmental management.