What is the CCIM?
The Conference of Chief Inspectors of Mines (CCIM) is an independently constituted body drawing its members from the various mines inspectorates of Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
The Chief Inspectors of Mines are the most senior technical officers with regulatory responsibility and accountability for mining operations in these jurisdictions.
The role of the CCIM is to provide high level technical advice to governments and to take the lead to improve safety and health outcomes for a sustainable Australasian mining industry. Read the CCIM vision and mission.
The CCIM meets on an annual basis and ongoing issues are dealt with out-of-session. The CCIM Chair rotates annually among member jurisdictions. The Commonwealth, through Geoscience Australia, provides administrative and secretariat support.
The CCIM's primary task is facilitating in the development and implementation of a more consistent nationwide approach to mine safety and health. CCIM members contribute to the National Mine Safety Framework (NMSF) through their representation on the NMSF Steering Group and their active participation in the working parties for the seven strategies. The CCIM will play a major role in the implementation of the NMSF.
The link below will take you to a more detailed discussion of the Ministerial Council on Mineral and Petroleum Resources' (MCMPR) National Mine Safety Framework and the steps leading to its implementation.
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