The law requires that specified high risk plant must be registered. This includes registering the design of the plant and also the individual plant items.
The types of plant that require registration are grouped into general industry plant or mining specific plant.
General industry plant
General industry plant is plant used generally in any industry, including the mining industry, and must be registered with SafeWork NSW. For more information see our general industry plant page.
Mining specific plant
Mining specific plant is only used in the mining industry. All mining specific plant must be registered by the NSW Resources Regulator.
There are two types of plant registration:
- Design registration - applies to all items manufactured to the same design
- Item registration - is the registration of each piece of plant
Note: The application for item registration must be made by the person in control of the plant.
Mining-specific plant requiring design and item registration are specified in clause 177 of the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2014.
Design registration of mining specific plant
Braking systems on plant used in underground transport | Underground coal
Application form (DOCX, 89.67 KB)
Related documents: Design order (PDF, 175.81 KB) | MDG39 (PDF, 214.38 KB) / MDG39 (Amendment) (PDF, 133.65 KB)
Gas monitors** | Underground coal
Application form (DOCX, 90.81 KB)
Related documents: Design order (PDF, 245.49 KB) | Fact Sheet - Gas detector design order (PDF, 249.13 KB)
Breathing apparatus | Underground coal
Application form (DOCX, 88.08 KB)
Related documents: Design order (PDF, 1019.95 KB) | Fact Sheet - Maintenance, examination, and testing of in-service breathing apparatus to assist escape (including self-rescuers (PDF, 277.99 KB)) | TRG Escape breathing apparatus for underground mining applications (PDF, 671.99 KB)
Detonators | Underground coal
Application form (DOCX, 88.25 KB)
Related documents: Design order (PDF, 658.92 KB) | Testing memorandum No.13 - Conditions of test and approval of electric detonators (PDF, 71.32 KB)
Winding systems (other than person-riding hoists) | Underground coal
Application form (DOCX, 90.25 KB)
Related documents: Design order (PDF, 179.59 KB) | Fact Sheet - New powered winding systems design order (PDF, 218.14 KB) | See Technical reference guide - Powered winding systems (Parts 1-5)
Person-riding hoists (winding systems) | Small gemstone mines
Application form (DOCX, 86.52 KB)
Related documents: Design order (PDF, 333.02 KB) | Fact Sheet - Item and design registration of person-riding hoists for small gemstone and opal mines (PDF, 200.13 KB) | MDG 42.1 (PDF, 1.01 MB) | MDG42.2 (PDF, 222.07 KB)
* Means conveyor belting material, not the conveyor system.
** Includes underground applications under the Work Health & Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014.
On 1 February 2020 amendments to the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014 commenced. The changes mean that item of plant registrations will now be issued for 5 years.
Item registration is required for the mining specific plant outlined below.
Application for a renewal of an item of plant registration must occur prior to the expiry date listed on the registration document. Use the:
- Renewal form (specific to each item) - if there are no changes to your item registration
- Amendment form - if you need to make any changes to your item registration
Item registration of mining specific plant
Schedule of fees
An application for a licence under Part 9, or a plant design or item of plant registration specified in clause 177 of the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Regulation 2014, must be accompanied by a fee. The fees applicable are set out in the schedule available below: