Mining Audit Program

To encourage mining companies to follow effective health and safety practices, the QMA has set up a Mine Audit System. Companies can request an audit of their operations in six specific areas:

  • Emergency measures planning;
  • Compliance with workplace health and safety laws and regulations;
  • Emergency measures;
  • Prevention activities;
  • Ground control;
  • Occupational health and safety;
  • Mechanical and electrical maintenance.

After conducting a visit on the mine sites concerned, the auditors produce a report with recommendations for the site managers. The company then has 60 days to submit an action plan containing suitable corrective measures.