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.