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2021 Safety Reset

Improving safety culture through better hazard and incident reporting

In his 2019 review of mining and quarrying fatalities, serious accidents and other incidents, Dr Sean Brady recommended industry adopt the characteristics of High-Reliability Organisations (HROs). These organisations have—among other things—a chronic sense of unease when operations appear to be running safely, as there may be underlying issues and problems not being detected, reported, or acted on.

In response to this recommendation and to build on the success of previous events in 2019, the Minister for Resources, Scott Stewart MP, called on the Queensland resources industry to hold a safety reset during August and September 2021.

Read the Minister's media statement:  No room for complacency when it comes to Queenslanders' safety.

This is the first time all resources industries will participate, in addition to mining and quarrying, including the petroleum, gas and explosives sectors.

The theme of the 2021 Safety Reset is "Chronic unease: Improving safety culture through better hazard and incident reporting".

Introduction to the 2021 Safety Reset

The 2021 Safety Reset was developed in consultation with stakeholders from across the Queensland resources sector, including operators, trade and industry associations, peak bodies and unions.

See the video introduction to this year's safety reset from Minister Scott Stewart MP.

More information

Please email safetyreset@rshq.qld.gov.au for more information on the 2021 Safety Reset.

Last updated: 07 Sep 2021