RSHQ established as a Statutory Body under the Resources Safety and Health Act 2020
On 1 July 2020, Resources Safety and Health Queensland (RSHQ) was established as a Statutory Body under the Resources Safety and Health Act 2020.
RSHQ comprises the former division of the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME) referred to as Resources Safety and Health which incorporates Simtars. Simtars will continue to trade as Safety in Mines Testing and Research Station (Simtars) under the new entity ABN of 49 809 734 894.
The establishment of RSHQ is the latest in a suite of sweeping mine safety and health reforms. Queensland’s 66,000 resources workers will have their own independent health and safety body. The state’s resources workers can now rely on an organisation with one job – keeping them safe at work.
As part of RSHQ, Simtars will continue to provide essential services and our priority remains the health and safety of our employees, customers and the resource sector through providing:
- emergency mine support services
- occupational hygiene monitoring and environmental monitoring
- laboratory and analytical services
- certification and calibration services
- safety and health training services
- testing and research services
- gas monitoring and analysis services.
Simtars will continue to fulfil its core industry service obligation to support the Regulator and Industry in providing emergency response capability and health and safety services.
To assist industry in navigating current and future safety and health needs Simtars will continue to offer the above noted services on a commercial basis.