Jim has over 20 years of underground mining experience working at operator, supervisor and management levels within the industry. He was a Safety Loss Control Manager with a large NSW mining company for five years. For three years he worked as a Senior Consultant in Risk Management and OHS at ALARA/MineRisk.
In 1997 he started his own company specialising in Occupational Health and Safety and Risk Management.
He has conducted many successful Risk Assessments and Systems Safety Accident Investigations along with Hazard Awareness and Accident Investigation training programs in both the coal and metalliferous mining industries in NSW, Queensland, Tasmania and WA.
- Unit - MNCG1001A (G1) - Apply risk management processes (formerly MNC.G1.A - Develop and implement risk control processes) Coal Training Package MNC04
- Unit – MNCG1002A(G2) - Implement and apply risk management processes (formerly MNC.G2.A Facilitate the risk management process) - Coal Training Package MNC04
- Unit - MNMMMG516A(G2) – Facilitate the Risk Management Process - Metalliferous Mining Package MNM05
- Unit - MNQGEN500A(G2) – Implement and maintain management plans to control risk - Extractive Mining Package MNQ03
- Unit - MNCG1008A - Conduct safety and health investigations (Accident investigation and reporting) - Coal Training Package MNC04
- Unit - MNQGEN300A – Conduct safety and health investigations (Accident Investigation and reporting) Extractive Industry Package MNQ03
- Unit - MNMG325A – Conduct safety and health investigations (Accident Investigation and reporting) Metalliferous Mining Package MNM05
- STAR Check
OHS Risk Management
- OHS Risk Assessments and reviews facilitation
- OHS Management Systems auditing
- Employee on-site mentoring
- Accident and incident investigations
- Bachelor in Occupational Health and Safety, University of Newcastle (2000)
- Certificate IV Workplace Training & Assessing Category II (2000)
- Third Class Certificate of Competency in Mining
- Mines Rescue Certificate
- Certified Practising Risk Manager (CPRM) - RMIA
Did you know?
From 1 July 2007 all contractors in NSW are required by law to have a Contractor Safety and Health Management program. It will also be a requirement from all of the major mining companies that contractors health and safety programs meet an acceptable standard.
As a result of this the Jim Knowles Group and Mine Resilience Australia P/L have developed the content th May of a on-line training course with the support of the NSW Minerals Council, Coal Services Health and Safety Trust, Australian Institute of Quarrying Education Foundation and the University of Newcastle.
Major mining companies in Australia including Centennial, Xstrata, Anglo, BHP, Hansons and Rocla have given their support to this project.
Updated 29th May 2009