Chris has a Science Degree from UNSW and a Graduate Diploma in OHS from UTS Sydney. Chris has well over 20 years experience in mine safety areas including gas analysis and interpretation, and serving as a panel member on the Warden’s Inquiry into the explosion at the Moura No 2 Mine in Queensland.
He recently completed a long career with the NSW Government which included leading legislative review and development of the 1999 regulations under the CMRA, the passage of the Coal Mine Health and Safety Act 2002 and the Mine Health and Safety Act 2004 along with the development of the coal regulations to a point of final public review in 2006.
Chris has participated in a number of System Safety Accident Investigations, is Mines’ Rescue trained and holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (2006).
Development and delivery of workshop and training material on a range of OHS issues:
the legal framework and its relationship to system safety management;
human factors and their relationship to system safety management
Bachelor of Science in Pure and Applied Chemistry UNSW
Graduate Diploma in OHS UTS
OHS Auditor Training (Audit Services Int’l) 2001
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment 2006
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.