Critical Resources Sector Employees (CRSE)
This content was last updated on 16 April 2020.
The following positions are recognised as a statutory critical resources sector employee (CRSE) under the Border restrictions Direction (No. 5).
|Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999|
|Site senior executive (SSE)||All coal mines|
|Open cut examiner (OCE)||Surface mines|
|Underground mine manager (UMM)||Underground mines|
|Ventilation officer (VO)||Underground mines|
|Explosion risk zone (ERZ) controller||Underground mines|
|Mechanical engineering manager (MEM)||Underground mines|
|Electrical engineering manager (EEM)||
Surface mines where electrical work is being carried out
|Underground fire officer||Requirement for emergency preparedness, underground mines|
|Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999|
|SSE||Mineral mines and quarries|
|Person to control electrical work||Mineral mines and quarries where electrical work is being, or is proposed to be, undertaken|
|Person to control winding operations||Applies only to winding operations where winder of at least 30kW capacity is used|
|Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004|
|Site safety manager||Operating plant|
Statutory position exemption letter
If your employee is recognised as a statutory critical resourced sector employee, please complete the CRSE statutory position exemption letter (DOCX 29 kB). This letter can be presented to border authorities when entering Queensland.
Application for Critical Resources Sector Employee Status
If your employee is not on the list of critical resources sector employees above, the operator of the mine or gas field may apply for a Critical resources sector employee exemption (DOCX 69 kB). Only applications from operators will be accepted. If you are a contractor or individual please contact the mine or field operator who will need to lodge the application on your behalf. The details of relevant employees (XLSX 12 kB) must be provided and attached to the application.
Read the guide for processing and preparing applications for more information.