The implementation of a scheduled and targeted assessment program for mines and petroleum sites is a crucial element in mine safety's implementation of the Department's Incident prevention strategy [PDF, 681.05 KB]. Safety assessment programs focus on assessing mine operator's control of critical risks and evaluate the effectiveness of control measures in the operator’s safety management system (SMS). The assessment typically involves sampling specific elements of the safety management system, rather than a holistic, audit-based approach.

Download the Targeted assessment program (TAP) overview [PDF, 185.39 KB] factsheet for more information on the program.

Fact sheets

Targeted assessment program (TAP) factsheets are available to industry and the general public. Each factsheet contains information on the issue, mine operator's obligations, elimination and control, and further reading. Read about: