Mine Safety Technology Centre

Specialist technical services are provided at the Mine Safety Technology Centre at Thornton.

The Mine Safety Technology Centre is staffed by specialised mine safety scientists and engineers, providing testing and research projects, as well as training. The role of the Mine Safety Technology Centre is pivotal in ensuring that the highest standards of mine safety are set and maintained for mines in NSW. The main areas of work at this facility comprise:

  • analytical services
  • occupational hygiene
  • equipment certification
  • intrinsic safety evaluations on electrical equipment used in underground mining.

Mobile gas analysis laboratories also operate from the centre, where they are well placed for any emergency call-out to mine sites. The mobile units are also used for the analysis of diesel engine emissions.

NATA accreditation

The Mine Safety Technology Centre (MSTC) has been accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA). The MSTC's accreditation is No. 2325 in the fields of chemical testing and performance and approvals testing.

For details on the MSTC's accreditation, click on the NATA link below and enter 2325 in the Accreditation No. box, then click Search.

Electrical testing, assessment and certification

MSTC tests electrical equipment,and provides test reports for compliance with national and/or international standards. It also provides independent certification of explosion protected electrical equipment.

Terms and conditions

All specialist technical services provided by the Mine Safety Technology Centre are subject to terms and conditions.

Further information

Mine Safety Technology Centre
PO Box 343
Hunter Regional Mail Centre NSW 2310

Phone: 02 4963 8700
Diesel testing: 02 4963 8725

Electrical testing assessment and certification