Compliance: It's more than following the rules! (infographic) (2.85 MB)

Exploring Compliance Behaviours and Effective Maintenance Practices - Conference Poster (0.65 MB)

Background and Research Aims

In an effort to reduce incidents, organisations often turn to using procedures, which are meant to describe the safest and most effective way to complete a task, and focus on ensuring that procedures are always followed.

However, over 10% of fatal accidents in WA mining occurred while correct procedures were being followed¹

This project investigates procedure compliance behaviours and the factors that impact on these behaviours. The project attempts to demonstrate how compliance behaviours are linked to safety and other performance outcomes.

Research project ongoing.

How is this Research Being Conducted?

Data is being collected from:

  • Interviews with representatives from a variety of mining maintainance roles;
  • Survey data collected from maintainers and supervisors/superintendents; and
  • Performance data from company records.


Prof. Mark Griffin
Prof. Gillian Yeo
Prof. Melinda Hodkiewicz
Dr. Lisette Kanse
Prof. Kathy Parkes
Ms. XiaoWen Hu (Ph.D Candidate)

Get Involved

If you would like to know more about this project, or get involved please contact Dr Lisette Kanse:

¹Department of Mines and Petroleum Western Australia, Investigation Services and Resources Safety Division (2014). Fatal accidents in the Western Australian mining industry 2000-2012: What lessons can we learn?