More Injuries in Australia's Mining Industry due to insufficient Training

The Northern Star reports that, according to a mine safety report of the Queensland Department of Mines, more injuries of mine workers occurred in the 2011-12 financial year compared to the year before. The increase of injuries and incidents can be traced back to poor and rushed trainings.

Training firms cashing in on demand for mining jobs may be putting workers' lives at risk by cutting corners when awarding qualifications.

Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health Stewart Bell told APN workers needed to be thoroughly trained and properly mentored before heading to sites.

Mr Bell said he had dealt with registered training organisations – or RTOs – after they were suspected of providing poor training.