This page provides information about our completed audits and our audits in-progress. For completed audits, the Ministry’s Response and Action Plan are also provided.
Audit of Code Requirements for Tailings Storage Facilities
- Terms of Reference – March 2020 (PDF, 200KB)
- Final Audit Report – April 2021 (PDF, 6MB)
- Ministry Response – June 2021 (PDF, 161KB)
- Ministry Action Plan – June 2021 (PDF, 204KB)
This audit examined the 2016 revisions to the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in B.C. pertaining to tailings storage facilities. The report covers multiple topics, including consistency of the revisions with their stated goals, other jurisdictions and regulations and industry best practice; the clarity and enforceability of the revisions; and the Ministry’s compliance verification and enforcement activities. The audit includes seven recommendations to the Ministry for continuous improvement of the regulatory framework relating to tailings storage facilities.
Audit of Mobile Equipment Cab Safety
This audit evaluates whether the Ministry’s regulatory requirements and associated Ministry actions, specific to access/egress and alternate escape, drowning hazards, and operator training and awareness, are protecting workers in mobile equipment cabs at mines from undue risk to their health and safety.