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MDG 25 Safe Cutting and Welding in Mines Awareness training course from SGS – gain the knowledge and skills to effectively reduce risks when cutting and welding in mines.

Metal Worker Cutting a Metal Object

MDG 25 Safe Cutting and Welding in Mines Awareness Training minimises the risks to health and safety when cutting and welding activities are being carried out at a mine site or in product processing plants.

What will you learn?

On completion of this training course, you will have an understanding of:

  • Safe use and handling of oxygen fuel equipment
  • Safe cylinder storage, transport and handling
  • Electrical welding safety
  • Power tool and grinder safety
  • Identification of risk and hazards
  • How to complete a Hot Work Permit

Course Content

  • Compliance documentation
  • Welding Management Plan (WMP)
  • Hazard identification, risk assessment and risk controls
  • Fire and explosion
  • Hazardous areas, wet areas and confined spaces
  • Welding underground in coal mines
  • The welding environment
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Equipment inspections, storage, transportation and handling


You must have language, literacy and numeracy skills at the level required to read, complete, interpret and communicate workplace documentation relevant to the training.

If you have language, literacy or numeracy difficulties or other special needs, please inform our training support staff prior to enrolling so they can speak with you about our available support services.

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for anyone involved with the operation, supervision or inspection of cutting and welding in mines.

Course Information

Course duration: 1 day
Delivery methodology: face to face


Participants who successfully complete both the written and practical course requirements will be issued a Certificate of Attendance and wallet card for the MDG 25 Safe Cutting and Welding in Mines Awareness Training.


Each mine site may have its own refresher period requirements. Please check with the mine site where you will be working.

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