You are here

OMS Guide

Developing an Operation, Maintenance and Surveillance Manual for Tailings and Water Management Facilities (the OMS Guide) is a companion to A Guide to the Management of Tailings Facilities (the Tailings Guide).

Like the Tailings Guide, the OMS Guide is designed to be a stand-alone document that can be applied by MAC members and non-MAC members alike, anywhere in the world. For MAC members applying Towards Sustainable Mining® (TSM®), the OMS Guide supports the TSM Tailings Management Protocol.

The OMS Guide provides guidance on preparing facility-specific manuals that outline procedures for the safe operation, maintenance and surveillance (OMS) of tailings and water management facilities. A site-specific OMS manual is an integral component of an overall tailings management system, helping companies to:

  • Protect employees, the environment and the public

  • Comply with government regulations and corporate policy

  • Demonstrate voluntary self-regulation and due diligence

  • Practise continual improvement
     


Developing an Operation, Maintenance and Surveillance Manual for Tailings and Water Management Facilities 


Revisions to the OMS Guide to incorporate recommendations from internal and external reviews of the tailings management component of TSM are in progress. The second edition of the OMS Guide will be available for download once complete.