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AS 1228-2006 Pressure Equipment - Boilers

Regulation 6.33 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 (WA) states: A person who designs, manufactures, imports or supplies any classified plant for use at a mine must ensure that the plant is designed, constructed and tested in accordance... Read more


AS 1210-1997 Pressure Vessels

Regulation 6.33 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 (WA) states: A person who designs, manufactures, imports or supplies any classified plant for use at a mine must ensure that the plant is designed, constructed and tested in accordance... Read more


AS 1735.1-2003 Lifts, Escalators and Moving Walks

Regulation 6.33 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 (WA) states: A person who designs, manufactures, imports or supplies any classified plant for use at a mine must ensure that the plant is designed, constructed and tested in accordance... Read more


Articulated Dump Truck Roll Overs

What In recent months there have been a number of incidents where articulated all terrain dump trucks have rolled over. All were near misses without significant injuries to operators. Why Investigation has identified that the incidents are related to the articulated all terrain... Read more


SB 14 Failure Of "Cuttable" Rib Bolts

Experience has shown in several instances that the systematic application of "cuttable" bolts has failed to provide the intended support to the rib. In one recent case of serious injury, premature rib failure occurred while the operator was attempting to... Read more


Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 139

Two incidents occurred recently on underground mines where there was a loss of control of a service vehicle while travelling down the decline. In the first case, a loaded concrete agitator truck struck the sidewall a number of times after its... Read more


Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 138

Two mines in the Goldfields have recently had paste fill barricade failures. The first case was a paste fill barricade that failed during the flushing stage of tight filling a drive underground. In the second case, a stope was to be filled... Read more


Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 1

During routine maintenance of a conveyor belt gearbox a maintenance person attached a compressed air hose to the breather fitting of the gearbox to accelerate the draining of the oil out of the gearbox. After attaching the hose compressed air... Read more


Welding Around Borecole

A contractor was installing 6 meter lengths of steel borehole casing down a borehole from the surface for the purpose of injecting inert gas into the mine. The casing required welding at the joints. An under manager and a deputy... Read more


National Minerals Industry Safety and Health Risk Assessment Guideline

This guideline was commissioned by the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) in response to strong industry support for improvement in the quality of the risk assessment process. It was developed in collaboration with industry representatives and is intended to help... Read more


Electric Shock from Circuit Breaker

What An electrician received an electric shock when he made direct contact with the load side terminals of a moulded case circuit breaker. Why The circuit breaker had previously been dismantled to fit an internal accessory. The circuit breaker appears to have been... Read more


Seatbelts Must Be Worn

What A number of incidents where seatbelts were not worn have occurred that have resulted in serious consequences, including a workplace fatality. Why In all cases the injured people were not restrained within the operators or passengers compartments. Other factors contributing to operator/passenger... Read more


Jump Starting of Mobile Vehicles

What There have been several recent incidents at open-cut mines where trucks with flat batteries have required 'jump starting'. The practice has been to place another vehicle alongside and apply jumper leads to connect the two batteries. On two occasions, during... Read more


Excavator Damages Buried 11,000V Cable

What The bucket of an excavator made contact with a buried 11kV cable at a quarry as work was being performed to remove oil soaked ground in the laboratory area. Approximately 300mm of soil cover had been removed. The excavator operator... Read more


AS 3007.2-2004 Electrical Installations - Surface Mines and Associated Processing Plant

The Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2006 (NSW) and the Mining Health and Safety Regulation 2006 (NSW) state that: The operator of a mine must ensure that electrical installations at the mine comply with the requirements of  AS 3007 and... Read more


SB 81 Lessons of Mine Segregation Must be Applied

Inspections are revealing that a number of underground coal mines are not implementing legislative requirements for escapeways, nor are they maintaining escapeways as required by legislation. In some cases, these legislative requirements are not effectively integrated into the early stages of... Read more


SB 32 Fire And Explosion Risks On Hydraulic Excavators

The versatility and manoeuvrability of hydraulic excavators has made them indispensable to the mining industry and they are used in open cut mines throughout Australia. Fundamental to the design of these machines are the numerous hydraulic hoses, some of considerable... Read more


Mobile equipment contact with high-voltage overhead powerlines

The Western Australian Department of Mining and Petroleum released Safety Bulletin 85 on 4 June 2009 about mobile equipment contact with high-voltage overhead powerlines. In the current year, four cases have been reported to the Western Australian Department of Mining... Read more


Workboxes on industrial forklift trucks must comply with standards

There have been a number of recent serious incidents involving people falling from heights while working in workboxes that had been elevated on industrial forklift trucks. In one of these cases, the fall led to a fatality. ... Read more


Hazard of backfeed on some UPS units

A recent electric shock at a mine has highlighted the hazard of backfeed on some UPS (uninterruptable power supply) units. These apparatus provide emergency power to a load when the input mains power is interrupted or disconnected. However, in this... Read more



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