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Safe design of buildings and structures- Code of practice

The code provides guidance on meeting the requirements in the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 and Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 relating to the design of buildings and structures for use at mining operations. Anyone involved in the design... Read more


Ergonomics: A checklist for evaluating cab design of construction equipment

This article introduces a one-page checklist for evaluating cab design of construction equipment. The cab design evaluation checklist was developed, pilot-tested, and used to measure several characteristics of cab design. A case study is presented in which overall cab design... Read more


Back Injury Control Measures for Manual Lifting and Seat Design

Development of more efficient supply-handling systems, innovative approaches to supply-handling problems, and proper design of manual lifting tasks can greatly reduce the risk of back pain, as can attention to proper design of seating. Engineering controls that emphasize workstation and... Read more


Ergonomic Principles For The Design of Underground Locomotives

Underground investigations of a wide cross section of locomotives have revealed a number of limitations in ergonomic aspects of their design which could influence both the safety and efficiency of the operation. This handbook is intended to provide designers of... Read more


Ergonomic Design Handbook for Continuous-Miners

This handbook provides ergonomic information which can be used to eliminate or reduce the design and operational limitations in Continuous-Miners. ... Read more


Safe design of buildings and structures - Code of Practice

The code provides guidance on meeting the requirements in the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 and Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 relating to the design of buildings and structures for use at mining operations. Anyone involved in the design... Read more


AS 1562.3-2006 Design and Installation of Sheet Roof and Wall Cladding

Under Regulation 422 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 (WA): The principal employer at, and the manager of, a mine must ensure that construction work at the mine is carried out in accordance with the applicable Australian Standards. This Standard is... Read more


Registration of Plant Design

Guidance Note 06 The purpose of this guidance note is to provide practical and general guidance to colliery holders, coal operators, and manufacturers and designers of plant used in coal workplaces on: (a) requirements for design registration of certain plant with... Read more


Model Code of Practice - Safe Design of Structures

This model Code of Practice has been developed to provide practical guidance to persons conducting a business or undertaking who design structures that will be used, or could reasonably be expected to be used, as a workplace. This includes architects, building... Read more


Seating Design Principles

Many factors combine to make it difficult to design a suitable seat for underground mobile applications. These include height limitations due to seam thickness, fore-aft and lateral space limitations due to the small size of the operators compartments, and the... Read more


Underground Workstation Design Principles

Machine designers call any location on a mining machine where one or more operators routinely control machine functions a workstation. Some types of mining machines, such as roof bolters, can have multiple workstations.
The environment poses many challenges for the designers... Read more


MDG 39 Handbook for Approval Assessment of Transport Braking Systems on Free-Steered Vehicles in Underground Coal Mines

This handbook outlines requirements for design, installation, testing and maintenance of braking systems fitted to free-steered vehicles in underground coal mines. It aims to minimise risk of injury to all mine workers by providing an assessment document to assist persons... Read more


AS 4240.1:2009 Remote Control Systems for Mining Equipment

This Standard specifies requirements for the design, construction, testing, installation, commissioning and modification of remote control systems for mining equipment and machinery. It also recommends safeguarding practices and the provision for training of personnel associated with the operation and... Read more


MDG 36 Design Guidelines for the Construction of Fuel Containers for use in Underground Coal Mines

A guideline for the design and construction of diesel fuel containers in underground coal mines in New South Wales. Includes physical details, construction methods, filling and dispensing means and signage requirements. Note that the requirements for fixed fuel installations are... Read more


MDG 2 Design Guidelines for the Construction of Locomotives

This guideline identifies the aspects of locomotive design assessed prior to approval for use in New South Wales coal mines. The necessary controls, brakes, operational environments, labelling and ergonomics of locomotives (both diesel and electric) are addressed along with the... Read more


MDG 4 Design Guidelines for Manually Operated Conveyor Belts Tensioning Mechanism for Use in Coal Mines

A guideline for the design of a safe manual tensioning mechanism for conveyors used in NSW coal mines. Such a device requires the device to be easily operated by one person and prevented from spinning uncontrollably. ... Read more


Ergonomic Design Handbook for Shearers

The information in this report is structured so that it can be used when designing new shearers or when assessing prototypes. If modifications are being planned on existing plant, or an existing machine is to be evaluated, then the designer... Read more


MDG 7 Design Guidelines for the Construction of Fixed Bulk Distillate Installations Underground in Coal Mines

Provide guidelines intended to help designers of bulk distillate installations, where supply is by pipeline, by indicating those parameters which will be considered in an approval assessment. ... Read more


MDG 33 Guideline for Design, Commissioning and Maintenance of Drum Winders Part 1 of 2

A guideline for the design and commissioning of drum winders at underground coal mines in New South Wales. Sections are included on ropes, braking systems, mechanical devices, drift haulages, shaft winders, and shaft sinking winders. Chapters on commissioning and testing... Read more


MDG 31 Design Guidelines for the Construction of Feeder Breakers

A guideline for manufacturers of feeder breakers to be used at underground coal mines in NSW. Aspects of feeder breaker design relating to safety are addressed including controls, brakes, hydraulic systems, towing procedures, signage and lighting, and noise and dust... Read more


Printed: 21 November, 2017.


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