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Safe Operating Grades for Mobile Equipment

What Mobile equipment manufacturers information on transmission and retarder performance is being misinterpreted as safe grades for use. This misinterpretation may result in mobile equipment being used on steeper grades than those in which the mobile equipment can safely stop, in... Read more


MDG 5002 Guideline for the Use of Remote Controlled Mining Equipment - Underground Mealliferous Mines

This purpose of this Guideline is to provide information to assist in the management of risks associated withthe use of remote controlled mining equipment in underground metalliferous operations. The scope of this guideline is limited to issues relating to work... Read more


MDG 5002 Guideline for the Use of Remote Controlled Mining Equipment - Underground Mealliferous Mines (part 2)

This purpose of this Guideline is to provide information to assist in the management of risks associated with the use of remote controlled mining equipment in underground metalliferous operations. The scope of this guideline is limited to issues relating to... Read more


MDG 5002 Guideline for the Use of Remote Controlled Mining Equipment - Underground Metalliferous Mines (Part 3)

This purpose of this Guideline is to provide information to assist in the management of risks associated with the use of remote controlled mining equipment in underground metalliferous operations. The scope of this guideline is limited to issues relating to... Read more


AS 3873-2001 Pressure Equipment - Operation and Maintenance

Regulation 6.26 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 (WA) state: (1)         An employer must ensure that —             (a)         gas cylinders comply with AS 2030; and             (b)         pressure equipment (other than gas cylinders) that is covered by AS... Read more


Reducing injury risks associated with underground coal mining equipment A handbook arising from ACARP Project C14016

What This handbook aims to collate this information in two parts. Part one draws on the information obtained to provide a snap shot of current best practice for the management of underground equipment injury risks. The focus of this section is... Read more


AS/NZS 1826(Int):2006 Electrical Equipment for Explosive Gas Atmospheres - Special protection - Type of protection 's'

The Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001 (Qld) states: explosion protection category Ex s means explosion protection category Ex s under AS 1826 ‘Electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres—Special protection—Type of protection s’, section 4.3 The standard referred to in the... Read more


AS/NZS 2381.1:2005 Electrical Equipment for Explosive Gas Atmospheres - Selection, Installation and Maintenance

Regulation 21 of the Mining and Quarrying Health and Safety Regulation 2001 (Qld) states: (1) A person must not carry out work on electrical equipment that has explosion-protection, unless the person has the competencies to carry out the work. (2) In... Read more


SB 95 Mobile equipment contact with overhead powerlines

Six reported incidents over the last twelve months have involved mine mobile equipment contacting energised overhead power line infrastructure. Fortunately, due to effective earth leakage protection and/or sensitive earth fault detection, these incidents only resulted in equipment damage and inconvenience... Read more


SB 48 Isolation Facilities For Equipment Operated By Electricity

Prior to the performance of any task on equipment operated by electricity or other associated equipment it is necessary to identify all of the harmful energy sources and effectively isolate each. Considering only electrical energy there are several risks which... Read more


Operator behaviour around remote control equipment

Since the introduction of remote control equipment into the mining industry, there have been numerous incidents putting persons at risk. Some accidents have resulted in serious injuries and a number of fatalities. Previous safety alerts provide particulars on several such... Read more


MDG 5001 Guidelines for the Design of Remote Controlled Mining Equipment

These guidelines have been prepared following the NSW Government’s commitment to implement the recommendations of the ‘Review of Mine Safety in NSW’ Report. The report identified concerns with the use of remote controlled equipment and recommended - "There be a... Read more


MSB No. 091 Use of wooden blocks to support earthmoving equipment

The inappropriate use of wooden blocks to chock and support earthmoving equipment off the ground creates a serious hazard for people working under or near heavy equipment. This situation has resulted in serious crush injuries and deaths in Australia when... Read more


MSB No. 072 Loss of control LME on gradients

What A number of significant incidents have occurred recently where the drivers of large mobile equipment have lost control of their equipment while driving up an incline. Why The main contributors to these accidents are operators negotiating the incline in to high a... Read more


Dangerous Goods Safety Guidance Note: Safety Equipment for Road Vehicles

This guidance note assists vehicle owners, prime contractors and drivers transporting dangerous goods on Western Australian roads to meet their obligations regarding the provision of safety equipment. When placard loads of dangerous goods are transported by road, certain personal protective equipment... Read more


AS/NZS 1200:2000 Pressure Equipment

Regulation 6.26 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 (WA) state: (1)        An employer must ensure that —              (a)         gas cylinders comply with AS 2030; and             (b)         pressure equipment (other than gas cylinders) that is covered by AS 1200 and... Read more


AS/NZS 3788:2006 Pressure Equipment - In-Service Inspection

Regulation 6.26 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 (WA) state: (1)        An employer must ensure that —             (a)         gas cylinders comply with AS 2030; and             (b)         pressure equipment (other than gas cylinders) that is covered by AS... 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


Handling earthmoving equipment tyres

The Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) released Safety Bulletin No. 89 on 13 November 2009 about a series of incidents involving earthmoving equipment tyres and the operation of tyre-handling machinery. There have been seven fatalities involving the... Read more


MSB No. 034 Retrofitting ROPS to mobile mine equipment - Reg 4.15

After 8 December 1997 all mobile equipment, referred to in Regulation 4.15 and operating in mines, must be fitted with  ROPS. In many cases this will mean that equipment will have had to be retrofitted with ROPS to comply with... Read more



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