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Safeguarding of machinery and plant - Code of Practice

Inadequate guarding of all types of machinery and plant found in workplaces, such as augers, power take offs (PTOs) and food mixers, has led to serious injuries. This code of practice has been developed to help people meet their legal obligation... Read more


QGN02 Isolation Procedures for Protecting Persons Working on Plant at Metalliferous Mines and Quarries

This guidance note details the procedures to be taken by workers to prevent the unwanted start up, energisation, or release of energy whilst work is being undertaken on a plant. Detailed are procedures related to workers that are permitted to... Read more


Operation of Hydraulic Controlled Lighting Plants

What It was highlighted at an open cut mine that their hydraulic controlled lighting plants had the ability to slew over the top of the hydraulic control panel. Why This incident was caused by the ability to be able to slew the light... 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


Mobile plant - safety critical systems

This Safety Bulletin is specifically targeted at the extractive industry and is provided as a reminder to all mine operators to investigate the operation and maintenance of safety critical systems on mobile plant. Safety critical systems are critical to the... Read more


Model Code of Practice - Managing the Risks of Plant in the Workplace

This model Code of Practice has been developed to provide practical guidance for persons who conduct a business or undertaking and have management or control of plant in the workplace, as well as to persons who install and commission plant.... Read more


Moving Plant on Construction Sites

From 1 September 2008, the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment (Application to Mining Workplaces and Coal Workplaces) Regulation 2008 was put into place. This amendment regulation extended the application of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001 to include the... Read more


Plant Item Registration

 GNC-006 This guidance note has been issued by New South Wales Department of Primary Industry (NSW DPI) to assist industry in fulfilling its statutory obligations as outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001 as amended by the Occupational Health... Read more


Asbestos gaskets in imported plant

A Safety Alert has been issued by WorkSafe WA after items of plant were recently imported into Western Australia and found to contain bonded asbestos gaskets. The plant was imported from New Zealand and Thailand for installation at a major industrial... Read more


Safeguarding of machinery and plant- Code of practice

Inadequate guarding of all types of machinery and plant found in workplaces, such as augers, power take offs (PTOs) and food mixers, has led to serious injuries. This code of practice has been developed to help people meet their legal obligation... Read more


SCREENING PLANT FIRE

A major fire occurred in the Screen Plant building of a surface crushing and screening plant at a large metalliferous mine. Breakdown maintenance was being carried out on one of the primary screens in the Primary Screen Building by mine tradesmen,... Read more


Asbestos gaskets in imported plant

Items of plant were recently imported into Western Australia and found to contain bonded asbestos gaskets. The plant was imported from New Zealand and Thailand for installation at a major industrial site. Workers at the site were unaware that any... Read more


Case Study 10. Co-ordination with local emergency services simulation and review: Umicore's Olen plant

Umicores written corporate policy for emergency preparedness and response. The Olen plant Seveso Safety Report includes an inventory of potential major incidents, an analysis of mitigating actions and the processes involved. ... Read more


QGN01: Out of Service Procedures

The purpose of this Guidance Note QGN01 is to provide practical guidance to companies, employers and employees about the use of out of service procedures to prevent the use of plant that is not fit for use, or would otherwise... Read more


AS 3007.5 Electrical Installations - Surface Mines and Associated Processing Plant

Regulation 22(6) of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulations 2001 (Qld) states that close proximity, to a conductor, means— (b) for plant being used for work near an overhead power line—within the minimum clearances required under AS 3007.5, section... Read more


Fatality involving mobile crushing plant

The Queensland Department of Mines and Energy (DME) released a Safety Alert on 24 December 2008 about a worker sustaining fatal injuries when struck by the righthand hopper door of a mobile crushing plant. The DME reported that the worker was... Read more


Vehicle-mobile plant support stands

A recent incident at a Queensland coal mine has highlighted the need for fit-for-purpose equipment. The mine had purchased a set of support stands that did not include a maximum operating height. There was also no indication on the plant... Read more


MSB No. 038 Use of remote control mobile plant in underground mines

On 3 May 1998, the operator of a remotely controlled LHD died after being caught between the bucket of the machine and the sidewall of the excavation where he was working. On 8 January 1998, another operator was found dead in... Read more


MSB No. 043 Structural safety of buildings and plant

In June 1998 a rejects bin and steel support structure at a treatment plant collapsed when loaded to 80% of design capacity during commissioning operations. No injuries were sustained, however this collapse had the potential to kill several people had... Read more


Isolation of plant containing stored energy

What is stored energy?  There are varied and numerous examples of plant containing stored energy, a few are: springs, airlines, air receivers, hydraulic hoses, tyres, conveyor counterweights, capacitors and batteries. An example of compressed air is shown below.  This is... Read more



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