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Purchase, Operation and Maintenance of Underground Diesel Engined Mining Equipment

A comprehensive guideline for the design and maintenance of diesel engined equipment to be used in underground mines. The guide covers a wide range of specifications relevant to safety and fire prevention on diesel vehicles. A list of applicable Australian... Read more


Serious Spinal Injury

What An inexperienced mine worker suffered severe spinal injuries when crushed between the mine roof and a continuous mining machine. Why Department of Primary Industries Safety Operations staff is investigating the circumstances of the incident. Recommendations Mines review the adequacy of training, assessment and supervision... Read more


Load Haul Dump Operator Fractures Wrist

What An operator fractured his wrist when he slipped and fell to the ground after checking the radiator header tank water level. Why Due to the location of the machine standard cooling system header tank the operator could not check it from ground... Read more


Queensland Fatality During Wheel Removal

What In February 2004, one person died and another was injured at a mine in Queensland. The two were changing wheels on a truck when a split rim became dislodged and caused the tyre to move uncontrollably. It struck one person... Read more


Failure of Flameproof Enclosure - Thread Repairs

What Failure of a number of thread repairs on a flameproof motor. Why Both the Department and the workshop, which conducted the original repairs to the motor, sponsored professional investigations to analysis the failure. In addition the investigation considered the viability of thread... Read more


Fatal truck accident at quarry

What A truck driver was fatally injured at a quarry when the truck he was driving failed to negotiate a corner and rolled down an embankment. Why The Lower Hunter Police investigated and concluded that the incident was an accident and that it... Read more


Fitness for Mine Rescue Personnel

This Department of Industry and Resources guideline offers a practical approach for mine managers and supervisors to assist in ensuring that mine rescue personnel are appropriately medically and physically fit, so reducing the risk of injury, or sudden incapacity during... Read more


Queensland Fatality - Prime Mover Rim Assembly Failure

What A person suffered fatal injuries while changing a dual tyre and rim assembly on a drive axle bogey of a road train prime mover. The Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines have issued the following information regarding the accident.... Read more


Defective Restrained Back-to-Back Couplers

What A Department of Primary Industries inspection of two Crouse Hinds – Macey 425A, 660/1100V back to back couplers at an approved cable repair workshop has identified two potentially dangerous situations. A 425 ampere (A) back to back coupler had a... Read more


Licensing

GNC-010 This guidance note has been issued by NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) to assist industry in fulfilling its statutory obligations as outlined in the Coal Mine Health and Safety Act 2002 and Coal Mine Health and Safety Regulation... 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


SB 42 Residual Current Devices (R.C.D.)

The use of 30 milliampere R.C.D.s has been commonplace in mines and quarries in Queensland for many years; R.C.D.s used to be called E.L.C.B.s – earth leakage circuit breakers.  They have now become mandatory throughout Queensland in industrial, commercial and... Read more


Consultation at Work- Code of Practice

This code of practice is to be used in the compilation of a mine plan for each mining operation. The legislative basis for the code is outlined in Appendix 1, and definitions and abbreviations are listed in Appendix 2. A mine... 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


Construction Work at Coal Workplaces

GNC-007 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


High Risk Activity: Use of Non-Flameproof Vehicles in Underground Coal Mines

This guidance note has been issued by NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) to assist industry in fulfilling its statutory obligations as outlined in the Coal Mine Health and Safety Act 2002 and Coal Mine Health and Safety Regulation... Read more


Contractors (Coal Operations)

GNC-012 This guidance note has been issued by NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) to assist industry in fulfilling its statutory obligations as outlined in the Coal Mine Health and Safety Act 2002 and Coal Mine Health and Safety Regulation... Read more


QGN 18 Tipping near or over vertical edges in underground mining operations

This guidance note has been issued by the Mines Inspectorate of the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation. It is designed to assist underground mine operators, supervisors and management determine the safest options for tipping over vertical edges in... Read more


SB 86 Fires on Mine Sites

As required by legislation, all mines report ‘High Potential Incidents’ to the Department of Mines and Energy. From this reported data, a more detailed study of the occurrence of fires in general has been made, the results of which can... 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



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