All posts by Ben Creagh

Governments join forces to make WA safer for heavy vehicles

Governments in Australia have pooled together $30 million to go towards 15 projects aimed at making roads in Western Australia safer for heavy vehicles. As part of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, the projects have been backed with more than $13.7 million in Federal Government, $6.2 million in Western Australian Government and $11 … Continue reading Governments join forces to make WA safer for heavy vehicles

Anglo American wins safety award for dust suppression system at Grasstree

Anglo American has scooped top honours at the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference Innovation Awards for its Grasstree mine in the Capcoal complex, Queensland. The mining major won the Queensland Mining Industry Innovation Award for a dust suppression system implemented at the site that has seen a 96 per cent reduction in respirable dust … Continue reading Anglo American wins safety award for dust suppression system at Grasstree

Intelligent Sandvik loader promises safer operation for underground mining

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology’s new underground loader, the Sandvik LH517i, promises to bring a raft of improvements for operators, including increased safety and comfort. Principally, Sandvik has improved the size, visibility and ergonomics of the operator’s cabin to reduce fatigue and improve well-being. “The increased focus on operator comfort in the new Sandvik LH517i … Continue reading Intelligent Sandvik loader promises safer operation for underground mining

Playing it safe: Five steps to boost safety using technology

Traditionally, safety and profitability have seemed to be diametrically opposed for many manufacturing and production operations. Although no-one disputes the value of investing in safety, the primary objective for a manufacturing or production business is to drive profitability, and protecting the safety of the plant’s people, assets and environment has often been viewed as a … Continue reading Playing it safe: Five steps to boost safety using technology

Queensland set for mining safety conference

The 2018 Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference is set to take place from August 19–22 in Gold Coast. Embracing the theme, ‘Recognising opportunities together’, the event will see up to 700 delegates from the industry in attendance for four days of workshops, presentations, trade displays, a conference dinner and two sets of awards — … Continue reading Queensland set for mining safety conference