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Aggregate operators that apply best practices and next generation technology now will experience the long-term benefits of production efficiency, machine productivity and personal safety.

Industry 4.0: What it means to the aggregates industry

The Industrial Internet of Things is being hailed as the next ‘industrial revolution’. But what is it – and how can it help producers now and into the future? Sören Schramm discusses the exciting possibilities for aggregate operations. Subscription required. Read more >>
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Sixty per cent of NZ quarry supervisors have not updated their certificates of competence.

Supervisors fail verbal safety exam

According to industry groups, 60 per cent of New Zealand quarry supervisors are failing an exam that certifies them to safely run a site. Read more >>
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More than 700 industry professionals attended CMIC16 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Melbourne the focal point for innovation

CMIC16 – the sixth joint CCAA/IQA conference – could not have been more relevant at a time of political upheaval globally. As Damian Christie reports, while many of the innovations forecast could transform the construction materials industry, they also posed questions about their impact on the present and future extractive workforce. Subscription required. Read more >>
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The Industry Innovation Day was developed in direct response to CMIC14 feedback.

Busy schedule for innovation day

Innovation will be under the spotlight as one of the two main themes of the CMIC16. Read more >>
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The FT2618Vm stands out for its ability to remove higer volumes of fines.

Supplier’s hire fleet completes first year of business

In 2015, Astec Australia announced it was entering the rental market. Subscription required. Read more >>
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Site managers in NZ without current Certificates of Competency could be jobless by 31 December.

Quarry jobs at risk over OHS requirements

Time is running out for a nation’s quarrying, mining and contracting site managers to meet new health and safety requirements, according to industry groups. Read more >>
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SkillsDMC’s report predicts more operations will be automated.

Challenges to mining, quarrying identified

Australia’s quarrying sector and wider resources and infrastructure industry will face a number of challenges over the coming years, according to a new report. Read more >>
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The MAQOHSC-funded training in work health and safety will be available online.

Health, safety training offered to quarries

Free health and safety training, including some face to face training, is being offered to quarry workers over the course of one year. Read more >>
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The NSW government's <em>Fatigue management evaluation manual</em>.

Coping with mental health issues in quarries

In 2015, suicides within the quarrying and mining industries convinced many industry people that more had to be done to address the specific mental health issues of workers. Kylie Newton discusses what quarry operators can do to support and assist workers in doubt. Subscription required. Read more >>
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The guide provides advice on how to effectively implement flexible work arrangements in the workplace.

New guide to help attract, retain female employees

A new resource has been released to help employers in male-dominated resource industries such as quarrying increase gender diversity within their workforces. Read more >>
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Apprenticeship and traineeship commencements and completions declined in the September 2015 quarter.

National apprentice, trainee numbers drop

Recent statistics show a decline in the number of people starting and completing apprenticeships and traineeships. Read more >>
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Whether in rehandling or load and carry applications, operator skill has a big impact on an operator’s bottom line.

Operator performance drives the bottom line

The training and implementation of best practices among load and haul operators can offer real cost-reduction strategies for a quarry operation’s mobile fleet. David B Nus explains why. Subscription required. Read more >>
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