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Hanson won a national CCAA award for its ripper boot change-out stand in 2014.

Deadlines loom for enviro health and safety awards

Final nominations will soon close for a national industry awards program that celebrates innovation and best practice in environmental health and safety. Read more »
Komatsu’s mobile equipment will be fitted with fire suppression systems at the assembly stage.

‘Industry first’ partnership improves fire safety

In what has been described as an industry first, two suppliers to the quarry industry have partnered to provide mobile equipment with pre-installed vehicle fire suppression systems. Read more »
Two quarry fatalities have prompted NZ unions to lobby for tougher health and safety reforms.

Quarry deaths spark calls for reform

New Zealand unions have called for tougher, more robust safety legislation reforms after the deaths of two quarry workers. Read more »
Fires accounted for 25 per cent of all notifiable incidents on mechanical plant reported by underground metalliferous and extractive mines in the five years to 2012.

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Reducing the risk of vehicle fires on quarry sites

As an industry that relies heavily on transportable equipment and mobile plant for daily operations, it is recommended that quarry operators take appropriate steps to manage the risk of vehicle fires. Read more »
Hy-Tec’s maintenance team at Yarrabee Road Quarry.

Case Studies
A better way to loosen the nut: Liner changes made simple

Changing liners on a static crusher has in the past been a hazardous manual task for quarry workers. It was therefore a shock for participatory ergonomics trainer Kylie Newton when she observed that some workers still perform physically demanding tasks that can result in serious, sometimes career-ending injuries. Fortunately, there was a viable solution … Read more »


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