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Amendments to the Heavy Vehicle National Law will come into effect in mid-2018.

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Heavy vehicle law amendments approved

Amendments to a harmonised national law, to be introduced next year, are expected to affect around 165,000 companies nationwide, including some quarrying and aggregates producers. Read more »
A request from Rindean Quarry’s operator to import 240,000 tonnes of fill has been denied. Image courtesy: The Daily Telegraph.

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Sand operator denied fill request

A quarry operator’s request to import around a quarter of a million tonnes of fill for a four-week construction project has been refused by a government planning panel. Read more »
A northern NSW quarry has been fined $15,000 for ‘inadequate’ erosion and sediment controls.

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Quarry fined for failed erosion controls

A New South Wales north coast quarry has been heavily fined after failing to satisfy the Environmental Protection Agency that it had implemented sufficient controls to protect the environment. Read more »
Scott Tipping will spend 12 days travelling 2000km by jet ski in a bid to raise up to $20,000 for the funding of mental health awareness initiatives.

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IQA member takes to water for mental health

In a bid to raise more awareness in the industry about mental health and suicide prevention, an IQA member will be riding 2000km from Melbourne to Brisbane – by jet ski. Read more »
Sixty per cent of NZ quarry supervisors have not updated their certificates of competence.

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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 »
Australian Standard AS 5062-2016 applies to the excavators, bulldozers, loaders and trucks used on quarry sites.

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Personnel urged to familiarise with changes to fire safety standards

Australian Standard AS 5062-2016 Fire protection for mobile and transportable equipment has recently been revised to promote improved fire safety. Read more »
According to a research paper, automation could eliminate traditional mining jobs in the next decade.

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Report warns automation could kill off labour

A research paper by two international bodies has forecast that an escalation in the automation of mines and quarries will mean fewer workers in 10 to 15 years’ time. Read more »
A 61-year-old driver died after his dump truck rolled over in Plumpton on 23 May. Image courtesy: ABC News.

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Workplaces urged to scrub up on safety

A state safety watchdog has urged workplaces to prioritise safety after a record year for fatalities in 2016. Read more »
Norwell, better known for its sugar cane produce, will soon be home to a 90ha sand quarry.

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From sugar cane to sand: Council clears project

A controversial sand quarry development has been given the green light, despite more than 130 objections from residents. Read more »
The primary method of extraction would involve a combination of blasting and excavators.

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Large-scale quarry to ‘stimulate growth’

An application has been lodged for a large-scale quarry that could stimulate economic expansion of the local area. Read more »
Access to the site was restricted. Photo courtesy of Elenor Tedenborg and The Border Mail.

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Flood-hit quarry prompts safety alert

An emergency warning was issued after heavy floods reportedly breached a sand quarry, leading to concerns for the surrounding area. Read more »
A 23kg flyrock fell 17m and bounced off a front end loader’s bucket arm and through the windscreen into the cab.

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Warning after loader operator hit by 23kg rock

A safety alert has been issued after a large rock fell from a blasted quarry face and smashed through a windscreen, injuring a worker. Read more »


 

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