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Boral Johns River Quarry manager Chris Brown and Johns River RFS captain Bruce Dudley after commissioning the water storage facility.

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Site equips firefighters with run-off water

With an advanced fire season in New South Wales, the mid-north Johns River Rural Fire Service brigade is better prepared to tackle fires, thanks to a Boral Quarry’s new water storage facility. Read more »
Greg Baumgart (left, Boral Australia) is the winner of the CCAA Health & Safety Innovation Award, presented by Chris Whiting MP (centre) with Peter Ambrose (Holcim Australia).

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Holcim, Boral Shine at Gala Awards Ceremony

Holcim Australia has bagged two of the three 2018 Queensland CCAA Innovation Awards to celebrate outstanding achievements across the construction materials industry. Read more »
The proposed 170ha site is located in Templeton, west of Christchurch.	 Image courtesy: Stuff News.

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New site proposal sparks additional dust concerns

Plans to open a quarry near a site that had allegedly tested positive for high quantities of respirable silica dust has heightened concerns for the local community. Read more »
A Tas Fire snorkel truck (left) is used to rescue an ‘injured party’ from an elevated walkway at Boral’s Remount Road Quarry.

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Industry seminar highlights safety strategies

A recent construction materials industry seminar has discussed best practice safety management approaches, followed by a demonstration of effective critical incident responses at an extractive plant. Read more »
A 3D model of a quarry site gathered from drone technology. Image courtesy: Drone Deploy

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Quarry utilises innovative drone technology

An international producer of limestone products has utilised drones to create water management plans and inspect the operating condition of its large production equipment. Read more »
The RoXplorer drill rig is set to “revitalise” Australia’s mining industry.

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“Revolutionary” drill rig trials conducted

A new drilling rig system has undergone successful trials in South Australia, with the technology being described as having the capability to “revitalise” Australia’s mining and quarrying industries. 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 »
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 »
A court has imposed a permanent injunction on a US quarry owner that allegedly bared his backside to a mines inspector.

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Injunction granted against ‘cheeky’ quarry operator

A US quarry operator who reportedly exposed his “posterior” to inspectors has been handed an injunction. Read more »
An alert is raised if a countdown timer reaches zero without being reset by the user.

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Empowering employees to be safe, unafraid

Every October, Safe Work Australia Month emphasises the importance of workplace safety. 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 »
Gripspan grating helps guard against trips and falls in work areas.

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Slip-resistant planking

Locker Group’s Gripspan grating is a safety-conscious flooring system assembled from long, lightweight planks. Read more »


 


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