Damian Christie

Emergency preparedness in mines

Lachlan Grant is the Northern Regional Manager for Mines Rescue and Coal Services, which specialises in education and training, workplace health and safety compliance, workers’ compensation, environmental monitoring, and mines rescue consulting and emergency response. He used his speech at the IQA conference to explain why quarries will benefit from ongoing vigilance in their health and safety systems.

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Rachael Robertson: Leading on the edge


Considering she dislikes cold weather and had only ever once seen snow, what motivated Rachael Robertson to take on a leadership challenge in one of the world’s most inhospitable environments? Robertson talked to Quarry prior to her presentation at the IQA conference in late March.

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A long reach excavation service – with quarrying in the blood


Long reach excavation work is associated largely with dredging and bulk earthworks. An excavation service proprietor tells Quarry how his family’s background and expertise in the extractive industries has enabled their business to implement long reach excavation techniques in the quarrying application.

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Delta Rent

A one-stop-shop for site, project management


Phillip Agius is the General Manager of Delta Rent, Australia’s largest supplier of modern, low hour hire plant and equipment. He predicts rental plant and equipment will play a vital role in assisting quarries to meet future construction materials demand. 

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Maintenance, manufacturing expertise vital to driving industry forward


John Flynn is the Australian and New Zealand business manager for Terex Jaques, the local arm of Terex MPS. He talks about the importance of plant and equipment maintenance skills and expertise as the industry navigates its way through the post-COVID-19 era.

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Charting the data points to transform the quarrying sector


Dan Barry is the General Manager of SmartTech Australia, the largest Trimble LOADRITE distributor for
on-board weighing technology globally. SmartTech offers software, wireless and hardware solutions for a range of applications in the extractive industries. Dan discusses the value added solutions Trimble and SmartTech are developing – and how it can benefit quarries.

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Proactive approach, communication key to post-pandemic recovery


Jimmy Murphy is the Sandvik Product Specialist for national construction and hire company Porter Group. He summarises how Sandvik mobile products fared in 2021 and advises that forward planning will be critical to the industry’s post-pandemic recovery.

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