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.
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.
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.
Growing with the pandemic
Charles Pratt is the Operations Manager at Kinder Australia, a national supplier and manufacturer of conveyor and bulk materials handling products. He outlines why Kinder has grown in the pandemic.
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.
Connecting on a common understanding of quarrying
Debbie MacDonald is the National Business Development Manager of Polo Citrus. She outlines how the company has worked closely with quarries to improve their dust emissions and water management.
OneASTEC: Connecting people, processes, products
David Smale is the General Manager of Astec Australia. He explains the thinking behind Astec’s new business model and what it means for the quarrying industry.
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.
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.
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.