Four new minerals and quarry inspectors have been recruited in Queensland as the state government forges ahead with its health and safety reform agenda. Read more
In the past 18 months, fastening systems innovator Segnut has tested its revolutionary threaded nut technology in harsh mining and construction environments to demonstrate its safety, risk mitigation and productivity benefits. Read more
Boral is offering unlimited paid leave to employees responding to the bushfire crisis as its quarries across the country work to support fire-stricken areas. Read more
Scientists may have figured out how cosmic dust particles grow and aggregate to form planets – and in turn this application may improve dust handling in industrial processes here on earth. Read more
Taking it to the end of 2019 and spending Christmas with our families and friends ought to be a relief and a joy for everyone. Sadly, at time of writing (in mid-November), Australia has again been beset by bushfires, and it seems likely they will be an ongoing feature of a long, dry summer ahead.
It’s an exciting time for the Institute of Quarrying Australia. I have to thank Clayton Hill for his leadership and passion in overseeing transformational change in the Institute in the past two years.
A supplier of woven wire screens, poly and wire ripple screens, poly modular systems, rubber screens and modular systems, along with associated accessories, Locker has recently commissioned new weaving equipment at its Dandenong, Victoria facility.
Geelong was a wonderful host for the IQA’s 62nd annual conference in October. The city itself showcased a progressive region that supports infrastructure growth, tourism, agriculture and light industry. The theme – The Future of Quarrying – was apt for the region as we had the privilege of visiting Barro Point Wilson and Boral Deer Park Quarries.
Respirable dust management will form part of every health and safety inspection at New South Wales quarries for the foreseeable future, as inspectors caution operators against a reliance on personal protective equipment. Read more
A Boral quarry and its employees have been influential in the battle against destructive bushfires across the mid-north coast region of New South Wales. Read more