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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Sizing and gaining the most from your mining excavators and haulers

 

In mining and other extractive industries, it is important to match excavators to your haul trucks to lower your total cost of ownership (TCO). If they are mismatched, you will be inefficient and burn extra fuel. If you can mitigate that, you’ll lower your operating costs over time and start realising higher profits as a result.

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Michael McQueen: The future of work, skills needs

 

Michael McQueen is looking forward to helping delegates better understand where future opportunities lie at the IQA conference this week. McQueen discusses the trends to be embraced, the traps and mistakes to be avoided, and the practical game plans businesses in the quarrying industry and in other industries will have to implement in order to be successful in a disruptive future.

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Vision, values key to the success of long-time industry supplier

 

As part of the commentary in the past year about the characteristics of effective leadership, industry stalwart Neil Kinder charts the journey of his company Kinder Australia. He recounts its modest origins in a two-bedroom house in metropolitan Melbourne to a SME success story, both within Australia and around the world.

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