Safety is a massive priority in the quarrying sector, and justifiably so. Ensuring that all on-site workers get home at the end of the day is critical, and there are a variety of safety systems and methods used by sites throughout Australia.
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.
Sidewall protector saves tyres and time
Kinder Australia has added another vital piece of the puzzle to its innovative product range with the K-OTR Sidewall Protector.
Using machine safety solutions to keep workers safe
Safety is a massive priority in the quarrying sector, and justifiably so. Ensuring that all on-site workers get home at the end of the day is critical, and there are a variety of safety systems and methods used by sites throughout Australia. Many of the options still rely on person-to-person communication or expensive, complex hardware setups, which can be subject to human error or blow the budget for many quarry businesses.
Fostering stronger, collaborative relationships between OEMs, producers
Grayden Leaver is the Director of Sales & Marketing at CJD Equipment, the Australian dealer for Volvo Construction Equipment. He contends that strong dealer relationships with quarry producers will be as vital to the industry’s success as new technologies.
Smarter drilling practices, automation key to blasting
Craig Marsh is the Business Line Manager for Epiroc’s Surface Division. He talks about ongoing innovation and automation in Epiroc’s fleet of smart surface drill rigs which are replacing more manual-style rigs.
AdBlue shortage under control once more
Australia’s impending AdBlue shortage has been eased by fertiliser manufacturer Incitec Pivot and the Federal Government’s AdBlue Taskforce.
NSW Small Mines Roadshow makes the rounds
The New South Wales Resources Regulator is bringing quarry operators and managers together at the 2022 Small Mines Roadshow from February to April.
Undertaking resource optimisation in your quarry
Pit optimisation studies are useful for not only identifying a given resource, but insight into the best sequences for extraction. Jackie Gauntlett explains some of the processes necessary to derive the most value from the resource and also make significant savings in time and investment.
Thinking outside the box to combat COVID-19, future challenges
Ben Lefroy is the Kleemann National Sales Manager for Wirtgen Australia and New Zealand. He reflects on the ways Wirtgen has navigated the pandemic to continue to provide quality products and services for the quarrying industry, and forecasts the challenges that await both Wirtgen and the industry in general.