Ensuring the safety of all on-site workers is crucial and a variety of safety systems and methods is used by sites throughout Australia.

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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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