Last month, the Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health (for the Queensland Mines Inspectorate) submitted it’s Annual Performance Report for the year ending 30 June 2014. In this report it was mentioned specifically that conveyor safety at surface metalliferous mines and quarries was of concern.
Despite issuing Safety Alert 291 Fatality on a mine site following a fatality in June 2012 where a young worker was killed when he became entangled in a conveyor, the Mines Inspectorate continues to identify ineffective or inadequate guarding of conveyors.
To assist in raising awareness about conveyor safety, the Mines Inspectorate in conjunction with the IQA and industry representatives have developed and published a conveyor safety field guide for SSEs, supervisors and workers which will be disseminated to metalliferous mines and quarries during 2014-15.
Recently Sean Kinder gave a presentation on Guarding to the IQA’s Wangaratta sub-branch meeting. It is just one topic from a number of Conveyor Safety & Maintenance presentations that our team of Sales Engineers provides either on-site, or at our premises, to conveyor crews. For more details on our training capabilities CLICK HERE.
Kinder & Co has a long history of providing Australian Standard compliant Conveyor Safety and Controls products including belt rip detectors, pull wires, emergency signs and collision switches, as well as the K-Protector Return Idler Guard.
The Mines Inspectorate also remains committed to addressing occupational health, as well as safety, issues in the mining industry which includes monitoring programs for airborne dust exposure. CLICK HERE for details of Kinder & Co’s environmental and dust suppression products, including K-Snap-Loc Dust Seal System and K-Dust Enclosure Components.
Contact our team of experienced materials handling sales engineers on 03 9587 9244, or email [email protected]
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