Mobile equipment legislation – maintaining compliance

Legislation for mobile equipment compliance is updated periodically, and often in response to reportable incidents happening on site. With each update to legislation, the onus is on you to ensure your asset management, work instructions and bills of material are updated accordingly. Legislative changes happen once or twice a year, and updates and notifications happen […]

Know When to Stop Sweating Your Assets

I was with a client recently discussing their annual maintenance budget. Like most Australian mines, cost reduction had been a huge driver of asset strategy over the last few years. And while ‘running lean’ provided much needed cash-flow relief, this is not a long-term strategy if asset performance and safety are to be maintained. This […]

Avoiding equipment fires with High Quality Work Instructions

Imagine a large hydraulic excavator working on a mining or construction site. Sure, it’s being driven by workers with appropriate licenses and the job itself has safety and risk management processes like toolbox talks, but a lot of the safety information still exists in large manuals, cross-referenced with disparate information from OEMs and previous jobs, […]

Site Validation: the Difference Between Generic and Specific Documents

Getting the strongest results and the highest levels of efficiency in your asset management program relies on having data that works seamlessly with the operating environment of your site. OnPlan is the way we achieve this for clients. It’s a better way to build and maintain work instructions, bill of materials and master data for […]

How Much Does Poor Quality Asset Master Data Cost You?

It’s no secret that having the right information easily accessible significantly improves workforce efficiency and business operations. Particularly in maintenance and other heavy industries, having accurate Asset Master Data documentation is absolutely fundamental. Without it, critical components may be installed incorrectly, or not get changed at the right time. Incorrect or out of date job […]

Downtime Meets its Match in Work Instructions

On a mine site in central Queensland, the night-shift team were instructed to lift a dump body from a Cat 785D haul truck, so they printed out the procedure from CAT SIS. The document stated the weight of the body at 27t and the team proceeded to remove the body pins and secure it to […]

Using work instructions to ensure critical controls are in place

Using work instructions to ensure critical controls are in place Mine sites are dangerous places and we all have a stake in ensuring everyone gets home safely to their families. Building critical controls into work instructions plays a huge role in keeping people safe, not to mention reducing the chances of costly down time and […]