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 […]

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 […]