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Using drones in confined space inspection

10 May, 2019 by Jason De Silveira*

Confined space inspections can be slow, dangerous and costly, but the use of drones could improve safety for all involved in the process.

Injuries and incidents highlighted in mining report

18 February, 2019

A NSW Resources Regulator incident summary has highlighted multiple safety incidents that have recently occurred in the mining sector.

Honeywell DuraHoist 3Pod tripod for confined spaces

29 November, 2018

The Honeywell DuraHoist 3Pod tripod for confined spaces is engineered to provide safe anchorage for employees who work in tight, confined spaces.

Procedures for entering confined space

27 November, 2018

Confined space entry procedures are critical; before any worker enters a permit-required confined space, a system of procedures and precautions must be followed.

Cirlock Ratchet Strap Column/Skirt Confined Space Cover

01 November, 2018

Cirlock provides a range of confined space covers which are specifically designed to be rapidly fitted to a range of confined space entry points including vessels, tower skirts and columns.

Mine safety amendments take effect

03 May, 2018

Amendments to mine and petroleum site safety regulations have now come into effect.

Getting confined spaces back into harmony

14 December, 2017 by Gordon Cadzow, Secretary, Working at Height Association (WAHA)

The model code of practice for working in confined spaces is far from being national; therefore, companies need to be aware of the differences that exist across various jurisdictions.

Self-driving truck tested by Volvo in underground mine

12 September, 2016

A video has been released of Volvo's self-driving truck undergoing testing in an underground mine for the first time.

Sitting all day may be worse for your health than you think

22 March, 2016

Sitting for a good part of your day? Maybe you exercise before or after work? New research shows this may not be enough.

Underground bolting rig injuries prompt mine safety investigation

17 March, 2016

Almost 100 injuries have been recorded since 2009 due to roof bolting in underground mines. A report authorised by NSW Mine Safety on this safety issue is now available.

Pronal SMARTSHORE shoring system

12 February, 2016

The Pronal SMARTSHORE is an inflatable shoring system designed for use during trenching or excavation works to provide safety to workers from possible burial from trench cave-ins.

Confined space can be a death trap in the waiting

01 February, 2016 by Capital Safety Group (Australia)

Not all employers and operators understand what constitutes a 'confined space', nor the dangers associated with working in such environments. The following article has been written to provide an overview of confined space operations in layman's terms and should not be seen as a substitute for taking correct professional advice — nor for certificated training.

Minimising the risk of fire in confined spaces

01 June, 2015 by John Lynch, General Manager, Business Support Services, Wormald

Confined spaces are some of the most dangerous environments to work in. The risk of entrapment coupled with lack of oxygen, potential exposure to hazardous material or poisonous gases can often make undertaking a rescue challenging.

Fall protection and confined space - what you need to know

28 January, 2014

This paper outlines what you need to know about confined working spaces and the equipment needed to help with potential risk scenarios.

Dust: an explosive risk

19 July, 2013

To many, dust can seem harmless but Graeme Cooper, Managing Director of Tecpro Australia (the company recently won the 2012 Australian Bulk Handling Review Award for Dust Control, Technology, Application or Practice in partnership with the University of Wollongong), comments on the reason why mitigating the risk of dust explosion is so important.

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