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Australia’s first automation qualifications

A collaboration between Rio Tinto, South Metropolitan TAFE and the Western Australian government is set to make history with new, high-tech courses in automation now one step closer. These nationally...

Better Training, Better Outcomes

There is no doubt that mining is a dangerous occupation. In centuries past, the risk of death and serious injury was a very real possibility for mine workers whether they were extracting coal, metal...

How the SIA helps improve OHS capability

In raising the standard of the OHS profession, it is important to support the big questions being asked, capture what is learnt and reflect it back in a way which progresses knowledge, skill and...

Dangerous Incident – Electric Shock

Summary: An electrician opened a single phase three pin power outlet (waterproof outlet). The electrician undertook tests to ensure it was not live. The electrician took the power point apart leaving...

Dangerous incident – Oil Fire

Summary: A surface production drill rig had a hydraulic hose failure that released oil over an engine cover. Some oil caught fire, igniting from an exhaust pipe. A water cart was called and...

Dangerous Incident: Flipper Impacted Head of Operator

Summary: While installing roof mesh on a longwall, during bolt up, an unintended activation of the flipper occurred on roof support 12 when an operator manually operated the same roof support that...

Dangerous incident: Excavator & Dozer Collision

Summary: An excavator was being operated when a dozer was driven behind the excavator to clean up. The excavator operator was not notified about the approaching dozer. The excavator and dozer...

Dangerous Incident – Burns from Steam Release

Summary: A worker was changing an eluate filter. The worker had isolated the pump correctly and opened the vent line. The worker removed the bolts on the far side of the filter housing and was...

Dangerous Incident: Underground Worker Trapped

Summary: An underground worker became trapped after a generator cut out on low water leaving a material hoist in a position that blocked access to a ladder. The worker was trapped underground from 3...

Dangerous Incident: EWP Damaged light vehicle

Summary: A fourth-year electrical apprentice was working on an elevated work platform (EWP). While moving from one work site to another (to continue running a cable) the knuckle of the EWP hit and...

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Dangerous Incident: Electrician suffered electric shock

Summary: An electrician was investigating an intermittent fault on a cooling pump at a surface gas plant and suffered an electric shock. The electrician was using a multimeter to fault find inside...

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