Vehicle interactions the focus for MSHAC safety forum
Vehicle interactions at mines and quarries will be the focus of an upcoming forum hosted by the Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee (MSHAC) on 12 July 2023 in Brisbane.
Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health and chair of MSHAC Kate du Preez said vehicle interactions with other vehicles, pedestrians and other plant remain a significant cause of serious accidents in Queensland mines and quarries.
“The forum will provide an opportunity for mine and quarry stakeholders to openly collaborate and share learnings on how companies respond to vehicle interaction incidents,” Kate said.
“This includes a focus on risk assessments; reviewing the selection, effectiveness, and verification of critical controls; and implementing practical strategies to improve safety outcomes.
“The forum will also provide opportunities for stakeholders to review current approaches and encourage industry operators to share their own initiatives for the reduction of vehicle interaction incidents.”
Kate said MSHAC would take the opportunity to present an educational resource which summarises risk management processes at both the site level and the task level and an example of what good risk assessment looks like for vehicle interaction hazards.
The forum is being hosted by the Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee which advises the Minister for Resources on the safety and health of mineral mine and quarry workers.
It will be held from 9 am to 1 pm on Wednesday 12 July 2023 at the Royal on the Park, 152 Alice Street Brisbane.
Please register by Wednesday 5 July at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/642567435497.
Last updated: 26 May 2023