Australia: Source of longwall safety innovation

THE finalists in this year's Occupational Health and Safety Awards proved Australian mines are truly a breeding ground for longwall safety innovation. International Longwall News will detail the longwall finalists, including winning entrant West Wallsend.
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West Wallsend does a manual recovery of the face - one of the catastropic effects of windblast.

Angie Tomlinson

The series will cover all the details on West Wallsend's 3D work, United Colliery's handy tyre-changing tool, Springvale's Truss Master and West Wallsend's bretby lifter.

Article 1: Repairing a bretby safely

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Article 2: No gambling on handheld bolters

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Article 3: No more back breakers

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Article 4: Buying time at West Wallsend

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2004 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY INNOVATION AWARD FINALISTS

COMPANY

PERSONNEL INVOLVED

TITLE

CATEGORY

Xstrata Coal's United Colliery

Steve Nash, safety training coordinator

Taking the back work out of fitting and removing a shuttle car tyre

General Entry

Xstrata Coal's Teralba Colliery

Richard Porteous, mine manager

Further control of the risk of explosion in a borehole into coal seam workings by use of an inertising gas

General Entry

Coal & Allied's Mt Thorley/ Warkworth

Bob Peake, specialist safety adviser

Dozer non-slip track mat

General Entry

Newcrest Mining

Lino Manca, production engineer

Remote drawpoint hangup camera

General Entry

BHP's Mt Arthur Coal

Liz Sanderson,health co-ordinator

Managing fatigue - a shared responsibility: education for families

General Entry

Xstrata Coal's West Wallsend Colliery

Shaun Shephard,SCADA & PLC technician

Longwall mining three dimensional overview

General Entry

Centennial Coal's Springvale Colliery & Ground Consolidation

Rae O'Brien, senior mining engineer and Ron Nielson, senior supervisor

The Truss Master - removing the operator from the hazards of hand-held bolters

General Entry

Xstrata Coal's West Wallsend Colliery

Michael Styles, electrician and electrical check inspector

Longwall bretby lifter "Louge" and longwall bretby safety brackets "Bret-Safe"

General Entry

Coal & Allied's Mt Thorley/ Warkworth operations

Bob Peake - specialist safety adviser

Nitrogen charging chuck adaptation

General Entry

Ravensworth Operations

Grant Farrar, operations manager

Procedure for safe dodging of steel plates to uneven surfaces

General Entry

Eroc Mining Pty Ltd & Strata Control Systems (SCS)

Matthew Nielsen, Project Manager

Rockbolt Resin Cartridge Inserter

Supplier/Manufacturer/ Designer Application

Australian Raise Drilling Pty Ltd

Don Aldridge, Director

Personal Protection Shield

Supplier/Manufacturer/ Designer Application