Handrail fail warning

WESTERN Australia’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has urged miners to make sure they have a safe system of work in place to check the condition of handrails and any securing mechanisms on haul trucks, in the wake of a potentially serious incident in April.

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DMIRS is urging miners to make sure there is a safe system of work in place to periodically check handrails and other securing mechanisms to ensure they are serviceable.

In the incident, a trainee operator and trainer were queued up in a haul truck waiting to be reloaded when they stepped out of the cab for a chat.