One of the department’s priority projects is using safe design to reduce or alleviate the risks associated with equipment and its maintenance.
Screens and screen maintenance
The department is committed to minimising risk to the health and safety of workers involved in screens and screen maintenance. We have produced a document on the design, operation and maintenance of screens in extractive mining operations. Download the guide below:
Roof bolting is a physically demanding task and often considered one of the most hazardous manual tasks. One of the department’s priority projects is using safe design to reduce or alleviate the risks associated with roof bolting. Learn more about roof bolting:
- Bolting rig incident review for NSW underground coal mines (PDF, 929.16 KB) prepared by Gearing Engineering and Associates
- Safety bulletin: bolting rig injuries (PDF, 144.04 KB)
The department is currently developing an action plan for industry and has run a number of workshops on the issue. You can read more about the outcomes of the workshops below: