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1 1 Please read this before using presentation This presentation is based on content presented at the Mines Safety Roadshow held in October 2012 It is made available for non-commercial use (e.g. toolbox meetings, OHS discussions) subject to the condition that the PowerPoint file is not altered without permission from Resources Safety Supporting resources, such as brochures and posters, are available from Resources Safety For resources, information or clarification, please contact: or visit

2 2 Addressing construction and maintenance issues What is high-risk work and why should we be concerned?

3 3 Currently >A$180 billion worth of resources projects committed or under consideration over next few years Creation of > 50,000 construction and 15,000 permanent jobs –FMG - Chichester expansion and Solomon Mine project - 7,000 –CITIC Pacific *- 4,000 –Australian Premium Iron JV - 3,500 –FMG - Solomon project - 1,000 –Grange Resources - 2,000 –Hancock - Roy Hill - 3,600 –MCC - Cape Lambert - 3,000 –Oakajee - 2,000 –Perdaman Chemicals Plant - 2,000 3 What is the outlook for WA ?

4 4 1.No. 3 of 'Spinifex Ridge Molybdenum' published in the Western Australian Government Gazette, No 173, 8 October No. 4 of 'Newman Power Station', published in the Western Australian Government Gazette No 165, 17 September No. 5 of Karara Iron Ore Project, published in the Western Australian Government Gazette No. 212, 20 November No. 3 of Sino Iron Project, replacing No. 6 of 2008, published in the Government Gazette No. 203, 2 November No. 3 of Jimblebar Mines Construction Project, published in the Western Australian Government Gazette, No. 56, 6 April No. 5 of Hope Downs 4 Project, published in the Western Australian Government Gazette, No. 99, 17 June Current Instruments of Declaration

5 5 5 Construction X Mining Incidence and frequency rates (LTI/Ds of one or more days lost)

6 6 Construction Mining cost per LTI/D $39,313 (09-10) cost per LTI/D $61,153 (09-10)

7 7 Construction x Mining 1.Why do you think there are more incidents in construction than mining? 2.What are the main differences between construction and mining? 3.What can we do to improve the situation for construction?

8 8 What sets construction apart from mining? Safety culture not as well established as in mining –‘green’ workforce –subcontracting –fast and furious (‘job and knock’) attitude Lots of workers and machines concentrated in small area Specific Australian Standards and licences/training –White card, High Risk Work licences –Demolition, electrical, tilt-up Australian Standards Dangerous processes (High Risk Construction Work) –Tilt-up and precast –Scaffold –EWPs

9 9 It is any work within the scope of a high risk licence (based on National Standard), including: –scaffolding (basic, intermediate, advanced) –rigging work (dogging; basic, intermediate, advanced rigging) –forklift operations –crane and hoist operations –pressure equipment operation Plant work no longer licensed includes: –front-end loaders –backhoes –excavators Licence required for all high risk work at surface and underground 9 What do you need to know about high risk work?

10 What are the licence classes? Basic scaffolding (SB)Intermediate scaffolding (SI)Advanced scaffolding (SA) Basic rigging (RB)Portal boom crane (CP) Boom-type elevating work platform (WP) Intermediate rigging (RI)Bridge and gantry crane (CB) Personnel and materials hoist (HP) Advanced rigging (RA)Vehicle-loading crane (CV) Vehicle-mounted concrete- placing boom (PB) Dogging (DG)Non-slewing mobile crane (CN) Slewing mobile crane up to 20T (C2) Forklift truck (LF)Order-picking forklift truck (LO) Slewing mobile crane up to 60T (C6) Materials hoist (HM)Self-erecting tower crane (CS) Slewing mobile crane up to 100T (C1) Tower crane (CT)Basic boiler operation (BB) Slewing mobile crane over 100T (CO) Derrick crane (CD) Intermediate boiler operation (BI) Reciprocating steam engine operation (ES) Turbine operation (TO)Advanced boiler operation (BA)

11 11 Rolled out to WA non-mining in October 2007 Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 amended in July 2009 to phase in National Standard ‘Certificate of competency’ replaced by licence Licences now valid throughout Australia Licences are valid for 5 years and administered by WorkSafe WA. 11 Essential guide to HRW licensing

12 12 MSIR regulation 4.13 VOC assessments are how industry compensated for the ‘easiness’ of getting licensed for HRW On-site assessments ensure operators are suitably trained and confirms their ability to conduct the work safely Examples include: –EWP yellow card (scissor lifts and EWP less than 11 metres) –Site-based VOCs What is verification of competency (VOC)?

13 13 What’s happening at your site? 1.What type of high risk work happens at your sites? 2.How is competency assessed? 3.How often is competency assessed? 4.What construction work is happening at your sites? 5.How is the construction work monitored? Who does the monitoring?

14 14 What about auditing your operations? Draft construction audit now available Audit covers construction management systems and specific high-risk construction work (HRCW) Have a go and give us feedback Guidance audit document available on request

15 15 What should you take from this workshop? Mines safety legislation applies to all construction activities at mine sites including demolition and shutdowns Question how HRW assessments are done at your site. Is the process adequate? Where applicable, get involved with your site’s construction activities or at least find out what they are doing Support positive cultural change!


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