Australian Mining’s Safety Conference

Safety is integral to all aspects of mining. And mining in Austra­lia is about working efficiently, and importantly, as safely as possible.

But as the mine site changes, technology advances, and automation becomes a more prominent part of the industry, how we work changes.

With this constant need to develop the industry's understanding of safety and how to make the workplace safer, Australian Mining is holding a safety conference.

Beginning in Perth this year, and to be held in Queensland next year, this magazine is aiming to help the resources industry work better.

We'll be highlighting the latest trends and technologies, market thinking, and practices that is making the mine site a less dangerous place to operate.

We've sought to gather a number of recognised names and faces in the industry who have dedicated their careers to making sure you're getting home at the end of the working day.

Launching this event will be current West Australian mines minister Norman Moore, who has been a fixture of the state's resources industry for years.

He has been a driving force in ensuring that Western Australia's mining industry is the safest in Australia, and he has succeeded in dramatically cutting not only injury frequencies, but also fatalities.

Moore was also a major supporter of the state's Reform and Development at Resources Safety (RADARS) program, which seeks to overhaul how health and safety is regulated in the resources industry.

One of the key speakers will be Simon Ridge, the current director of mine safety for the West Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum.

Ridge has led the push for more safety inspectors across Western Australia, and has overseen the training and deployment of a number of new inspectors.

Miners' mental health is also playing a key role at this conference, and will be discussed by the Australian Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health Queensland's chief Jennifer Bowers.

The conference is also looking at specific aspects of mining, such as underground mining, drilling, and blasting safety.

It will focus on safety in automation, and how automating processes will cut injury rates on site.

The CSIRO's Minerals Down Under Flagship director Jonathon Law will also take the stage to highlight technology changes, and how automation

Insurance is also playing a part, with Aon Hewitt's Simon Godfrey explaining the importance of insurance on site.
The event will be held on 23 October in Perth's Pan Pacific Hotel.


To attend the conference and register, click here.

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