Major contractor demonstrates inefficiencies

The Queensland Department of Mines and Energy (DME) has released a safety alert after several employees of a major contractor raised concerns regarding the inappropriate methods of conveying and ‘on-the-job’ storage of hazardous chemicals and the lack of awareness of the appropriate personal protective equipment necessary, as well as this protective equipment not being available.

The Queensland Department of Mines and Energy (DME) has released a safety alert after several employees of a major contractor raised concerns regarding the inappropriate methods of conveying and ‘on-the-job’ storage of hazardous chemicals and the lack of awareness of the appropriate personal protective equipment necessary, as well as this protective equipment not being available.

According to the report, the employees said they had noticed electrical apparatus not appropriately secured, nor sockets protected from dust and moisture ingress as well as water laying in one corner near electrical apparatus.

The comments from the employees demonstrated significant deficiencies on the part of both the contractor and the mine’s Safety and Health Management System.

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