By Sjef Klaassen, Regional Manager Fire and Security QLD & NT
We know that the complexities and dangers of the mining industry create complex fire and security requirements. To offer the mining industry cohesive end-to-end solutions, we are bringing our fire and security expertise together under one banner at the Queensland Mining & Engineering Exhibition (QME).
Wormald will join forces with ADT Security to exhibit under Tyco Integrated Fire & Security.
By Garry Kwok, National Technical Services Manager at Wormald
Considering the hazardous and remote nature of mining operations, mine sites are at a high risk of fire. Therefore, fire protection should be top of mind for mine site supervisors and operations managers.
A Queensland University of Technology study found that between 1990 and 2005, fire and explosions were one of the eight key causes of 85 per cent of mining fatalities in Australia.
Adequate fire protection is not only a financial and regulatory necessity, but an ethical one. Mine site supervisors and operations managers should consider the following to help ensure their sites are fire safe: Continue reading