Accident prevention strategies – expectations and lessons learned


Conference: MRA Safety in Deep Mining
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Presenter: Koos Barnard
Abstract: Presented by Koos Barnard at MRA Safety in Deep Mining

The role various accreditation systems play in improving safety


Conference: MRA Safety in Deep Mining
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Presenter: Danie Williams
Abstract: Presented by Danie Williams at MRA Safety in Deep Mining

Engineering safety solutions in mining at Anglo Platinum


Conference: MRA Safety in Deep Mining
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Presenter: Brian O’Connor
Abstract: Presented by Brian O’Connor at MRA Safety in Deep Mining

It is common practice following accidents, especially those involving fatalities or serious injuries, to seek ways to prevent them from recurring. Quite often the focus is on engineering out the dangers by introducing technical solutions. On large machines such as winders or main fans, we have often put additional interlocking switches in the circuits to physically stop the machine from doing something it did in the past that created an unsafe condition. Interlocking the shaft station gates with the winders is a good example.

At Anglo Platinum, like most mining companies, technical solutions were introduced at mine level to try prevent recurrences. As can be imagined, some solutions worked and some were less successful. Also, in a company of this size, the dissemination of information and selling of ideas and best practice is often less than perfect. In October 2006, the Technical Directors decided to set up a portfolio to standardise on the best technical solutions and implement them in a structured manner across the company.

Making the connection between occupational health risks, fitness to work and...


Conference: MRA Safety in Deep Mining
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Presenter: Cas Badenhorst
Abstract: Presented by Cas Badenhorst at MRA Safety in Deep Mining

Managing changes to support systems during project implementation


Conference: MRA Safety in Deep Mining
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Presenter: Dave Wilson
Abstract: Presented by Dave Wilson at MRA Safety in Deep Mining

Systems engineering and safety design for operational effectiveness


Conference: MRA Safety in Deep Mining
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Presenter: Johann Holm
Abstract: Presented by Johann Holm at MRA Safety in Deep Mining

Cage emergency braking


Conference: MRA Safety in Deep Mining
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Presenter: Andre du Preez
Abstract: Presented by Andre du Preez at MRA Safety in Deep Mining

Legal update: The implications of the mine health and safety presidential...


Conference: MRA Safety in Deep Mining
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Presenter: Lucinda van Rensburg
Abstract: Presented by Lucinda van Rensburg at MRA Safety in Deep Mining

From Emergency Response to Crisis Anticipation: Alignment of mine emergency management...


Conference: MRA Safety in Deep Mining
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Presenter: Bridget Hughes
Abstract: Presented by Bridget Hughes at MRA Safety in Deep Mining

MRA Safety in Deep Mining: Conference Program 2008

MRA Safety in Deep Mining

Tuesday 15 July - Thursday 17 July 2008

Pre-Conference Workshop

Tuesday 15 July 2008 

Session: 0.1.1
WORKSHOP: Safety in deep and high-stress mining

09h00 - 10h30

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