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Whitehaven Coal’s Gunnedah Coal Handling and Preparation Plant (CHPP) recently achieved a remarkable milestone as it marked 4000 Lost Time Incident (LTI) free days. This is equivalent to approximately 11 years without a Lost Time Incident, showcasing the team’s unwavering commitment to creating a safe and secure work environment. Production Superintendent Derek Welsh said the […]


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Lightning is a dangerous weather phenomenon that can strike at any moment during a thunderstorm, posing a significant threat to mine sites and workers. We caught up with Justin Harris, General Manager from Power Protections Industries who shared some advice on how important it is for mines to be proactive about managing the risks of […]

Don’t Be a Dud Driver

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Around 1,200 people are killed each year on Australia’s roads and about 40,000 are seriously injured. Do you need a reminder on how to stay safe on our roads? FIGHT OFF Fatigue Long hours of shift work and long hours behind the wheel are a recipe for disaster. Fatigue-related crashes are twice as likely to […]

Be Prepared

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As we head into Spring, the start of bushfire season begins. Are you prepared?   Fire chiefs are asking the community not to be complacent as we head into bushfire season. Following three consecutive La Niña cycles, there is now plenty of fuel and the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is forecasting hotter and drier conditions […]

Oaky Creek Show their Safety Skills

Front: Desmond Williams, Tome Pratchett (Caption). Back: Cameron Mason, Joshua Flood (Vice Caption), Nakia Lange, Jordan Bonetti. Absent: Ron McGowan

Glencore’s Oaky Creek operation is the first ever mining Emergency Response Team (ERT) to compete in the Australasian Rescue Challenge, an event designed to help emergency personnel improve their skills through simulated rescue scenarios. Captained by Tom Pratchett, the Oaky Creek ERT competed against professionals from State Emergency Services, Fire and Rescue and Ambulance services […]

In the Line of Fire

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While every mine site is different, what they all have in common is the potential risk of fires. Fires can destroy expensive equipment and be catastrophic to production and profits, but more importantly, they can threaten the safety of workers. That’s why Nick Foran, Managing Director of Fire Response says prevention is the best protection. […]

Keeping miners safe for 40 years

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This year, Coal Mines Technical Services (CMTS) celebrates 40 years of helping to protect miners from risk. We take a look at how the business has grown from being a support function to Mines Rescue to a valued industry partner. The gases that may be encountered in an underground coal mine have not changed over […]