NQLD Annual Mining & Quarrying Safety & Health Seminar

NQLD Annual Mining & Quarrying Safety & Health Seminar
The Annual Mining & Quarrying Safety & Health Seminar will be held on Wednesday 19th June 2019 at Rydges Southbank Townsvillle. Co-hosted by the Institute of Quarrying Australia (IQA) and Qld Government, this seminar program addresses important current safety and health issues relevant to the quarrying and mining industries.

Seminar Venue: Rydges Southbank, 23 Palmer Street, Townsville Qld 4810.

The aim of the Seminar is to:

  • Provide a forum to share information on safety and health issues affecting the quarrying and mining sector
  • Share experiences and knowledge relating to workplace practice and policy
  • Learn new ways to provide a safe and healthy work environment

Who Should Attend:

  • Quarry and Mine workers
  • Quarry & Mining Company representatives
  • Risk Managers, Safety & Health personnel
  • Contractors
  • Equipment manufacturers and suppliers
  • Consultants
  • Students and Academics
  • Anyone interested in Safety & Health in the quarrying, mining and related industries

Full Registration: IQA Members: $70.00 (inc GST); Non-Members: $80.00 (inc GST), includes:

  • Attendance at seminar sessions as per the program
  • Refreshments and lunch as per the program, including networking drinks
Seminar Program:

9:30 am

Registration – tea/coffee

9.45 am

Welcome Address from the Chair – Sam Hatchard, Chair, IQA Nth Qld Branch

10.00 am

SESSION 1: Inspectorate Update
Speaker: Luca Rocchi, Chief Inspector of Mines

10:30 am

SESSION 2: Legislation Updates & Competencies
Speaker: Hermann Fasching, Deputy Chief Inspector of Mines – Mineral Mines and Quarries Resources Safety and Health, DNRME

11:00 am

SESSION 3: Findings of crystalline silica/improvements
Speaker: Greg Manthey, Inspector of Mines – Occupational Hygiene

11:30 am

SESSION 4: IQA - Education for the Extractive Industry
Speaker: Kylie Fahey, Chief Executive Officer, IQA
The importance of professional development to improve safety outcomes and planning staff development with the IQA.

12:00 pm


1:00 pm

SESSION 5: Current Status and future of Critical Control Management in the Quarrying Industry
Speaker: Prof David Cliff, Minerals Industry Safety & Health Centre, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland
While the risks are often well-known in the quarrying industry, a lack of sufficient risk-identification and control management can lead to serious injury and fatalities. The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) recently acknowledged that Critical Control Management (CCM) is “an integral part of risk management and aids in identifying the priority risks in a company and implementing critical controls to prevent an incident or mitigate its impact”. This presentation looks at the 9 steps involved in implementing a critical control management program into your business.


SESSION 6: Drone Technology
Speaker: Dave Arnott, Resource Manager for Holcim
Undertaking geotechnical inspections of geological hazards in Quarries has potential to place personnel at risk or be ineffective where traditional inspection methods are employed. Learn how Holcim personnel have been utilising inexpensive and emerging technologies to collect and process low altitude aerial observational data providing geotechnical advice to operational sites in a rapid and cost-effective manner

2:30 pm

SESSION 7: Mental Health & Young Australians
Speaker: Nicole Thomas, Community Development Lead, Headspace
Mental health problems are the most common health problems in young people. Between 20 and 25 per cent of Australian adolescents will experience a mental health or substance-abuse problem in any given year. Many will experience more than one problem at the same time. Anxiety, depression and substance abuse are the leading mental health problems in young people. This session focuses on providing people with the tools to cope with change and challenges, identifying emotional triggers that can make us aware of our own mental health and how we can access support for our self or somebody around you.

3.15 pm

SESSION 8: Training Initiatives – Nambal Resources & Quarries Pty Ltd
Speaker: Shane Hillhouse, Operations Manager

4.15 pm

Final Remarks from the Chair & Seminar Close
Please join us for networking drinks at the conclusion of the seminar.

6.00 pm

Event Concludes

Rydges Southbank 23 Palmer Street Townsville, QLD 4810 AUSTRALIA

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