The department's Mines Safety Roadshows will be travelling across WA starting in October
|Date:||Tuesday, 29 August 2017|
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety's 13th annual Mines Safety Roadshow drives the importance of traffic management this October and November.
Starting in Kalgoorlie on 3 October, the roadshows then travel to Leonora, Newman, Cloudbreak, Tom Price, Karratha, Port Hedland, Bunbury, Mandurah and Geraldton, before finishing in Perth on 3 November.
The roadshows aim to raise awareness about mining-related safety and health issues, and includes the latest series of the Know your hazards safety videos.
Mines Safety Director and State Mining Engineer Andrew Chaplyn said traffic management would be an important focus for this year’s roadshow.
"There are a number of examples in Western Australia and around the world of serious incidents, injuries and fatalities involving vehicles on mine sites," Mr Chaplyn said.
"This is why this year we are concentrating on the importance of traffic management and how safe systems, safe vehicles and safe people can contribute to a safe mining operation."
The free event also includes an update from the regulator on what is happening in mine safety and health in Western Australia.
"The roadshow is an opportunity to network with other safety personnel and meet some of the department’s mines inspectors," Mr Chaplyn said.
"I encourage safety and health representatives, supervisors and others response for safety and health to attend."