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Uniform workplace health & safety laws

The peak resource industry body, the NSW Minerals Council, says the introduction of new uniform workplace health and safety laws in NSW will bring the state into the 21st century.
It says Australia has been putting workers and businesses at risk by having separate laws for each state.
“The minerals industry, like many others, straddles a number of  jurisdictions. Having nine different systems across the country is bad for business, bad for our workforce and bad for workplace safety,”ť NSW Minerals Council’s acting chief executive said.

“The new national OHS laws will achieve better health and safety outcomes for workers by reducing red tape and allowing both employers and employees to focus on continuous improvement and best practice rather than simply compliance.

The NSW Minerals Council believes the new legislation will be a giant step towards the goal of “zero harm”ť it is constantly working towards.

“Safety is the number one priority of the minerals industry now and will remain our top priority under the new harmonised national laws.

Zero injuries for mining is target

“The Australian minerals industry is the safest in the world.

“We are continually striving to reach our target of zero injuries and the new Model Act will help the industry continue its journey toward that goal.”ť

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Mining Job Information


Learn more about the Bowen Basin mining location.

The Bowen Basin contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. This major coal producing region contains one of the world’s largest deposits of bituminous coal.

The Basin contains much of the known Permian coal resources in Queensland including virtually all of the known mineable prime coking coal. It was named for the Bowen River, itself named after Queensland’s first Governor, Sir George Bowen.

The Bowen Basin covers an area of over 60,000 square kilometres in Central Queensland running from Collinsville to Theodore and is dotted with many coal mines operated by multiple mining companies.

Caterpillar Haul truck 793

Caterpillar Haul truck 793

The 793F has a load cpacityof 226.8 ton (US) and a top speed of 60 kilometres an hour. It's a turbocharged air-to-air aftercooled diesel engine that has enhanced power management capability for maximum hauling performance. The C175-16 is a 16-cylinder, four-stroke design that uses long, effective power strokes for optimum efficiency.

The 793F, is an autonomous-driven truck. Over 100 793F trucks are now operating via Command for hauling, the Cat autonomous truck operations system, which is a part of Cat MineStar™

Read more about the CAT 793 automomous mining dump truck on our website.

Resources and Infrastructure Industry (RII)

Commonly refered to as Black Coal Competency (BCC), the RII competency is one that can be attained by an operator who has previously worked in the industry and has completed a number of operating hours on various types of machinery.

RII competency is granted to prove correct and safe operation of mine site machinery. It is a very useful qualification to have, as it confirms the operator has the required experience and expertise.

Find out more about RII Competencies here

You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.

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