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The following audits were undertaken on behalf of the coal mine:

  • Surface conveyor safety guards
  • Structural surface of buildings and associated structures at the Colliery area
  • Structural surface of buildings and associated structures at the Coal Handling Preparation Plant (CHPP)
  • Safety of machinery at the Coal Handling Preparation Plant (CHPP)
  • Underground conveyor safety guards.

SCOPE

Each area of audit took into account the relevant standards.

1. Surface conveyor safety guards audit

  • AS 1755: Conveyors – Safety requirements for the design, installation and guarding of Conveyors
  • AS 4024.1: Safety of machinery – General requirements for the design and construction of fixed and movable safety guards
  • AS 1657: Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders – Design, construction and installation
  • AS/NZS 4360: Risk Management.

New safety guard installed

2. Structural surface audit of buildings and associated structures of the Colliery area

  • AS 4100: Steel structures
  • AS 3600: Concrete structures
  • AS 1684: Residential timber-framed construction
  • AS 1657: Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders – Design, construction and installation
  • AS/NZS 4360: Risk Management.

3. Structural surface audit of buildings and associated structures of the Coal Handling Preparation Plant (CHPP)

  • AS 4100: Steel structures
  • AS 3600: Concrete structures
  • AS 1657: Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders – Design, construction and installation
  • AS/NZS 4360: Risk Management.

4. Safety of machinery at the Coal Handling Preparation Plant (CHPP)

  • AS 4024.1: Safety of machinery – General requirements for the design and construction of fixed and movable safety guards
  • AS 1657: Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders – Design, construction and installation
  • AS/NZS 4360: Risk Management.

5. Underground conveyors safety guards audit

  • AS 1755: Conveyors – Safety requirements for the design, installation and guarding of Conveyors
  • AS 4024.1: Safety of machinery – General requirements for the design and construction of fixed and movable safety guards
  • AS 1657: Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders – Design, construction and installation
  • AS/NZS 4360: Risk Management.

ACHIEVEMENTS

The audits resulted in the following outcomes for Peabody Energy:

  • improved safety
  • assets protected and lifetime extended
  • site complies with Australian standards.

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