Playing with fire

By Robyn Grimsley

Fire is a notable hazard anywhere that plant machinery and vehicles are in use, and quarries are no different. The extremely dry conditions experienced in parts of the country make this issue more pressing than ever.

First line of defence: ensuring health and safety

By Robyn Grimsley

Each year, all members of surface mining industry body Aspasa open their sites to undergo a health and safety audit, conducted by Marius van Deventer from Quality Business Solutions, an independent consultant contracted by Aspasa. Last year, Quarry Southern Africa attended one of these audits to learn what they entail.

Close enough to touch

By Robyn Grimsley

In almost three years since the promulgation of legislation that mandated the use of proximity detection systems on trackless mobile machinery, much has changed as vehicle and PDS OEMs work together with customers to ensure that systems are ready for rollout ahead of next year’s deadline.

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