Eliminate equipment injuries in your workplace
Mobile equipment is the one of the leading causes of serious injury in Ontario’s mining industry. With thousands of vehicles operating in underground and surface mines, key issues include:
- Restricted visibility leading to collisions with people, other equipment and objects
- Inadequate maintenance and improper operation
- Lack of appropriate signage, training and adherence to procedures
Mobile Equipment Assessment
Workplace Safety North delivers a mobile equipment assessment that measures the quality of the safety program related to mine haulage and service equipment. The assessment process includes:
Review of policies related to mobile equipment use
Review of procedures in place to ensure safe use of mobile equipment
Review of maintenance and inspection activities to ensure the mobile equipment is safe
Review of procedures in place to ensure new or contracted equipment meets the
Assessment of company standards in light of legislated requirements and industry practices
Assessment of how well the workers understand and comply with the company mobile
A visual inspection of the workplace
Recommendations are presented, complete with observations of any areas out of compliance, in a comprehensive, confidential report which follows the visit. A sample of the report is provided below.
The assessment is a service provided by WSN with a fee to cover cost of consumables, travel, hotel accommodation and meals of personnel. Travel time and associated costs are estimated from Sudbury.