Conveyor Assessments

Conveyors are used in mining to effectively and efficiently move large amounts of material throughout a worksite. However, improperly guarded conveyors present a significant hazard to workers. Incidents such as being caught in, or pulled into conveyors, can easily result in severe consequences like amputations, fractures and fatalities.

Conveyor Assessment Services

Workplace Safety North’s (WSN) consultants conduct site visits to evaluate a company’s conveyor system and help verify compliance and hazard control. WSN’s Conveyor Assessment is a point-in-time assessment based on compliance requirements and best practices from:

  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act

  • Regulation 854, Mines and Mining Plants

  • Regulation 851, Industrial Establishments

  • CSA Standard Z432-04: Safe Guarding of Machinery

  • Industry Best Practices

Each firm is provided with a comprehensive, detailed report. The report provides the location and accompanying photograph of any compliance deficiencies and/or opportunities for improvement. Each discovered item is documented and referenced to the applicable legislation or best practice. In addition, the client is provided with a template to generate a company Action Plan following the assessment.


Costs are dependent on the scope of the assessment. WSN is a not-for-profit organization; fees are set to cover the costs of consumables, travel, hotel accommodation and administrative time for report writing.