Introduction by Master of Ceremonies Russell White, Managing Director, Driver Safety Australia CONFERENCE WELCOME Luca Rocchi, Co-Chair, Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference 2018 CONFERENCE OPENING
Dr Sean Brady – Managing Director, Brady Heywood Pty Ltd Sean is a forensic engineer that specialises in identifying the cause of structural engineering failures. He is a Board Member of the Society of Construction Law Australia and a Member of the Singapore International Mediation Centre’s panel of experts. He is a practising Chartered Professional Engineer, a member of the Editorial Board of the ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities and the ICE Forensic Engineering Journal. He has published internationally on forensics for both engineering and legal audiences and is a visiting lecturer at Queensland University of Technology’s Business School and the University of Melbourne’s Law School.
Kate du Preez, Commissioner, Office of the Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health
Carrying out routine tyre maintenance on mining equipment is the single most likely event to cause a fatality in an Australian mine. The statistics prove tyre maintenance is often a difficult, dangerous and hazardous task. This session will demonstrate the enormous amounts of energy that are released in a tyre explosion and highlight the relevant controls, why we need to have these in place to prevent such events occurring, and how such preventative measures have failed in the past. To demonstrate these points a scenario will be enacted that provides an opportunity for both a coal and a metalliferous-based rescue team to demonstrate an emergency response to a catastrophic tyre failure.
Mark Bartlett – General Manager, Health Safety & Security, Theiss Global Mining