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MDG15 ASSESSMENT PURPOSE

NOTE: THIS IS AN OPTIONAL ASSESSMENT PUIRPOSE – PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE IT SWITCHED ON FOR YOU

 

If you are involved in or supply equipment to the mining and extractive industries in NSW, you will have encountered MDG15.

 

MDG is an acronym that stands for Mining Design Guideline, a term coined by the Mines Safety Regulator in NSW.

 

MDGs contain comprehensive guidance on specific safety issues, and are being increasingly used outside of NSW where the local
jurisdiction does not have definitive guidelines in a particular area.

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MDG 15 (Guideline for Mobile and Transportable Equipment for Use in Mines) sets out the safety requirements for the design, manufacture and
operation of Mobile and Transportable Equipment for Use in Mines. MDG15 was first published in 1992, and revised in 1994, 1997 and 2002.

 

Plant Assessor has developed a special assessment purpose which incorporates the specific additional requirements of MDG15 over and above a
standard Plant Assessor assessment.

 

As this is a special assessment purpose and contains quite considerable additional inspection items, we have chosen to make it an opt-in
assessment purpose so as to avoid any confusion amongst users that have no need for MDG15 assessments.

 

Some of the questions in a MDG15 assessment will require reference to OEM manuals, removing of guards and covers, and in some instances
confirming certain matters with the machine’s manufacturer to ensure that the requirements are met.

 

The table below provides an overview of the more detailed application of existing PA requirements and mine department specific requirements.

 

MDG15 – ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS

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PLANT ASSESSOR WA MINING ASSESSMENT

 

With many of our clients heavily involved with mining and mining construction in Western Australia, there has been significant interest in us
developing an assessment purpose specific to the WA Mines Safety Inspection Act & Regulations (1994 & 1995).

 

Plant Assessor has developed a special assessment purpose which incorporates the specific additional requirements of the WA Mines Safety Act
and Regulations over and above a standard Plant Assessor assessment.

 

We are thankful for the expertise of our authorized partners in WA, Asset Management Engineers (AME) in reviewing the WA Mining Purpose.

 

AME are WA’s most experienced classified plant inspection firm, and are able to conduct on site Plant Assessor inspections for WA clients.

 

As this is a special assessment purpose and contains quite considerable additional inspection items, we have chosen to make it an opt-in
assessment purpose so as to avoid any confusion amongst users that have no need for WA Mining assessments.

 

Some of the questions in a WA Mining assessment require reference to OEM manuals, removing of guards and covers, and in some instances
confirming certain matters with the machine’s manufacturer to ensure that the requirements are met.

 

The table below provides an overview of the more detailed application of existing PA requirements and mine department specific requirements.

 

WA MINING – ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS –  see table above

Disclaimer: This information is intended to provide general information on the subject matter. This is not intended as legal or expert advice for your specific situation. You should seek professional advice before acting or relying on the content of this information.

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