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                        MDG15 assessment purpose

                        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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                        MDG15 (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

                        Requirement Explanation
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                        Produce a plant safety file including the following information:

                        • Design documents
                        • Design registration & item registration
                        • Risk documents
                        • Maintenance records
                        • Accident register

                        Install compliance plate on machine with the following information as a minimum:

                        • Date of manufacture
                        • Serial number
                        • Tare & gross of machine
                        • Axle loads
                        • Maximum number of people for which seating is provided
                        Emergency stop devices

                        Ensure that at least two emergency stop devices are installed in the normal operator area adjacent the boarding point to the machine.

                        Fire suppression

                        Ensure that fire suppression system is fitted with a manual trigger point in the operator cabin and adjacent the boarding point is fitted.

                        Ensure that a fail safe valve is fitted to the fuel supply line for machines with an internal combustion engine.

                        Ensure that automatic fire suppression system is fitted with alarm, power shut down device and engine shut down device with appropriate timing depending on machine type.

                        Fire resistance

                        Ensure that engine compartment and operator area are separated by minimum 2hr fire resistant fire wall.

                        Ensure that engine compartment and operator means of egress have minimum 2hr fire resistant shield.

                        Fuel lines

                        Ensure all fuel lines are metal or metal braided.

                        Fluid & pneumatic lines

                        Ensure that all fluid & pneumatic lines are routed separately, fire resistant and labelled.

                        Pressure systems

                        Ensure that it is possible to relieve the pressure from hydraulic systems, steering systems, accumulators and pressurised fuel tanks from the vicinity of one of the emergency stop points at ground level.

                        Lighting

                        If machine is capable of more than 8 km/hr then dual globes must be fitted to blinkers, services brake and retardation lights.

                        Labelling

                        Ensure all isolation points and emergency egress locations are labelled with instruction and warning labels.

                        Ensure that accumulators and spring brake chambers are labelled.

                        Machine visibility Ensure machine extremities are delineated by lighting, reflectors or reflective tape.

                         

                        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 authorised partners in WA, Asset Management Engineers (AME) in reviewing the WA Mining Purpose.

                        AME is WA’s most experienced classified plant inspection firm, and is 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

                        The additional assessment requirements for WA Mining are the same as the additional assessment requirements for MDG15. See the table above for more information.

                         

                         


                        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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