Modern Quarrying

by Jaco Swartz, Legislative Compliance Specialists (Pty) Ltd

Part 1 of the above paper published in the November 2017 issue of Modern Quarrying discussed the reasons behind health and safety legislation, the relationship between the employer and the employee and important sections of the Mine Health and Safety Act. Part II in this issue takes the history of the development of mining health and safety legislation further.

Vehicles in Scania’s construction range are rugged, robust and reliable. Known for their excellent manoeuvrability and handling, they are well suited for hard work in the most challenging conditions. Key benefits include reliable back up, increased payload and impressive fuel savings – all of which was confirmed by Modern Quarrying’s recent visit to Haw & Inglis (H&I) in Durbanville, Cape Town.

It is always lovely to hear about our quarrymen who have made good in other parts of the world, and a while back Eike Grunwald, whom many of our older industry members will know, let Modern Quarrying know of a visit he had paid to Ireland recently as part of a European vacation. There he caught up with an old friend and colleague Rod Taylor who, some 16 years back was quarry manager at Ridgeview and Rooikraal before emigrating to Ireland.

As this is the first issue of the year, Modern Quarrying would like to reiterate the importance of joining an association like Aspasa, and to underline the advantages, which include:

Although transfer points potentially contribute to some of the highest maintenance costs on a mine, engineers seldom view transfer systems as a critical element of the minerals processing system. So, says Mark Baller, MD of Weba Chute Systems, who maintains that transfer points — by the very nature of their application — should be viewed with the same level of importance as any other machinery in the minerals processing cycle.

FLSmidth board member and former CEO of BHP Marius Kloppers, was recently inaugurated in the South Africa Mining Hall of Fame by the Joburg Mining Indaba 2017 in South Africa.

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