Safety alert database searchSafety Bulletins contain information relating to mine safety issues. They are similar to Safety Alerts but are not directly linked to a specific incident. (Please note that Safety Bulletins commenced in 2006.)

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No. Title Released Details
SB15-05 Plant contacting overhead powerlines and structures 22 May 2015 PDF 217.7 KB
SB15-04 Collisions of mobile elevated work platforms increasing 22 May 2015 PDF 308.5 KB
SB15-03 Fires ignite while refuelling mobile plant with quick-fill fuel systems 07 May 2015 PDF 220.7 KB
SB15-02 Stored energy in u-shaped cable bolt packaging 04 Mar 2015 PDF 110.3 KB
SB15-01 Rollover of load shifting equipment 12 Jan 2015 PDF 834.4 KB
SB14-02 Drilling material contains asbestos - amended 08 Apr 2014 PDF 105.0 KB
SB14-01 Exposure to dust and gases 15 Jan 2014 PDF 238.9 KB
SB13-05 Underground fires 26 Nov 2013 PDF 1.7 MB
SB13-04 Sealing goaf and mined out areas 29 Aug 2013 PDF 65.3 KB
SB13-03 Diesel emissions in mines 14 Jun 2013 PDF 88.8 KB
SB13-02 Unplanned movements of vehicles - too many near misses 03 Jun 2013 PDF 68.1 KB
SB13-01 Fluid injections result in surgery 07 May 2013 PDF 269.2 KB
SB12-03 Fluid power isolation failures 20 Nov 2012 PDF 135.3 KB
SB12-02 Interaction of explosion protected electrical equipment and pneumatic controls 18 Apr 2012 PDF 99.4 KB
SB12-01 In-Service failures of explosion protected diesel engine systems during 2010 and 2011 19 Mar 2012 PDF 604.8 KB
SB11-04 Electrical hazards associated with VSDs and earth fault current limited systems 21 Dec 2011 PDF 69.0 KB
SB11-03 240V Portable welding machines 19 Aug 2011 PDF 106.5 KB
SB11-02 Failure of explosion protection characteristics of flameproof equipment 08 Jul 2011 PDF 168.8 KB
SB11-01 Drill rig operator sustains a serious hand injury 24 Jun 2011 PDF 138.8 KB
SB10-08 Bullying or victimisation at the workplace 18 Nov 2010 PDF 46.7 KB
SB10-07 Repair and overhaul of electrical explosion-protected equipment 01 Jul 2010 PDF 84.7 KB
SB10-06 Failures of explosion protected diesel engine systems 19 Mar 2010 PDF 106.8 KB
SB10-05 Airborne dust - inhalable dust control 04 Mar 2010 PDF 53.2 KB
SB10-04 Two-post light vehicle maintenance hoists 28 Jan 2010 PDF 94.7 KB
SB10-03 Mobile plant - safety critical systems 07 Jan 2010 PDF 87.4 KB
SB10-02 Handling earthmoving equipment tyres 07 Jan 2010 PDF 64.5 KB
SB10-01 Brake problems associated with road registered truck use at mines 07 Jan 2010 PDF 49.2 KB
SB09-05 Failure of mobile equipment braking systems and procedures 18 Dec 2009 PDF 109.2 KB
SB09-04 Human interaction with backhoes and excavators 22 Oct 2009 PDF 578.6 KB
SB09-03 Broken pull chain results in fatality 23 Sep 2009 PDF 70.9 KB
SB09-02 Mobile equipment contact with high-voltage overhead powerlines 01 Sep 2009 PDF 109.7 KB
SB09-01 Fatality involving mobile crushing plant 30 Jan 2009 PDF 67.0 KB
SB08-08 Mineworkers injured in machinery crush zones 11 Nov 2008 PDF 77.8 KB
SB08-07 Failure of fire suppression system on rear dump truck 01 Aug 2008 PDF 70.4 KB
SB08-06 Working near quarry benches 01 Jul 2008 PDF 157.2 KB
SB08-05 In-service failures of explosion-protected diesel engine systems 20 May 2008 PDF 83.5 KB
SB08-04 Unplanned movement of shuttle cars 05 May 2008 PDF 60.2 KB
SB08-03 Vehicle-mobile plant support stands 11 Apr 2008 PDF 70.8 KB
SB08-02 Safe use of flameproof headlights 14 Feb 2008 PDF 78.5 KB
SB08-01 Operator behaviour around remote control equipment PDF 41.8 KB
SB07-11 Operator protective devices on mobile plant in underground coal mines 28 Nov 2007 PDF 121.8 KB
SB07-10 Hazardous energy control 02 Nov 2007 PDF 63.5 KB
SB07-09 Fatality involving loader 24 Sep 2007 PDF 67.6 KB
SB07-08 Portable power tools 24 Aug 2007 PDF 940.4 KB
SB07-07 Strata support failure 10 Aug 2007 PDF 52.1 KB
SB07-06 Electrical fuse safety 10 Aug 2007 PDF 177.0 KB
SB07-05 Electric shocks 26 Jun 2007 PDF 64.0 KB
SB07-04 Safe use of electric welders 26 Jun 2007 PDF 80.1 KB
SB07-03 Unplanned movement of plant 15 Jun 2007 PDF 70.2 KB
SB07-02 Free-steered vehicles used in underground coal mines - electrical circuits 24 Jan 2007 PDF 77.3 KB
SB07-01 Cover your vehicle load safely 04 Jan 2007 PDF 87.5 KB
SB06-05 Storing explosives 26 May 2006 PDF 76.1 KB
SB06-03 Histoplasmosis - exploration hazard 10 Apr 2006 PDF 76.3 KB
SB06-02 Hard hat expiry date 09 Mar 2006 PDF 62.9 KB
SB06-01 Operator and passenger restraint and protection devices 13 Feb 2006 PDF 128.5 KB