WorkSafe is issuing an alert about controlling the risks associated with sleeping shots in mining and quarry blasting operations.
It is my pleasure to inform the house about how this Government is supporting the
extractives industry to supply Victorian businesses and families with affordable sand,
gravel and hard rock needed for construction.
A successful CMPA Noise Management Webinar was held a few weeks ago and two new Guidelines were produced.
- Workplace Noise Management Guideline
- Environmental Noise Management Guideline
These Guidelines, together with the CMPA’s Work Safely Reference Manual aims to support CMPA members in meeting the requirements of the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 and the Victorian Environment Protection Act 2017.
The CMPA endeavours to:
- Provide members with appropriate management practices required to minimise potential health risks or environmental impacts associated with noise arising from construction materials industry operations; and
- Assist members in establishing and maintaining a Work Plan that defines operational activity so as to obtain and sustain an Extractive Industry Work Authority.
Both documents can be downloaded
Maintenance is a critical part of the smooth running of Victoria’s road network. A functioning and well-maintained network supports safer and more reliable journeys for all road users, whether you’re driving a car or truck, riding a bike or crossing the street.
Plant, materials and equipment will also come under pressure
Materials demand accounts for the second largest proportion of expenditure in the pipeline over the next five years. Demand for materials is projected to grow for three consecutive years, representing annual average growth of just over 30 per cent per annum between 2021 and 2023.
Demand for quarried material and cement are likely to produce the most significant challenges due to their reliance on local supply chains. Steel, bitumen and electrical control equipment are likely to be exposed to international demand and supply chain pressures.
The increasing and significant concentration of mega-projects, transport and rail investment drives unprecedented demand for materials. This includes an average annual growth rate for rock/bluestone approaching 60 per cent over the next three years. Demand for rail track will grow by 250 per cent over the three-year period.
Quarrying News from the Victorian Government
Victoria’s PBS Industry Guide & New PBS Level 3A Networks
The Department of Transport is excited to share the launch of Victoria’s PBS Industry Guide – Operating a Performance-Based Standards vehicle in Victoria.
The Industry Guide has been developed in collaboration with current PBS assessors and operators, in an effort to simplify all steps throughout the PBS process. From vehicle design and approval, to network access and renewals – The Industry Guide highlights the considerations that must be made when determining if PBS is right for your business.
Operating a Performance-Based Standards vehicle in Victoria can be found on the Department of Transport’s Heavy vehicles page.
The Department of Transport also launched 7 new PBS Level 3A Gazetted networks. These new Level 3A maps will provide greater flexibility to operators moving different commodities such as liquid and general freight.
The new networks are published under the PBS Level 3 tab on the VicRoads PBS and HPFV Combinations page.
A great day was had by all who attended the Water Management Workshop at Bendigo All Seasons Resort back on the 25th November 2021.
We started our day early with a site visit to Allstone Quarries, where Brad Carr and the team ran us through their Water Management systems followed by some great presentations by Valenza Engineering, All Stone Quarries, ERR, CMA & EPA.
The CMPA would also like to send a big thank you out to CDE Global & FUCHS Lubricants for sponsoring the event. It was a good day to catch up with fellow members, meet some new faces and enjoy some good food.
To stay up to date with the upcoming events visit our website https://lnkd.in/gw5g8Te
Businesses working with engineered stone will require a licence by 15 November 2022 under new regulations to help protect workers from exposure to deadly silica dust.
From May next year, the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment (Crystalline Silica) Regulations 2021 also introduce new duties for businesses across a range of industries that work with other materials containing silica – including quarrying, construction and tunnelling.
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