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Category: Mining bulletin

Safety alert – ‘Norfolk Range’ large wheeled dry powder fire extinguishers manufactured before 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Norfolk Range large dry powder fire extinguishers, manufactured before 2009 by UK Fire International Ltd, may be affected by moisture ingress at a threaded joint at the base of the unit, rendering the unit inoperable.

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Safety notice: Earth Moving Machinery – changes to visibility requirements

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

There have been an unacceptable number of accidents related to visibility. Manufacturers and importers of Earth Moving Machinery should review the conformity assessment of their product ranges in respect of visibility from the operator’s position to ensure continued compliance.

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Safety alert – MSA SavOx oxygen self rescuer unit

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

There is a risk of MSA SavOx units catching fire if the wearer does not follow start up procedures. Action required to ensure that all users of SavOx units are trained and have been assessed to be competent in the use of the unit and understand the importance of following the correct start up procedure.

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Safety notice – Mobile crushing plant

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

There is potential, on some mobile crushers, for unintended movement of a machine track if an earth/ground fault occurs because of damage to the outer sheath and insulation of the electrical cable that controls the proportional control valve for the track.

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HSE issues gas detector safety alert

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

This alert is to warn workers using a Status Mentor PGD2 gas detector that some of them may be giving false readings due to software configuration. None of these gas detector should be used until its software and configuration has been verified.

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