On Friday night TEAM Group (Aust) successfully won the 2016 Australian Mining Prospect Awards - Excellence in Mine Safety - OH& S for our Stacker and Reclaimer Project at Grosvenor Mine for Anglo American.
What did we do to win the award?
TEAM recently completed the erection of two stackers and two reclaimers at Anglo American’s new Grosvenor Mine near Moranbah, Bowen Basin in Central Queensland. The works were completed between September 2014 and April 2016 with a total of approximately 300,000 man hours onsite and offsite works with no Lost Time Injuries for any of our employees or subcontractors.
The project involved the unloading, transporting, reloading and unloading of heavy components and “Oversize Transport Loads”. The total weight of the four machines was 3,130 Tonnes. The components varied in size from Bridge Reclaimer - 950T, Portal Reclaimer – 980T, 2 x Luffing and Slewing Stackers – 600T each to smaller componentary.
In the course of the project there were over 670 major crane lifts, each one posing a challenge to the safety of personnel and the equipment involved. We had to be satisfied that each lift was conducted in the safest possible manner due to the close proximity to other workers while at the same time not adversely impacting the productivity of the project.
In conjunction with the client we developed an innovative approach to use 3D modelling and animation for our lifts. We used these models and regular meetings with all the stakeholders involved - from the client down to the operators so that everyone involved had ownership of the outcome, knew in advance what was planned and what was expected of them and everyone was thinking safety first.