EMESRT capitalises on industry engagement in addressing known tyre-handling fatality exposures

Over the past two days (19 – 20 Sep), 28 individuals representing 16 entities attended a two-day tyre and rim workshop in Brisbane. The two-day workshop enabled EMESRT to capitalise on industry engagement and make progress in addressing known fatality exposures from OTR tyre handling operations.

Workshop focus:

  • Examine the Control Framework as it relates to OTR tyre handling: to validate or elaborate, based on new learnings and insights
  • Reviewed the animated scenarios for proof-of-concept and validation of the formative learning material embedded in interactive product viewers (IPV) from different points of view of those involved in tyre handling operations (the equipment operator, the technician as a ‘spotter’, and the bird’s-eye macro view of operations, maintenance managers, or designers)
  • Discuss other scenarios that give rise to known fatality exposures: different situations (like removing chains from OTR tyres), alternative equipment configurations, and new environments or environmental conditions
  • Consider proof-of-concept considerations (technical and human factors support) for remote visual guidance to aid efficiency in operations (remote mentoring of live work and of the now education content)
  • Discuss health and safety implications and determine the next path(s) forward in these projects

EMESRT project lead, and Glencore representative, Tony Egan, said the journey over the last few years has generated a substantial body of knowledge in a form that is readily relatable to the range of stakeholders. From developing the control framework and identifying failure modes to documenting problem-based design statements, all of this information is readily available to the industry via the EMESRT website and will be updated as we gather more detail.

One workshop participant commented that they really like the problem-based design statements as they can be used as conversation starters with the tyre and rim contractors on site and build on the control failure modes as part of their in-field (critical control) assessments.

In the workshop feedback session, the attendees commented that they appreciated their involvement in the process and the outcomes achieved. They indicated ongoing support in future planned activities.

For more information regarding the tyre and rim project or other EMESRT initiatives please click on the Initiatives tab located in the top navigation menu or send an email to enquiries@emesrt.org.