The operability and maintainability analysis technique: A new approach to improve prevention through design across the life cycle of mobile equipment used in mining

Cooke,Tristan and Horberry, Tim (2010). The operability and maintainability analysis technique: A new approach to improve prevention through design across the life cycle of mobile equipment used in mining. In: Robin Burgess-Limerick, Safer and More Productive Workplaces - Proceedings of the 46th Annual ! ! Conference of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia. HFESA 46th Annual Conference, Sunshine Coast, Qld., Australia, (65-78). 31 October-3 November 2010.


Author Cooke,Tristan
Horberry, Tim
Title of paper The operability and maintainability analysis technique: A new approach to improve prevention through design across the life cycle of mobile equipment used in mining
Conference name HFESA 46th Annual Conference
Conference location Sunshine Coast, Qld., Australia
Conference dates 31 October-3 November 2010
Proceedings title Safer and More Productive Workplaces - Proceedings of the 46th Annual ! ! Conference of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia
Journal name 46th Annual Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia Conference 2010, HFESA 2010
Place of Publication Sydney
Publisher Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia Inc
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 0980306388
Editor Robin Burgess-Limerick
Start page 65
End page 78
Total pages 4
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Mining continues to be over-represented in worldwide fatality and injury statistics. Many incidents involve mobile mining equipment, such as haul trucks, bulldozers and excavators. The unanticipated actions of people are a factor in many of these incidents. Therefore, improving prediction of the actions of users will help mitigation of safety risks though equipment design alterations. This general process is often known as Prevention through Design (PtD) - in effect it is ultimately about designing safe behavior by means of designing safe equipment. However, the effectiveness of risk control measures will vary considerably due to mine site factors. Therefore, tools to assist PtD must be considered through the entire life cycle of mining equipment. This paper will describe a tool designed for this purpose. The Operability and Maintainability Analysis Technique (OMAT) combines the application of qualitative risk management, used commonly in mining, and Human Factors Task Analysis. In addition to explaining the process, this paper will describe some case studies where it has been successfully applied, primarily around issues of access
and egress. OMAT proved to be superior to traditional risk assessment methods and has resulted in a number of design changes to improve safety.
Keyword Prevention through Design
Task Analysis
Risk Assessment
Mining
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
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