Industry scale knowledge management: RISKGATE and Australian coal operations

Kirsch, P. A., Harris, J., Sprott, D. and Cliff, D. (2013). Industry scale knowledge management: RISKGATE and Australian coal operations. In: 23rd World Mining Congress 2013 Proceedings. 23rd World Mining Congress, Montreal, Canada, (1-10). 11-15 August 2013.

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Author Kirsch, P. A.
Harris, J.
Sprott, D.
Cliff, D.
Title of paper Industry scale knowledge management: RISKGATE and Australian coal operations
Conference name 23rd World Mining Congress
Conference location Montreal, Canada
Conference dates 11-15 August 2013
Proceedings title 23rd World Mining Congress 2013 Proceedings
Place of Publication Montreal, Canada
Publisher Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781926872155
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
RISKGATE is an interactive online risk management system developed by the Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre (MISHC; University of Queensland) to assist the mining industry in implementing continual improvement in management of major unwanted events so maximising health and safety performance. A comprehensive knowledge base has been captured for risk management of tyres, collisions, fires, isolation, strata underground, ground control open cut, explosions, explosives, manual tasks and slips/trips/falls. This will be extended to outburst, coal burst and bumps, interface displays and controls, tailings dams and inrush in 2013 research activities.

RISKGATE generates substantive and leading edge controls to assist industry stakeholders in the design, management and reporting of organisational and regulatory compliance requirements. From a broader industry perspective, RISKGATE provides an environment for knowledge capture and knowledge exchange to drive innovation and best practice in the identification, assessment and management of risk. By capturing operational knowledge from industry experts, RISKGATE provides a cumulative corporate memory at a time of high personnel turnover in the coal industry.

All major Australian mining companies are contributing topic experts to this broad industry initiative. In the first 24 months, nine coal mining companies nominated over 80 different experts who contributed over 400 days of individual time to the research workshops. RISKGATE is the largest single Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP) occupational health and safety (OHS) initiative to date.
Keyword Risk management
Corporate memory
Control effectiveness
Work safety in coal
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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