EDEEP - an innovative process for improving the safety of mining equipment

Burgess-Limerick, Robin, Joy, Jim, Cooke, Tristan and Horberry, Tim (2012) EDEEP - an innovative process for improving the safety of mining equipment. Minerals, 2 4: 272-282. doi:10.3390/min2040272

Author Burgess-Limerick, Robin
Joy, Jim
Cooke, Tristan
Horberry, Tim
Title EDEEP - an innovative process for improving the safety of mining equipment
Journal name Minerals   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2075-163X
Publication date 2012-10-15
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3390/min2040272
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 2
Issue 4
Start page 272
End page 282
Total pages 11
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publisher M D P I AG
Language eng
Abstract Fifteen multi-national mining companies are currently members of the Earth Moving Equipment Safety Round Table (EMESRT). Formed in 2006, EMESRT engages with mining equipment manufacturers with the aim of accelerating improvements in the safe design of mining equipment. An initial stage in this process was to communicate industry understanding of the risks in the form of ―design philosophies‖ that describe potential unwanted events in eight hazard categories. A technique for analysing risks associated with operation and maintenance tasks, the Operability and Maintainability Analysis Technique (OMAT), was subsequently developed and trialed. The next step is the EMESRT Design Evaluation for Equipment Procurement (EDEEP) process. The aims of requesting manufacturers to follow this process are to provide equipment purchasers with a common way of assessing how well the issues in the EMESRT Design Philosophies are addressed in the equipment design; and to provide manufacturers with additional information for use during equipment design. The process involves identifying priority tasks based on frequency and severity of the consequences of potential unwanted events identified in the EMESRT Design Philosophies; undertaking a task-based risk assessment of priority tasks in conjunction with site-based personnel; evaluating the effectiveness of control measures; and providing information about safe design features in a standardised format.
Keyword Equipment design
Risk assessment
Safe design
Injury prevention
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Wed, 14 Nov 2012, 21:31:01 EST by Dr Robin Burgess-limerick on behalf of Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre