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11 APRIL 2018

Safety bulletin: 

Positive communication failures result in collisions

Incidents: Left: A haul truck hit a grader. Right: Two trucks collide. Photos courtesy of the mines.


The NSW Resources Regulator has noted from several incidents that breakdowns in positive communications have resulted in a collision between items of plant. In each circumstance, an operator proceeded into shared areas without making positive communication with another operator.

In the safety bulletin published today, the regulator identified recent incidents in which a lack of positive communications was a repeated factor in collisions, high volumes of radio traffic prevented communication to avoid a collision and operators used different channels within the same operating area.

Further information and recommendations
For further incident details and Resources Regulator recommendations to industry, download the full version of the safety bulletin using the link below.
Download safety bulletin [PDF, 272Kb]
NSW Government,
Further contact info:
Resources Regulator | Phone: 1300 814 609

Regional NSW, Resources Regulator
516 High St
Maitland, New South Wales 2320

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