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Mine Design Guidelines (MDG)15 Awareness Training

Course Overview

MDG15 Awareness training provides that provides a general working overview of the MDG15 Guidelines which relate to mobile and transportable plant used at surface mines, surface parts of underground coal mines, underground metalliferous mines and petroleum sites. The training course addresses both the electrical and mechanical components that are identified in the MDG15 Guidelines and aims to provide a general awareness to all workers.

The key areas that are addressed include:

  • Isolation
  • Fire
  • Safety critical systems
  • Human factors
  • Wheels, rims and tyres
  • Unplanned movements
  • Safe means of egress/access
  • Vibration/ergonomics
  • Proximity detection

This training is provided in a self-paced e-learning environment which generally takes 5 hours to complete. The package has four components a Mechanical and Electrical element each with a Part A and Part B.

The training package addresses both the electrical and mechanical components that are identified in the MDG15 Guidelines and aims to provide a general awareness to all workers.

The MDG15 mechanical component is intended for inspecting the mechanical components of mobile and transportable plant in regard to MDG15. It covers 6 main topics including:

  • General information and scope
  • Hazards associated with mobile and transportable plant
  • Design, manufacture and supply
  • Safe design of features
  • Safe design of specific types of plant
  • Use of mobile and transportable plant

The MDG15 electrical component is intended for inspecting the electrical components of mobile and transportable plant in regard to MDG15 to AS/NZS 4871.1 Electrical equipment for mines and quarries – General requirements and AS/NZS 4871.6 Diesel powered machinery and ancillary equipment. It covers 4 main topics including:

  • Scope and general requirements
  • Common requirements
  • Marking and labelling
  • Documentation

Pre-Requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Price

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Enrolment

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Our training course is available online for registered participants.

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Murray Timpson

Director

B.Eng B.Bus MIEAust. CPEng NPER RPEQ

Using his extensive experience and knowledge, Murray manages client development and project delivery to key clients.
He has more than 26 years’ experience in control and power systems, high voltage, training, facilitation, supervision, heavy mobile equipment, fixed plant, project management, budgeting and fault-finding. Murray gains career satisfaction by taking years of knowledge and practical experience and developing training packages to train others in these special skills.
Prior to founding Slam Engineering, Murray held Superintendent and Specialist positions with Idemitsu, Rio Tinto, Vale and BMA. His engineering consultancy experience includes roles with WorleyParsons and Bechtel.
Murray is a Chartered Professional Engineer having attained dual degrees Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) and Bachelor Business from the University of Southern Queensland, he also maintains Electrical Engineers Certificate of Competency (Underground) for NSW and QLD. Murray has attained a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and holds Engineers Australia committee position on Standards Australia EL-023 : Electrical Equipment in Mines and Quarries. He is also the Co-President of MEMMES (Mining Electrical Mining Mechanical Engineering Society).
Murray enjoys mentoring young engineers towards attaining their professional goals. In his spare time, he enjoys boating, swimming and squash.