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Are your Statutory and Itinerant Classified Plant Record Books compliant?

You may have Classified Plant Record Books, but are they set up correctly? AME have become aware that whilst some sites are improving on maintaining plant records – the record books themselves are not always compliant with industry standards. By law, under Reg 6.40(2) of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations, inspections of registerable classified plant must be recorded in a classified plant record book kept for that purpose at the minesite. The details of the inspection, including the date of the inspection and ... Read more

What is Root Cause Analysis (RCA)?

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is an inspection technique performed to identify all the contributing factors in an incident and determine the root cause for why a failure occurred. AME have a simple but very effective methodology for determining the actual root cause of an incident. Whilst identifying and fixing the failure that has led to an incident is necessary, isolating the root cause is essential to preventing reoccurrence. Jumping to conclusions without further detailed Root Cause Analysis can prove very costly in ... Read more

Case Study: Classified Plant Inspection

AME’s Plant Inspectors are highly experienced and competent in conducting statutory inspections in line with the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations (MSIR 1995) and relevant Australian Standards. In this case study, AME Inspector Wayne Carter recently performed a Classified Plant Inspection at a gas turbine power station to ensure compliance with classified plant requirements at the site prior to the commencement of operation. Download the case study for more information on the scope of work, regulations and plant involved. Download For more information on ... Read more