From the Secretariat – Issue 86

By on May 26, 2016

Importance of CMPA Guidelines

DR ELIZABETH GIBSON, General Manager of the CMPA summarises the new guidelines produced by the CMPA. 

The CMPA has been working hard over the past 2 years at producing user-friendly Guidelines on crucial aspects of the construction materials industry to support Members in meeting the requirements of Victorian legislation. These documents, available through CMPA, have been developed via workshops using the combined knowledge of those working within the industry:

Guarding Plant and Equipment in the Construction Materials Industry 2014:
This guideline focuses on the guarding requirements for fixed plant and equipment in the construction materials industry.
Blast Management Plan Template in the Construction Materials Industry 2015:
This guideline provides a template for a Blast Management Plan.

Traffic Management in the Construction Materials Industry 2015:
This guideline provides information for developing a Traffic Management Plan.

Working Safely with Geotechnical Risk in Quarries 2016:
This guideline is to ensure geotechnical hazards associated with quarry ground movement and quarry operations are identified, assessed where required and controlled in a manner to reduce the risk of personal or vehicle engulfment. Additionally, quarry infrastructure is established in a manner so as to prevent vehicles which have lost control, or persons working close to edges from falling to another level.

Dust Management Guideline 2016:
This guideline covers the health risks and environmental impacts and their associated controls from both a workplace and a community perspective.

Training for these guidelines has been conducted. The latest being workshops for Working Safely with Geotechnical Risk in Quarries and Dust Management (12 May 2016) which were held in Bendigo. They were attended by a number of representatives from quarries in addition to representatives from WorkSafe and Earth Resources Regulation Branch.

Further training in these guidelines will be conducted for Members if there is enough interest generated – just call the Secretariat!

CMPA is proposing to produce further guidelines in 2016/17:
Noise management, Progressive rehabilitation of quarries and Community engagement.

PHOTO: CMPA Guidelines

CMPA Guidelines

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