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Introduction and contextualising the standard

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  • What are Australian standards?
  • Legislative responsibilities
  • Comparison of AS1755 – 1986 to AS1755 – 2000
  • Navigating AS1755 and scope of Standard
  • Grey areas of AS1755
  • Key definitions of AS1755
   
 

Design requirements of AS1755

 
  • Operating loads
  • Anti-runback design and placement
  • Underground coal requirements
  • Industry best practice ideas in parallel to AS1755
   
 

Access requirements of AS1755

 
  • Operating clearances
  • Maintenance considerations for walkways
  • The importance of drains
  • Lighting around conveyors
   
 

Control systems and environmental requirements

 
  • Prestart warnings
  • Conveyor Isolation
  • Protective stop systems
  • Fire protection and fire fighting
   
 

Emergency stops

 
  • Lanyards and push buttons
  • Positioning requirements
  • Force parameters for operation
  • Common errors in installation
  • Industry best practice ideas in parallel to AS1755
  • Other emergency stop designs
  • Emergency stop signage
   
 

Guarding considerations

 
  • Items to be guarded
  • Lift-off vs fixed guarding
  • Guard fastening methods
  • Rules of thumb for guard design
  • Interpreting guard design tables in AS1755
  • Guard strength requirements
  • Guard design comparisons
  • High risk guarding locations
  • Inspection doors
  • Lubrication points
   
 

Signage requirements

 
  • Mandatory conveyor signage
  • Recommended conveyor signage
   
 

Section 6 – Documentation requirements

 
  • Requirements of section 6 
  • Reference standards 
   
 

The perfect conveyor

 

This session will detail how to create the perfectly compliant ASA1755 conveyor

   
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