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Understanding Conveyor Safety Requirements
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Understanding Conveyor Safety Requirements

A 1‐day detailed examination of conveyor safety requirements under AS4024. Attend this course to improve your understanding of AS4024 & to raise the standard of conveyors on your site. The standard is explained using a structured approach, with great examples from sites, & prompts for discussion of its commonly misinterpreted concepts

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Appreciate the intent of AS4024
  • Understand the legal obligations for conveyor designers and conveyor owners
  • Review the important differences between AS1755 – 1986 and AS1755 – 2000
  • Discuss examples of interpretation for access, emergency stops, guarding and signage
  • Recognise “grey” areas in AS4024 that could impact your performance
  • Review relevant conveyor incident and fatality statistics
  • Observe industry best practice safety solutions for high risk areas

About the Course

This course provides participants with a comprehensive review of the AS4024 standard and what conveyor designers and conveyor plant owners need to know about safety systems for their conveyors.

The standard is broken up into easy to understand sections. Each section is explained using examples from sites and direct extracts from AS4024. The primary focus is on troughed belt conveyors.

Safety systems to control high risk potential, such as conveyor emergency stops and conveyor guarding, are presented in the most detail. Andrew uses his background in conveyor condition monitoring and design to discuss different methods of guard design to suit the increasingly strict industrial safety requirements.

The course participant will learn about the importance of correct interpretation of AS4024 in the design phase of a conveyor project, but also learn ways to efficiently implement safety improvements to existing conveyor installations.

This 1-day course will provide the participant with a thorough working knowledge of the safety requirements of AS4024, and allow them to review the current safety levels for their conveyor designs or conveyor plant.

Who Will Benefit

Course Level: Intermediate/Advanced

This course will benefit those involved with designing, owning or maintaining conveyor systems.

Participants recommended to attend include

  • Plant and project managers or directors
  • Project and maintenance engineers designing belt conveying systems
  • Engineers who own and maintain belt conveyor systems

A CPD Course

Use this course to help fulfil your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) educational requirements to retain your professional/chartered status. Contact your relevant association to learn how

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Course Outline

Introduction and contextualising the standard

  • What are Australian standards?
  • Legislative responsibilities
  • Comparison of the former standards AS1755 – 1986 and AS1755 – 2000
  • Understanding the scope and intent of these new Standards
  • Key definitions of AS1755

Design requirements of AS4024

  • Design Risk Assessments
  • Operating loads
  • Anti-runback design and placement
  • Industry best practice ideas in parallel to AS4024

Access requirements of AS4024

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

Control systems and environmental

  • 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 AS4024
  • Other emergency stop designs

Safeguarding considerations

  • Items to be guarded
  • Lift-off vs fixed guarding
  • Guard fastening methods
  • Rules of thumb for guard design
  • Interpreting guard design tables in AS4024
  • Guard strength requirements
  • Guard design comparisons
  • High risk guarding locations
  • Inspection doors
  • Lubrication points
  • Under conveyor guarding

Signage requirements

  • Mandatory conveyor signage
  • Recommended conveyor signage

Requirements for other conveyor types

  • Underground specific 
  • Transportable and mobile conveyors 


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Sushil Kunwar
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