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TYREgate: A “World First” Risk Management Decision Support Tool for Earthmover Tyres and Rims

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Published: June 09Project Number: C17032

Get ReportAuthor: Guldidar Kizil , Tilman Rasche | Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre (MISHC), The University of Queensland, Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, Division of Mines and Energy

This report introduces the recently developed online and publicly accessible TYREgate: Tyres and Rims Risk Management Decision Support Tool (http://www.mirmgate.com/tyregate) and describes its unique and innovative features. TYREgate is a world’s first earthmover tyre and rim related searchable Causal Factors Database which provides the mining industry with a unique, up‐to‐date and complete source of information on earthmover tyre and rim safety and maintenance improvements.

TYREgate’s main deliverable is its unique and innovative search methodology which allows managers, decision makers and other users with limited time to access dynamically generated, graphically displayed accident, incident and risk management ‘near real time’ data by using a ”3 Click” approach.

What are my major risk factors? (Click 1)

Where can I find the causes of these factors? (Click 2)

Why did these specific accidents occur? (Click 3)

How can I mitigate the risks at my own operation? (Checklists)

TYREgate closely aligns with the vision of the Earth Moving Equipment Safety Round Table (EMESRT).

EMESRT was formally established in 2006 by a group of major mining companies. EMESRT has developed 15 Design Philosophies (DPs) including “Tires & Rims” for key issues that impact on the human factors design of earth moving equipment. The EMESRT DPs are available on the web via the “Minerals Industry Risk Management Gateway” website which is known as MIRMgate (http://www.mirmgate.com), the pre‐eminent search engine for risk management.

EMESRT resource materials form an integral part of MIRMgate and TYREgate has been developed to

provide seamless integration with the online EMESRT “Tires & Rims” Design Philosophy (DP) (http://www.mirmgate.com/tires_and_rims.asp).

The aim of a DP is to provide information to assist with equipment design so that risks are reduced to an acceptable level. TYREgate adds considerable value to information and methodology that EMESRT has developed in a number of subject areas, specifically the EMESRT “Tires & Rims” DP.

TYREgate builds on a previous ACARP project C15046, “Review and Analysis of Tyre Related Accidents and Incidents – a Study with Recommendations to Improve Tyre & Rim Maintenance and Operational Safety of Rubber Tyred Equipment” (Rasche T & Klinge T 2006). The “Incident Cause Analysis Method (ICAM)” was utilised to analyse the accident / incident data. The ICAM methodology provides a logical framework for the analysis of incident and accident causation. And supports the notion that most incidents and accidents are caused rarely by a single act or condition, but rather by a number of factors working together.

Without the root cause review, safety improvements around tyre and rim maintenance and their use will continue to remain reactive rather than proactive and are likely to continue their focus on less effective means such as procedural ‘fixes’ rather than solutions addressing the root cause of the mishap (such as the design of the equipment).

The report introduces TYREgate from the ground level up and discusses TYREgate Key Features and system functionality. This project is a successful collaboration between the Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre (MISHC) ‐ The University of Queensland, the Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation – Division of Mines and Energy, and Klinge & Co.

 

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