SA Mines and Energy Journal : April-May 2011
38 APRIL/MAY 2011 SA MINES & ENERGY JOURNAL MEMBER NEWS With ever-changing requirements for Occupational Health & Safety laws in the mining and resources sector, the need for effective and innovative equipment has increased. Since 2009, Ancorloc Earth Systems have been looking for ways to assist the South Australian resources sector through a revolutionary ground anchoring system. With holding capacities ranging from 135kg to 50 tonnes, Ancorloc's wide range of anchors are equipped for a variety of engineering applications such as securing portable buildings, pipelines, guyed towers or erosion control. Ancorloc Earth Systems provide an easy to use, environmentally sensitive product solution that is ideal for installations that require minimal environmental impact. This cost-effective alternative to traditional anchoring is now performing in 5 different continents, providing support with field training, demonstrations, installations and anchor system education. Already embraced locally, Ancorloc Earth Systems are used by Holden, Clipsal 500, Transfield Services, ElectraNet, SA Water, Telstra and ETSA Utilities. Ancorloc plans to conduct a demonstration day in June, more information is available from Todd Miles, Business Development Manager tmiles@ancorlocsa. com.au Striking gold Global ground engineering and environmental services consultancy, Golder Associates recently became the most awarded firm in the history of the BRW / Beaton Client Choice Awards. Golder was recognised in 4 categories at the March 16 event, bringing their grand total of awards to16. For the 6th consecutive year Golder was named Best Consulting Engineering Firm (revenue $500-$200m) and awarded Best Provider rated by the Property and Construction Sector, Best Provider rated by the Mining Industry and Best Provider rated by the Government and Community Sector. "Creating and maintaining strong client relationships is at the core of Golder's culture and it is immensely satisfying to receive client recognition through the BRW Awards. " said Golder's Managing Director, Darren Watt. Anchoring alternatives Sundowner Cabin and Tourist Park newest and most modern accommodation in Whyalla Conceived and designed to meet the accommodation needs of your work force Lincoln Highway, Whyalla Norrie, South Australia 5608 Phone (08) 8645 1535 Fax (08) 8645 9324 email@example.com www.sundownercabinpark.com.au Directors Robert Gwynne 0417 083 403 Stephen Edwards 0418 827 455 55 Deluxe Two Bedroom Self Contained Cabins featuring • King Size Beds -- King or Single Sleep 4 in comfort • Reverse Cycle Air-conditioning & Ceiling Fans • Fully equipped kitchen with full size fridge and stove • Modern spacious bathroom • Ample lounge and dining area • LCD Wall Mounted TV • WIFI Internet Access • Veranda & Outdoor Seating Guest Services include • 24 Hour Reception • Guest Laundry and Convenience Store • Ample parking for large vehicles • Quiet and secure location • 2km to Whyalla Airport • Medium to Long Term Bookings You have the contract and the personnel WE HAVE THE ACCOMMODATION Contact Managers Revel & Fiona Hyde to arrange inspection or quotation MACCS comes to SA Steadily increasing activity in South Australia's mining and petroleum sectors has led to Occupational Health and Safety specialist, MACCSGROUP, opening their first South Australian office recently. The new facilities in the CBD feature fully equipped meeting rooms and workstations to support the specialist consulting work MACCS does with the local resources industry. Experienced in all aspects of Mining, Construction and Petroleum safety system development, MACSS offers specialist advice in metalliferous and coal industries. Director Kym Mitchell says "Growing our presence in the State makes it a lot easier for us to deal directly with all our South Australian clients and to critically examine our clients' Safety Management Systems, identify gaps and provide practical, cost effective solutions to overcome shortfalls" "The new facilities will provide several benefits to our rapidly growing national client base and it will allow us to establish relationships with potential clients" Said MACSS Director Gary Mounsey. MACSS has been appointed as the consulting OHS Specialist for SACOME Emerging Miners Project. The program is aimed to help emerging mining companies assess their OHS needs and implement improvements in their system, and involves free OHS advice to emerging miners who are SACOME members.