Tyre Safety Collaboration – Australian Mining Review
May 13, 2020
TYRE fitting in the mining industry is a tough job, with wheel and tyre combinations weighing many tonnes, bolts needing to be torqued to hundreds of foot-pounds and some fittings located metres off the ground.
Fitters are often required to hold heavy tooling overhead in awkward positions for wheel, tyre and suspension maintenance.
Despite following industry best practice, worker fatigue and Lost Time Injuries (LTIs) are still serious issues that need to be mitigated in the tyre bays of modern mining operations.