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Fenner Conveyors’ Hunter team hits safety milestone

Fenner Conveyors’ Hunter team has reached a major safety milestone of 365 days recordable injury free.

Branch Manager Andrew Lucas said this milestone was achieved through hard work, safety workshops, and shared learnings from around the business.

“Our team members regularly engage in high-risk activities, including maintenance activities, belt, gearbox, motor, and pulley replacements. It’s a diverse and challenging environment that presents many risks,” Lucas said.

The Hunter team is made up of conveyor service experts based out workshops in Newcastle and Muswellbrook and has had to overcome challenges that had the potential to impact safety.

Fenner Conveyors’ team invested in pod modifications to improve loading and unloading of belt splicing equipment in underground mining work environments.

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“As a regular and repetitive task, we identified that improving ease of use and ergonomics for the team when handling equipment was a priority,” Lucas said. “We modified the pods to have additional doors for easy access to the equipment and reduced manual handling.”

The Hunter team also leveraged learnings from other Fenner Conveyors’ locations to identify and avoid potential safety hazards when completing high-risk activities.

It regularly communicated safety activities and performance with all 62 members of the team.

“It’s a fantastic result for our team to reach 365 days injury-free. Our safety culture has everyone out there looking after their mates, and making sure every member of the team goes home safe. This is something we can all be proud of,” Lucas said.

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