Australian Mining and Resource industries have a greater
risk associated with the incidence of Lightning strike injuring
their workforce, inherently due to the large scale of typical
mining and processing operations which are often located in
remote areas, many of which are in geographic regions of known
high and above average thunderday activity.
years Lightning has been responsible for a number of fatalities,
serious injuries and other significant incidents in Australia,
many of which have occurred on Mining operations, and specifically
due to the greater risk of exposure to those personnel, who
as a normal course of their employment are required to work
outdoors, and often may be exposed to the elements.
a result of some recent mining related tragedies here in Australia
and overseas, there are now some new and likely upcoming changes
to the way that Australian Mining companies will be required
to address their Lightning Risk, where to assist in the Mining
Industries understanding of these new requirements, Lightning
and Surge Technologies, in conjunction with the US based
National Lightning Safety Institute will host a series
of Lightning Safety Seminars across Australia during
The Lightning Safety Seminars will provide valuable information
Occupational Health and Safety Managers
Production and Construction
Remote exploration situations
of Outdoor Working crews
Although this information session also applies to those
within Occupational Health and Safety activities within the
Aviation, Heavy Industry, Government, Military, Petrochemical,
Sports Administration and Transportation Environments.
N.B: Seminar information and application forms (PDF)
will be available soon on this page.