The Mine Electrical Safety Association announces their 29th Mining Electrical Safety Conference (MESC) at the Pullman King George Square Hotel, Brisbane from Monday 9th to Wednesday 11th July 2018.
The formation of the MESA was the first of its kind in Queensland, being established well before the industry focus on safety. For over 25 years the MESA Association or MESC (Mine Electrical Safety Committee as it was originally known as) has been an integral conduit between the working face of the industry – suppliers and government departments in identifying electrical safety problems and by consultation, provide information with a view to improving safety and productivity.
From humble beginnings at the first conference, which was held at Blackwater mine in central Queensland with just a handful of delegates, this event is now seen as the premier Electrical Mining Safety Conference in Queensland.
The event brings together government departments, consultants, suppliers and key industry decision makers within the electrical field to hear technical presentations on all matters relating to electrical safety within the mining industry. A trade exhibition for the benefit of the delegates is also conducted in conjunction with the conference.
This year we will be seeking submissions for the Ken Innes Perpetual award as well as the innovation award.
By far the showcase achievement of the association is the continued development of the annual conference and trade exhibition, but this has not been the only issue tackled, other focuses have been on safety of hand held meters for electrical testing, welding safety and maintenance of a nominated electrical position within legislation.