Device blocks falling debris

BRANT Webb knows first-hand about mining safety gone wrong.

The Beaconsfield Mine disaster survivor turned Excess Baggage reality TV star has now become the face of one of the newest mining and construction safety devices, the BLH Stop Drop Safety Barricading System.

And yesterday he was showing the new gadget off at Rockhampton's CQ Expo.

"It's something I'm really proud to be a part of because falling objects on a mine or construction site can kill, and this will save lives," Brant said.

The safety contraption is a simple plastic polymer barricading system, designed to combat one of the world's most common causes of workplace injuries and fatalities - being hit by a falling object.

Brant said the product was launched three weeks ago and the CQ Expo was one of the stops on getting the product known.

"I go to Chile in weeks to promote it there so hopefully it goes well and Rocky is a great place to promote as well," he said.

The 2012 Central Queensland Transport Trades and Mining Expo was off to a great start yesterday, with many coming through the gates to see what was on offer and exhibitors happy about the response from visitors so far.

The CQ Expo continues today from 9am to 5pm at the Rockhampton Showgrounds.

Topics:  mining safety, rockhampton's cq expo



Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
SELLER'S LOSS IS YOUR... $199,000
Residential Land If you are looking for a good block that has been cut ...
DESIRABLE LOCATION $569,000
House 5 2 2
THERE IS SO MUCH MORE... $410,000
House 3 2 3
FAMILY HOME ON 4051SQM ... AUCTION Sat 27th...
House 4 1 2

Featured Jobs

finda logo

Emerald jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
MARIST COLLEGE... Emerald Part Time
Mechanic Wanted Dingo Full Time
Longwall Fitters... Norville Full Time



Local Partners

Local Profile

Horoscopes

Virgo

If you have been trying to kick an old habit, your resolve will be much stronger now. Overcoming this problem will also put more cash in your...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save