RISKGATE is an on-line body of knowledge (BOK) that complements existing risk management processes to provide event-specific controls for people in the Australian coal mining industry who conduct and/or develop risk assessments, audits, incident investigations and management systems. 

The main objective of this ACARP project is to design, develop and operate RISKGATE, built to coal industry requirements; and populated with knowledge obtained from mining industry experts through a series of bow-tie analysis action research workshops for each topic.
Broad participation from the mining industry is the key factor underlying RISKGATE success. All Series One and Series Two Topics are now complete, and RISKGATE was launched by ACARP on December 5, 2012. Access is available via automatic registration/login for all ACARP member companies at http://www.riskgate.org/ 

Mining Companies contributed: Adani, Anglo American, BMA/BHP, Caledon, Centennial, Peabody, Rio Tinto and Xstrata/Glencore. 


Training for RISKGATE

RISKGATE & Stature Interface Training has been conducted at Centennial Coal, at Fassifern and Lidsdale House. For more information in regard to holding training sessions at your mine site, please contact Professor David Cliff.


Kirsch, P., Harris, J., Goater, S., Cliff, D. and Sprott, D. (2012) RISKGATE -an innovative online portal to assist risk management in the Australian coal industry. In: Risk and Development in a Changing World. World Congress on Risk 2012, Sydney, NSW, Australia. July 18 -20. 

Kirsch, P., Goater, S., Harris, J., Sprott, D. and Joy, J. (2012) RISKGATE: promoting and redefining best practice for risk management in the Australian coal industry. In: Naj Aziz, Bob Kininmonth, Jan Nemcik and Ting Ren, Proceedings of the 2012 Coal Operators' Conference. 2012 Coal Operators' Conference, Wollongong, NSW, Australia, (316-326). 16-17 February 2012.
Harris, J., Sprott, D., Spinks, M., Cliff, D., Goater, S. and Kirsch, P. (2012) RISKGATE -a case study in application to fires on mobile plant. In: Eighth AusIMM Open Pit Operators -Conference 2012: Automation, Maximising Throughput & Return: Proceedings. Eighth AusIMM Open Pit Operators' Conference 2012, Perth, Australia, (49-54). 18-19 September 2012.

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