Employers in the Queensland mining sector have been warned about the dangers of counterfeit equipment components after it was recently discovered counterfeit heavy-duty bearings, marked with a manufacturer's trademark, had been supplied to a Queensland mine.
Counterfeit components can pose a risk to worker safety if they fail unexpectedly.
Resources Safety and Health Queensland is advising employers to review their procurement and quality assurance processes to ensure that the equipment they receive meets safety standards and specifications. This includes checking technical specifications, procurement procedures, and quality assurance processes to ensure the safety of workers and equipment in the mining industry.
Source: OHS Alert, 25 September