Press Release: May 15, 2020

Australian headquartered infrastructure firm Global Road Technology (GRT) is continuing to support health and safety of the economically vital mining sector through the ensuring that supplies of its dust suppression materials remain uninterrupted during the COVID_19 pandemic. As awareness grows of the risks of airborne disease due to dust pollution Australian state governments in the past 18-months have strengthened legislation to ensure resource companies are applying best-practice methods to ensure the safety of workers and downstream communities. 

Australian headquartered mining and civil services firm Global Road Technology (GRT) is continuing its efforts to support the health and safety of resource sector workers despite the COVID_19 pandemic impacting worldwide supply-chains.

Despite the global lockdown designed to suppress the spread of the virus, Australia’s mining sector is continuing to operate at almost full strength. This underlines the vital role suppliers like GRT play in helping resource companies comply with the latest state and federal government legislation designed to minimise airborne dust and diseases on workers and downstream communities. Critically, during this time of travel restrictions, GRT is able to continue to assist its remote clients in implementing their dust mitigation strategies due to the fact that its manufacturing supply-chain is highly localised within Australia enabling it to continue to client deliveries while implementing remote support strategies.

According to the Managing Director of GRT, Troy Adams, the firm is extremely well-placed to meet the huge demand across the Australian mining sector to support their requirements during this turbulent time, with a focus on ensuring minimal disruption to their operations. 

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“Our firm’s products, applications and services are nearly all developed within Australia meaning that we can meet the immediate demand from the resource sector in a fast and cost-effective manner – achieving our core goal of operational and project efficiency, which is now more important than ever,” said Mr Adams.

Dust Control Mining Sector

“Right now, the global supply chain particularly in an area such as ours requiring advanced manufacturing to produce our products has been severely impacted and there is a legislative requirement from most of the various state governments across Australia to ensure that dust suppression strategies are implemented across all mining sites. Our core focus while ensuring the safety of employees has been to meet our customer’s supply needs to ensure minimal disruptions to production to such a vitally important sector of the country’s economy.” 

GRT is a world leader in the development of infrastructure and process solutions for the mining, civil and agricultural sectors that minimise safety issues, the environmental impact of road building and can be applied across various soil types – making it extremely adaptable – a major reason for its usage within the Australian mining sector. 

GRT has developed a range of innovative chemical additives GRT: Haul-Loc, GRT: Activate, GRT: Ore-Loc, and GRT: Wet-Loc designed specifically for managing and containing dust for the purpose of protecting workers on mining sites and nearby residents and landholders from airborne dust pollution and disease. For countries with largely resource-based economies like Australia, these solutions are in high-demand it allows clients to operate more efficiently whilst protecting staff, communities and the local environment. 

GRT General Manager Mr Daniel Grundy believes that the current disruption has highlighted the firm’s agility and strong supply chain management practices enabling it to continue its operations with minimal disruption. 

“Although our travel to mine-sites has been restricted due to the current COVID_19 pandemic, we’ve implemented a number of strategies to support our clients,” said Mr Grundy. 

“Innovations like automated dosing units, practices like bulk supply and storage option, in addition to a focus on ensuring reliable onsite pump technologies are being combined to ensure that our dust mitigation and erosion control strategies remain uninterrupted. All of these practices are playing a key role in reducing air pollution and saving water in relatively dry regions of Australia where much of this activity occurs.”

Source: USA Today