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Protecting Your Mine Site Assets

When you're operating a mine site, tools and equipment run into the millions

of dollars, so it's extremely important to take proper measures to protect your

assets from vandalism, misuse and theft.

But it doesn't stop there. You also need to make sure your site is protected from

outside threats. This means investing in security measures such as fences, gates,

and a security team tailored to your operations.

In this blog post, we'll discuss some of the best ways to protect your assets on a

mine site.

Understand how your assets are at risk

When you're running a mine site, you need to have a good security system in place

to protect your assets. But with so many risks involved, it can be hard to know where

to start.

Firstly, let’s look at the main risks to your mining equipment:

Theft: This is one of the biggest dangers on a mine site, and it can be from both

employees and outsiders. There are a number of ways to prevent theft, from secure

storage facilities to tracking devices on equipment.

Vandalism: This can range from graffiti to actual damage done to property. Again,

there are a number of ways to prevent vandalism, such as security cameras and


Accidents: A mine is a hazardous environment, and accidents can happen at any

time. All sites need safety protocols to minimise the risk of accidents and have your

employees well-trained on the tools, equipment and vehicles they operate.

Circumstance: As mine sites change in structure and necessity as a project

develops over time, security measures will need to evolve as well. If old systems are

not continually updated to match those changes gaps in your security can form,

putting your assets at risk.

Conduct a comprehensive security assessment

A well-researched and informative security assessment of your site will help you

figure out what measures you need to take to protect your assets. This will involve

looking at things like the layout of your site, the type of security fencing you have,

and whether or not you have the right security protocols.

They also need to know how to deal with difficult situations, like if they're confronted

by thieves or vandals. If your employees are properly trained, they'll be able to

handle any situation that comes up.

When you have a clear security plan, your employees will know what their roles are

in helping keep your assets safe. Training is key, so make sure that you invest the

time and resources into it. Your assets are too important to leave unprotected.

Implement security measures

Implementing proper Australian mining security measures is a top priority.

Off-site, that means ensuring your equipment is locked up and secure when it's not

in use. On-site, you need to have a robust security system with cameras and guards

to keep an eye on things.

You also need to have a plan for emergencies. What happens if there's a fire or a

security breach? You need to have a contingency plan for these occasions and

make sure all your staff know what to do in case of an emergency.

Your security plan should be tailored to your specific needs, and it should be

reviewed regularly to make sure it's up to date. Don't take chances - make sure your assets are protected at all times.

Review and update your security plan

Could it be time to perform a security health check of your mine site?

It's important to review and update your security plan regularly as things evolve on a

mine site and your security plan needs to reflect changes to your working


That's why it's a good idea to have a security team that's constantly reviewing your security footage and your access control procedures. If you're not sure where to start, the team at Goldfields Security Services can help.

We have many years of experience in the Kalgoorlie security industry and have Cert

4 education in Risk Assessment in the Goldfields as well as a cert IV in Training and

Assessment and a cert IV in Security and Risk Management.

Would you like some further information on our WA Mining Security Services?

We’d love to hear from you. Give our team a call today on 0404 449 326 to see how

we can help or email us at

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M Sajid Ali
M Sajid Ali
Oct 22, 2022

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