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Beau Nielsen

Beau Nielsen

Electrical Leading Hand, Yancoal Yarrabee Mine

Beau has over 20 years experience a Senior HV Electrician at various mine sites in Central Qld and has been involved with animal management and control programs throughout his career.

Prior to joining the mines, Beau worked for parks & wildlife as aerial marksman and as part of that needed to develop comprehensive risk assessment and project delivery plans for animal control programs.

Performed as SME in mines for planning control programs targeting invasives.

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
QME Expo Floor Theatre

Panel discussion: Safely and effectively removing feral animals – EPA & Biosecurity

Feral animals are a perennial problem facing mines – both operational and abandoned - which can wreak havoc across sites, and surrounding areas, including farms and communities. This panel showcases recent feral animal programs at Jellinbah Mining and Yarrabee (Yancoal) in Central Qld. Panellists share key learnings regarding assess active mine or quarry sites, identifying & eliminating risks, quantifying outcomes and applying ongoing monitoring methodologies.

Key takeaways:

  • Demonstrating compliance with meeting bio-security obligations within the mining sector
  • How to structure Workplace Risk Assessment and Control (WRAC) Risk Assessment & Mitigation for programs
  • Ongoing management of feral animals via integrated vertebrate animal action plan
  • Incorporating high-res thermal drone technology for monitoring and assisting control programs
  • Benefits to Community Engagement and Good Neighbour policy
  • Occupational Health & Safety