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P. Kirsch, S. Goater, J. Harris, D. Sprott & J. Joy, RISKGATE: Promoting and redefining best practice for risk management in the Australian coal industry, 12th Coal Operators' Conference, University of Wollongong & The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2012, 315-325.


RISKGATE, an ACARP funded initiative, is an interactive online risk management system designed to assist in the analysis of priority unwanted events unique to the Australian coal mining industry. The system is innovative in that it is built upon a foundation of expert knowledge gathered through action research workshops, further supported by a substantive and diverse array of industry, academic and technological resources. In operation, RISKGATE offers an innovative tool to assist industry partners and regulators alike in the design, management and reporting of organisational and regulatory compliance requirements. In practice, RISKGATE provides a continuum for knowledge transfer and redefining best practice in risk identification, assessment and management in the coal industry. The RISKGATE prototype in its early phase of testing for priority of unwanted events of most relevance to coal mining is presented.