Action Drill & Blast Doubles Resources and Capabilities with Hughes Drilling Integration

Leading drill and blast specialist Action Drill & Blast (ADB) has doubled its resources and significantly increased its presence and capability in the coal sector following the acquisition in December of east coast drilling company Hughes Drilling, by ADB’s parent company NRW Holdings. Hughes’ operations are currently being integrated into ADB’s, including its fleet of […]

Creating a world-class safety system

Action Drill & Blast’s industry-leading safety system, ActionSAFE, is the product of five years of ongoing development to create a program which would lead the industry in professionalism and safety. ActionSAFE exceeds Australian industry benchmarks for safety and to date, has achieved more than 1600 continuous LTI-free days across ADB’s operations. Here, our HSEQ Manager, […]

Productive Time = Money Saved

Maximising your drill and blast productivity is easy. Good contractors do it well by understanding and implementing the following: Best practice safety – safety and productivity go hand in hand. Safety incidents can have a significant effect on operations. Ensuring safety standards adhere to best practice should be priority. Safe people are productive people. Scheduled […]

2015 SITI Leadership Excellence Award

In 2013, Action Drill & Blast launched its SITI (Safety, Integrity, Teamwork, Innovation) Leadership Excellence Award to recognise those within our company who demonstrate outstanding, consistently strong leadership in accordance with our core values of safety, integrity, teamwork and innovation. Strong leadership ensures that we all travel the same path at the same pace and […]

Action Drill & Blast Returns to Isaac Plains

Action Drill & Blast (ADB) is pleased to announce that it has reached in principle agreement with Golding Contractors for the provision of drill and blast services at Stanmore Coal’s Isaac Plains coal mine in Queensland. ADB is currently operating on site under agreed terms pending finalisation of the contract details. ADB General Manager Warren […]

It’s time to focus

The current climate is an opportunity for mining service providers to rise to the challenge The face of the mining industry has changed. We have moved swiftly from discussions about expansion activities and volumes of production to discussions about costs. Mining companies are focused on being the lowest cost producers in their respective markets. For […]

Why excellence is critical if we are to achieve cost efficiencies

The proof is in the results! In order to successfully adapt and evolve in today’s challenging market, companies in the mining sector need to focus on their performance and efficiencies. The current resources market is tough. The positive of this is that it pushes companies to challenge every facet of the business. It means sharpening […]