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Log Book | Brown Book

Supplier: The Brown Book

The Brown Book log book is a universal risk management system that will improve safety on mining and construction work sites.


There is a problem for employees, employers, recruitment companies and insurance companies when it comes to knowing how qualified a person is to operate high risk machinery. Not all training qualifications are equal.

The Brown Book universal log book system was produced as a solution to the follwoing issues:

  • Licenses are not enough. National licenses can be issued after only one week of training. It’s not enough. Assurance of competency requires more information
  • Mining and construction sites rely on a transitory workforce. Records need to be transferable – easily transferable
  • The safety risk for employees, employers and the public are significant without adequate record keeping. There are moral and legal ramifications for the companies using a system that doesn’t ensure adequate record keeping. Currently, licenses are issued without identifying the type of equipment, size of equipment or the years of experience the operator has. It is just not enough
  • WorkCover, WorkSafe, Local Councils, Universities, primary and secondary schools, recruitment agencies and major corporations are demanding comprehensive log books from contractors to reduce their legal liability and improve workplace safety

The Bronw Book log book is available in two forms:

Plant Operators Log Book, designed for operators of:

  • Cranes
  • Excavators
  • Earthmovers
  • Dump trucks
  • Face shovels
  • Bulldozers
  • Backhoes
  • Front-end loaders
  • Loader-backhoes
  • Skid steer loaders
  • All loadshifting equipment
  • Graders
  • Scrapers
  • Rollers
  • Forklifts
  • Drilling equipment
  • Piling rigs
  • Mechanical harvesters
  • Chainsaws
  • Tractors
  • Army tanks
  • Concrete pumps
  • Tractors
  • All heavy equipment 

Skilled Career Log Books designed for skilled personnel such as:

  • Dogman
  • Riggers
  • Scaffolders
  • All construction worker levels
  • Miners
  • Engineers
  • Shotfirers
  • Welders
  • Mechanics
  • Technicians
  • Fitters
  • Diesel mechanics
  • Machinists
  • Boilermakers
  • Drillers
  • Roughnecks
  • Roustabouts
  • Derrickman
  • Skippers
  • Deckhands
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Carpenters
  • All skilled worker levels