Mincor's Policy in the field of Occupational Health and Safety
Mincor's stakeholders include its shareholders, employees, local residents and the wider community. Mincor recognises its responsibilities to all its stakeholders and will ensure that its Health, Safety and Environmental standards are second to none.
- Mincor will carry out its business in a responsible manner, and will protect and cherish the natural environment.
- Mincor will ensure that its employees are protected from all occupational injuries and diseases.
- Mincor will provide a safe working environment for its employees, will ensure that Health and Safety are management's top priority and that its workforce is fully trained in Health and Safety matters.
In order to live up to these ideals, it is important to carefully plan and execute actions in line with the ideals in order to properly manage occupational health and safety.
Quarterly update on Health, Safety and the Environment
Four Lost-Time Injuries were recorded for the March 2015 quarter, including three muscle sprains, two of which arose from incidents in previous quarters that unexpectedly required lost time medical attention in the March quarter. Nevertheless this is an unacceptable performance after a cumulative total of three years at both mines free of Lost-Time Injuries.
Mincor has put in place numerous additional procedures and improvement strategies, and will continue to deploy substantial resources in this area.
The following improvement strategies were undertaken during the March 2015 quarter:
- First aid courses were carried out for 19 employees, bringing to 62.9% the total of employees with full First Aid certification. The target is 90%.
- Ongoing audit of training files, now 80% complete.
- Nationally accredited BG4 training was completed for the Emergency Response Team.
- Commenced a review and development of Task Observations for all critical tasks.
- Completed a program of one-on-one supervisor training with an external trainer.
- Conducted blanket drug and alcohol testing.
- Safety hazard observations continued at a high level.