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
There were no Lost Time Injuries recorded for the September 2014 quarter. The 12-month moving average Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate for all Mincor Operations is zero (2.25 at end of previous quarter), which is well below the Industry Underground average of 3.0.
There were two Alternative Duty Injuries in the September 2014 quarter, down from three in the previous quarter.
The following improvement strategies were undertaken during the September 2014 quarter:
- Safety and risk awareness training for front-line Supervisors was conducted via an external consultant.
- A revised Disciplinary Policy and Procedure was rolled out, aimed at improving consequence management.
- A cost improvement initiative of installing vending machines for personal protection equipment was implemented. Initial results show an improvement in PPE wastage rates and costs of 10%.
- First Aid training was conducted in-house for 21 employees during the quarter. The percentage of the total workforce with First Aid training is now at 80% (up from 75%). The target is 90%.
- Conducted BG4 underground breathing apparatus training for five emergency response team members.
- MonthlyHazard Observations were a focus and were sustained at a high level.