- January 21, 2019
- Posted by: Sage Shield Safety Consultants
- Category: Overseas Occupational Health And Safety News
JSE/NYSE-listed Sibanye-Stillwater reports that its South African operations achieved a considerable safety turning point of 5 000 000 death totally free shifts in January 2019.
This turning point soon follows the Group (including its United States PGM operations) attaining 5 000 000 death totally free shifts.
These safety milestones represent a considerable recovery in security throughout the Group, following a difficult first six-months in 2018.
Amongst other efforts, these encouraging accomplishments are the result of an intensified focus on security, as part of the adoption of the Sibanye-Stillwater ‘Zero Damage’ Framework, which was collectively developed with direct assistance of organised labour and the Department of Mineral Resources through a series of Safety Summits.
All stakeholders have actually contributed towards an objective of Absolutely no Harm by building on our focus of creating an allowed environment, with empowered individuals who make values-based choices and make use of fit-for-purpose systems.
Developing an international safe production advisory panel
An additional security effort recognized in 2018, was the development of an International Safe Production Advisory Panel (GSPAP).
The Group is pleased to encourage that it has effectively developed GSPAP, consisting of a group of leading academics and chaired by Dr Kobus de Jager (the Group’s head of Security).
The GSPAP’s required is to provide global insights, finest practices and proficiency in constant improvement of safe production mining practices.
The 5 external members consist of:
Sibanye-Stillwater CEO, Neal Froneman remarks:
“We would like to thank our 70,000 staff members and contractors, and all our other stakeholders who allowed us to reach these considerable safe production turning points.
“The mining environment is a dynamic environment however and we will continue to adjust and innovate in order to constantly enhance our safety efficiency.
“We are honoured to welcome the five prominent academics who have actually agreed to serve on the safety advisory panel and eagerly anticipate their sage and esteemed input.
“The advisory panel is an acknowledgment of Sibanye-Stillwater’s dedication to Safe Production and underpins our mentioned purpose that our mining enhances lives.”