Health, Safety and Environment
“At the end of the day, it’s all about making sure everyone is safe at work and can return to their loved ones at the end of their roster. By promoting safety values and positive safety behaviours, we continue to manage risk and improve safety performance.”
What’s most pleasing is that we have had another year free of work-related fatalities. Our staff are working with large, heavy and complex plant and equipment in a rugged environment. Despite this, the number of actual injuries on site has dropped. There is always more to be done but, overall, we continue to head in the right direction.
The safe management of naturally-occurring fibrous materials continued to be a main focus in 2013. We spent much time and resources on monitoring and evaluating risk and expanding our programmes. In 2013, we won the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia Innovation in Health and Safety Award for management of fibres in mobile equipment. This was a significant achievement.
We also improved our specialist injury management care for staff and provided employees with the opportunity to access medical information and advice on a confidential basis.
Much time and effort was also spent ensuring that our health and safety approach and environmental management system was appropriate for the project’s new operational status. We continue to evolve our greenhouse gas emission data collection and reporting systems. We also continued our extensive monitoring programme for vegetation, coral and marine life, ambient dust and weather events.
Our combined-cycle gas-fired power station won industry awards for energy efficiency.