Good housekeeping makes for safer sites

April 15, 2019
  • Safety
  • Mineral Processing
  • Mining and Resources

Regular site inspections and independent internal audits are key elements of Sedgman’s commitment to safe and sustainable workplaces. 
They fulfill two important functions, providing opportunities to highlight best practices for sharing within Sedgman and across the CIMIC Group, and they identify opportunities for site and system improvements.
A health, safety, environment and quality (HSEQ) mobilisation audit of the Byerwen coal handling preparation plant (CHPP) project in Queensland achieved both of these outcomes. 
The audit provided the opportunity to share an example of effective materials laydown and handling practices. 
Steel work weighing 160 tonnes and fabricated in China for the CHPP, was delivered to the site in shipping containers and unpacked. Every section has its own call up board with contact details and section-specific hazard identification. 
Sedgman HSEQ Manager, Luke Mears, said: “Ensuring material laydown areas are setup and utilized correctly is important, as it reduces risk to persons and plant working in the area. Good housekeeping is also one demonstration of the commitment the project has to safety.

“The laydown setup at Byerwen demonstrates best practice, and sets the scene for excellence in safety across the Byerwen site.”

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