Nothing is more important to MRL than the health, safety and wellbeing of its employees, their families and contractors. The Company is continually implementing and reviewing operational initiatives and improvements in order to demonstrate that all injuries are preventable and safe production is the key to our sustainable operations.
MRL's Safety Management Plan (SMP) has successly driven a contiuning improvement safety performance. Health and safety is always at the fore through robust hazard identification processes, visible leadership behaviours, engaging field interactions and quality inspections and audits.
The MRL SMP is a functional and practicable management plan, aligning the business' subsidiaries which then tailor the requirements for site specific operations across Australia. It has been developed in line with the requirements of the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994, the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and the supporting legislation.
MRL is committed to compliance with this document and ensures the following requirements are met:
- AS/NZS 4801: Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
- AS/NZS 4804: Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems – General guidelines on principles, systems, and supporting techniques
- AS/NZS ISO 31000: Risk Management Standard
The effective implementations of these has resulted in practicable and accountable actions with an overall significant improvement of the TRIFR (Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate). This is indicative of the measured and consistent effort of effective leadership, encouraging every employee to achieve a common goal.
MRL recognises the importance of training and developing all employees at all levels of the business as an investment that is essential to the sustainability of the business.
A successful outcome is achieved by providing up-to-date, high quality learning solutions to enable MRL's employees to realise their full potential and to return a rewarding and positive overall impact on our organisation.
Training begins at the initial engagement of an employee joining MRL. This is achieved through induction processes and the facilitation of competency requirements to undertake specific roles. This level of engagement provides the individual with an understanding of the organisation, MRL's values, expectations and standards, as well as what is expected from the employee to be a contributing and successful member of the MRL team.
Training covers many different areas of need, from providing the competency requirements for specific tasks such as operating an item of plant and then developing proficiency over time, through to safety education around important paradigms such as hazard identification, risk and change management.
MRL has a proven training system to meet the diverse needs of the organisation through successful alignment to the MRL expected targets and results by providing the direction, systems and processes to ensure organisational compliance, employee development and proficiency, with visible and committed leadership as the key to the success and sustainability.
MRL has developed and implemented a Safe Production Program that provides our Leaders with the skills, knowledge and competencies to responsibly manage the MRL OHMP requirements for their workplaces. Leaders are engaged and aligned to the expected behaviours and the correct drivers to achieve a successful result for the employees and business alike.