Safety titans rewarded

THE annual Richards Bay Minerals ‘Titan Awards’ held on Friday acknowledged individuals and teams who made a special contribution to safety over the past year.

‘Like much of the mining sector, RBM currently faces weak and uncertain commodities markets, which have led to a focus on cost controls and efficiencies,’ said Managing Director Mpho Mothoa.

‘We have, however, refused to accept these as reasons for compromising on our values – in particular, on the safety of our employees, contractors, guests and local communities.

‘Exceptional safety performance can and must be achieved, no matter how unsettled the business environment.


‘In March this year we achieved one million recordable-injury-free hours, and two million recordable-injury-free hours in May.

‘On 8 June, we achieved 128 days without a recordable injury – a new internal record – and another one million recordable-injury-free hours in September. We have not had a fatality since 2013.

‘These are results of which I am exceptionally proud, but they are only a step on our journey to zero harm. They are results that have come about from an emphasis on projects that work, on leadership at all levels of the company, on commitment to our zero harm vision by each and every employee, and on strong and trusted partnerships,’ said Mothoa.



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