The health, safety and wellbeing of our employees come first. We understand that our operational environment may be hazardous. For this reason, the identification and management of material risks are crucial in our business approach. We consistently strive to create a zero-harm working environment, regardless of where our people work or what type of work, they are engaged in.
We are committed to zero harm and have put in place rigorous processes to ensure that every employee and contractor ends his or her workday as safely and as healthy as they were when they reported for work. Every day we strive to eliminate fatalities while reducing the number and severity of injuries. Utilising a formalised and integrated HSE management system is essential in enabling Rössing Uranium to optimise, co-ordinate and manage its operations, personnel, plant and equipment. This management system also ensures that our interactions with communities and the environment demonstrate the company’s consistent application of best practices.
The structure of the HSE management system generally follows the layout of common international standards such as the International Organisation for Standardisation (“ISO”) 14001 (Environment) and ISO 45001 (Health and Safety). The HSE management system is designed to assist in the achievement of our HSEC goals, which include our legal obligations and how we support the communities within the area in which we operate.
An auditing programme periodically evaluates the effectiveness of our HSE management system. All potential impacts are listed on a risk register with related mitigating and operational controls. However, our approach to the health and safety of our employees goes beyond compliance and we seek to achieve year-on-year improvement