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Whitehaven Coal Limited : Annual Report 2010
WhitehavenCoalLimited–AnnualReport2010 17 Achievements • A significant improvement was the introduction of a document control system that has resulted in the Health and Safety Management System now being coordinated across all the sites using a common approach. This has involved considerable consultation by all sites in the development of the documentation. The Whitehaven Coal Intranet has been implemented, allowing group-wide access to approved policies, standards and procedures. • The Take 5 process was implemented at all Whitehaven sites. Take 5 is a simple and effective individual risk management tool. A Whitehaven Coal specific Take 5 booklet was developed in consultation with employees and management. During the year, Take 5 numbers across the group went from zero to more than 900 per month. • All new employees and contractors undertake the Whitehaven Coal generic induction which is coordinated offsite using a specialist training provider. This process allows contractors to participate in the Whitehaven Coal generic induction before presenting to site for work. The induction training material was reviewed and updated to reflect current Whitehaven Coal standards and systems. Successful participants are now issued with a Whitehaven Coal generic induction card. • The injury management system was developed, consulted and communicated with all sites. The injury management system includes the policy, standard, procedures and forms including an injury management kit. The kit is distributed to any injured person and the nominated treating doctor to provide a structured process for return to work. • The annual legal compliance audits were conducted for all sites, excluding Narrabri (which was not in operation during the year). All of Whitehaven’s open cut operations improved on previous audit results. Of particular note is the Gunnedah Coal Handling and Preparation Plant, which demonstrated a significant improvement in Health and Safety systems and processes in the field. • Alcohol and Other Drugs standard and testing process was developed, consulted and communicated with all sites. The review included the selection and management of the alcohol and other drugs testing process and associated documentation. The testing process occurs on a regular basis with employees and contractors selected randomly. • Industry and Investment NSW Coal Mines Health and Safety Audits were conducted throughout 2009/2010. The audits included Electrical Management, Mechanical Management, Health and Safety Systems and Contractor Management. The Northern Region, predominately Whitehaven Coal, performed well with an overall compliance percentage of 92.51.
Annual Report 2009
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