A “safety first” approach has made it two safe years and counting for Boart Longyear’s team at Northparkes Mines in New South Wales, Australia.
The crew has not had a lost-time injury (LTI) since its arrival onsite at Northparkes as a drilling contractor, recently passing the milestone of two years LTI-free.
Boart Longyear’s “safety first” approach to drilling focuses on keeping people safe with zero injuries, zero illnesses and protecting the environment with zero environmental incidents.
“Safety is the most important aspect of a job site for Boart Longyear,” says Harry Mostert, Territory Manager – Eastern Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific. “Our safety culture is about accepting a personal and shared responsibility for ourselves, our fellow employees, our contractors, our customers and our shareholders to proactively work on improving safety on site. We are extremely proud of what our team at Northparkes has accomplished.”
Northparkes is a copper and gold mine located approximately 225 miles (360 km) west of Sydney. It is a joint venture between China Molybdenum Co., Ltd (CMOC) (80%) and the Sumitomo Groups (20%).
In addition to its safety performance, the Boart Longyear crew won the site’s Zero Harm award for workplace improvements, including elevated platforms on diamond drill rigs, water control systems and above-ground sumps for both reverse circulation and diamond drilling.