Health, Safety and Environment
The health and safety of our people and the protection of the environment for future generations are of paramount importance to the ongoing success of BUMA Australia.
At BUMA Australia, our commitment to Health, Safety and Environment means providing a workplace that supports the health and wellbeing of our people and conducting our operations in a manner that is environmentally responsible and sustainable. All projects strive to exceed our client, stakeholder and industry expectations.
Safety requires strong leadership and relentless commitment; our Leadership Teams set positive and clear expectations, actively involving our people to identify improvements, be accountable and uphold our industry leading safety standards. We believe that everyone has a responsibility for improving and maintaining Health, Safety and Environmental performance and BUMA Australia has an organisational structure to support the achievement of our targets and strategy in this area.
Underpinning our safety commitment are the BUMA Australia 18 Elements Framework and Cardinal Rules. The Framework is structured around leadership, risk, controls, planning, improvement, monitoring and records and enables BUMA Australia to meet legislative and certification to AS/NZ 4801:2001: Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, OHSAS18001:2007: Safety Management Systems and ISO14001:2015: Environmental Management Systems.
BUMA Australia use various reporting and performance systems and controls to support our commitment to the safety of our people and the environment, ensuring that we are proactive in our approach to the mitigation of risks on our sites.
Critical Risks are potential unwanted events that could result in injury, fatalities or significant environmental harm. Our Critical Risk Management Program is a practical approach of improving control over unlikely Critical Risk events by focussing on the implementation and effectiveness of critical controls.
BUMA Australia recognises that a stable, educated and focussed workforce is critical to delivering a safe and productive project. Our training system is designed to ensure that our employee and contractors are suitably trained and competent to conduct their activities in a safe, productive and environmentally sustainable manner.
Through a process of continuous improvement, we have implemented formalised practical skills training that utilise alternative forms of education, including e-learning through video and interactive programs.
Environment and Sustainability
The sustainability of the Australian resources sector relies on the efficient planning, management and operation of mining activities. As specialist operators of mines, contract mining service providers have an important role to play in the future sustainable development of the Australian mining industry. As one of Australia’s leading contract mining service providers, our environmental strategy is progressive, adaptive and responsive, with a strong focus on continually improving our management systems and performance.
Our well-established systems and processes cover each phase of a mining operation: from start-up through to operations, and eventually closure. Central to upholding our systems and processes is our ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management System. All sites have Environmental Management Plans in place to ensure we meet compliance requirements and our environmental targets and objectives.
Our environmental processes and systems focus on the areas in which we have the greatest potential to make a difference, such as reducing greenhouse gases, reducing energy emissions, minimising water use, minimising waste and responsibly managing the land on which we conduct our activities. We also work to minimise disruptions to the surrounding communities, neighbours and other stakeholders.
BUMA Australia has implemented continuous improvement measures to reduce fuel usage across our sites and to support our sustainability goals. We are also committed to setting and reporting targets for CO2 intensity.